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      05-08-2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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Grocery bag hooks in F30 330d - Cheap & Easy fit mod

Finally managed to fit two grocery bag hooks, using parts from VW bins following this excellent guide, here: http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=919563

Here's the finished project:

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I ordered the VW hooks from Amazon US:

http://www.amazon.com/Cargo-Trunk-Pa...audi+bag+hooks

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Cost of hooks = 6 ($8)
Self-tapping screws = 60p

I used 6mm self-tapping screws with some washers to keep it all in place.

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An added bonus from this mod is that engine output has (probably) increased by at 20 BHP, due to shopping bags not being thrown around in the boot.

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Health & Safety & Wealth Warning:
Attempt this only at your own risk. If you drill holes in the bodywork, stab yourself with a runway drill or get eye damage through fine metal filings floating about in the confined space of the boot or damage some cunningly hidden piece of kit, don't blame me

Ensure you use short screws that won't penetrate the bodywork.
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Nice touch, may well copy you on that one!
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Very neat - I like that idea.

Now....would one fit under the glove box as a curry hook?
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You putting VAG parts in your beemer?



Although I can see nothing will fall out of the bags, surely they are banging about in the boot as you brake, accelerate etc...? Are the bags secured anywhere?
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Need to get this done asap. Can't stand the noise and rattling of shopping bags while driving. Worst thing is when you get home, open the boot and find everything you packed out of place....
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Be careful putting screws into the underside of the parcel shelf.

There are a couple of electronic boxes under the cabin side of the trim, along with associated wiring and it could be very costly if you damaged it.
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Before, whenever I put a carrier bag in the boot of my car, the contents would be strewn about by the time I got to my destination. My mod was to use one of those collapsible 32L plastic crates and put the bags in that. No screwing required (ooeerrr)

OP - seriously though, thanks for sharing. I've had these hooks in other cars but didn't order the convenience pack or whatever it is BMW rush you for the practical touches in our cars.
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I must drive like Miss Daisy as I've never found the shopping thrown across the boot. Always found adjusting my driving to the requirements at the time a lot easier
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Why not the luggage net on the boot floor?
You'll only have that if you ordered the extended storage pack.
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Be careful putting screws into the underside of the parcel shelf.

There are a couple of electronic boxes under the cabin side of the trim, along with associated wiring and it could be very costly if you damaged it.
Good point. I should've added that I used the iPhone taped to a stick, turned on the video and did an 'exploratory shoot' to look into the nooks and crannies to do as you said and look for any obstructions etc. If there's a way of loading videos, I can put it up here..
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Although I can see nothing will fall out of the bags, surely they are banging about in the boot as you brake, accelerate etc...? Are the bags secured anywhere?
I keep one of those collapsible boxes in the boot for bits and bobs and keep the bags in there..
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Worthy of anappreciate as I love a guide done well thanks.

VW parts in BMW though, making me very uneasy.
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Why not the luggage net on the boot floor?
Its ok for like a laptop rucksack or something but anything like a tin in a bag flies out, its quite an open net at the top/bottom/sides I find. Would be excellent for a cat I think or small pet.
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Its ok for like a laptop rucksack or something but anything like a tin in a bag flies out, its quite an open net at the top/bottom/sides I find. Would be excellent for a cat I think or small pet.
Don't they struggle as you're stuffing them under the net?
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Don't they struggle as you're stuffing them under the net?
I find the plastic bags work a treat.




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VW parts in BMW though, making me very uneasy.
Yes, it'll affect your CO2 for sure.
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