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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-13-2016, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question Broken Cup Holder?

OK, I need to hear from those with broken passenger cup holders. I am starting to cad some replacement parts. I can CNC and 3D print. What I think is the major problem is the 3 plastic parts I have labelled in the attached photo. I need input from those that have broken ones as to what parts are broken on theirs. Please respond with the number of the parts you have that are broken or if it is one of the metal parts. If you are missing the entire thing, let me know that too.

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The issue is over travel of the mechanism allows the curved articulating arm to come out of the sliding slot. If you put the arm back into the cup holder and don't force it to over travel it works fine. The 09 cupholder design is updated to prevent over travel. I have modified cup holders to prevent the over travel and they work fine.

The second issue is when closing the mechanism tends to stick. If you pull slightly on the curved portion it will prevent the sticking and the cup holder will function as designed.

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My Solstice is an 09. The cup holder is intact, but I'm wondering how long it will last as it seems pretty weak for my big coffee cup.
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I have 6 people that have contacted me so far with a broken plastic piece. Not just the issues mentioned by Rob in his very good write up. So I have moved forward with the most common part, the circular ring that goes around the cup. Pictures to follow.
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VIdeo of unit working. Replaced part 3 and installed working well

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I too have a broken cup holder with the forward circular part problem. I am very interested in getting this repaired/replaced.
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Took my car in for the air bag sensor issue last week. All went well until I was driving to work a few days later and my Cupholder fell apart. It's broken at the pop out piece where the circular piece meets the slightly sturdier piece. Circular piece is fine, but it's mate is missing a chunk.no sign of it on the floor so I suspect the dealership banged it while re-installing the set and neglected to let me know. Looked fine until it didn't work and upon closer inspection. Anyway-need that piece if anyone has one

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I just realized that my passenger side cup holder is also broken, missing part of the ring that holds the actual cup. Is there a fix for this? Is it easy t replace the cup holder? Appreciate any input. Thank you.
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I just realized that my passenger side cup holder is also broken, missing part of the ring that holds the actual cup. Is there a fix for this? Is it easy t replace the cup holder? Appreciate any input. Thank you.
It's easy, but expensive. Read the punisher index and Rob points you to the exchange procedure

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I am still tweaking on my 3D printed design of this part. I will post up once I get it perfected.
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My cup holder has the half circle piece missing, broken and missing.
Do you have any idea on the replacement cost and procedure?
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For all but the 09 model year, the forward cup holder is held in by tabs. You can insert a panel tool and work it out of the forward console. The 09 cup holder is retained by a single screw.

Last time looked the replacements were selling for about $125 on ebay

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Yeah, I have been busy lately and haven't came back around to finish this project yet. I am torn between continuing this path to print the perfect replacement or go with another idea I have that replaces the entire assembly. Considering that option for my CNC but not ready to share just yet.

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Found rear cup holder for $88

Cup Holder | Genuine GM | 15812206

New from GM parts site

Front cup holder $87

http://www.generalmotorspartsonline.com/oe-gm/15939160

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How much for the ring that articulates around the cup? I have an 07 Solstice.
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