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      06-22-2018, 10:44 PM   #1
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DYI Wireless Phone Charging Tray 2018 530i G30

Duration: 60Min

Things you need:
Console Storage box Wireless Charging charger For BMW 5 Series G30 2017 2018 (ebay) (seller tuningstore1949) $188 USD
Hair Tweezer
T20 Screw Driver
Trim Removal Tool
Add A Fuse Tap Standard Size
Something to fish the wire (I used a piece of CAT6 cable and trim tool)

Functions which will work:
Youíll be able to wireless charge you phone in regular charging mode
Ambient lighting will still work on the charging tray.

Function which will not work:
Phone Reminder (If you forget the phone in the charging tray)
Fast Charging


1. Lift both of the Cup holder rubber inserts from the edge with HAIR TWEEZER enough to slide the trim tool for easier removal.
2. Remove both T20 screws from cup holders.
3. Side Trim tool in the gaps and push down on each clip and fliting it from the front to remove the cup holder.
4. Remove wire clip connecting from cup holder for cigarette lighter connection and set aside.
5. Remove 2 T20 screws from regular tray.
6. Carefully unclip usb port from regular tray making sure not to damage it.
7. Slide out the regular tray.
8. Remove 2 T20 screws from passenger side trim making space to fish the wire for new tray.
9. Tape the end clip on the new charging tray connection to a piece for trim tool or something so you can fish the wire out on the passenger side without damaging the charging tray connection.
10. Side the new charging tray in.
11. No need to put back the 2T20 screws for the charging tray because you will need a longer ones.
12. Reconnect the cup holder connection for cigarette light.
13. Side back the cup holder into place, this will also lock the charging tray in position so those charging tray screws wonít matter.
14. Screw back the 2 T20 screws in the cup holder and drop back the rubber inserts. (If your usb port looks crooked like mine donít worry, Just insert a usb stick to fix the position)
15. Connect the supplied extra cable to the charging tray connection on the passenger side.
16. Push the cable up and screw back the 2 T20ís on the passenger side trim.
17. Connect the RED end of the cable to ADD A FUSE TAP with 7.5 AMP Fuse.
18. Connect the fuse tap to F59 or F51 Empty Fuse on the passenger Side Fuse box. ( You can also connect to a same fuse tap if you have a radar or dash cam)
19. Loosen the nut and connect the Black ground wire to it.
20. Done, Done and Done.

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Attached is a PDF File with Pictures.
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      06-22-2018, 11:16 PM   #2
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DYI Wireless Phone Charging Tray 2018 530i G30

Duration: 60Min

Things you need:
Console Storage box Wireless Charging charger For BMW 5 Series G30 2017 2018 (ebay) (seller tuningstore1949) $188 USD
Hair Tweezer
T20 Screw Driver
Trim Removal Tool
Add A Fuse Tap Standard Size
Something to fish the wire (I used a piece of CAT6 cable and trim tool)

Functions which will work:
You’ll be able to wireless charge you phone in regular charging mode
Ambient lighting will still work on the charging tray.

Function which will not work:
Phone Reminder (If you forget the phone in the charging tray)
Fast Charging


1. Lift both of the Cup holder rubber inserts from the edge with HAIR TWEEZER enough to slide the trim tool for easier removal.
2. Remove both T20 screws from cup holders.
3. Side Trim tool in the gaps and push down on each clip and fliting it from the front to remove the cup holder.
4. Remove wire clip connecting from cup holder for cigarette lighter connection and set aside.
5. Remove 2 T20 screws from regular tray.
6. Carefully unclip usb port from regular tray making sure not to damage it.
7. Slide out the regular tray.
8. Remove 2 T20 screws from passenger side trim making space to fish the wire for new tray.
9. Tape the end clip on the new charging tray connection to a piece for trim tool or something so you can fish the wire out on the passenger side without damaging the charging tray connection.
10. Side the new charging tray in.
11. No need to put back the 2T20 screws for the charging tray because you will need a longer ones.
12. Reconnect the cup holder connection for cigarette light.
13. Side back the cup holder into place, this will also lock the charging tray in position so those charging tray screws won’t matter.
14. Screw back the 2 T20 screws in the cup holder and drop back the rubber inserts. (If your usb port looks crooked like mine don’t worry, Just insert a usb stick to fix the position)
15. Connect the supplied extra cable to the charging tray connection on the passenger side.
16. Push the cable up and screw back the 2 T20’s on the passenger side trim.
17. Connect the RED end of the cable to ADD A FUSE TAP with 7.5 AMP Fuse.
18. Connect the fuse tap to F59 or F51 Empty Fuse on the passenger Side Fuse box. ( You can also connect to a same fuse tap if you have a radar or dash cam)
19. Loosen the nut and connect the Black ground wire to it.
20. Done, Done and Done.

Follow me on IG https://www.instagram.com/prince1566/ to see my upcoming mods

Attached is a PDF File with Pictures.
Terrific DIY, better than most and straigt to the point, I could almost figure it out just by pics. Awesome share.

PS. I swear if someone made a 3rd party cup holder replacement with bigger cup holders even removing that 12volt to do it, they'd be loaded. Why the heck did BMW make those smaller, i can barely fit anything in them ever. Its probably my biggest complaint about the car and that sucks. I legit cant fit anything i was able, from small shaker bottles ot even some regular water bottles. I dont think you need both USB and a 3rd 12v there... i m guessing thats a carry over from the cigarette smokers... thanks you you smokers lol.

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      06-22-2018, 11:39 PM   #3
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Terrific DIY, better than most and straigt to the point, I could almost figure it out just by pics. Awesome share.

PS. I swear if someone made a 3rd party cup holder replacement with bigger cup holders even removing that 12volt to do it, they'd be loaded. Why the heck did BMW make those smaller, i can barely fit anything in them ever. Its probably my biggest complaint about the car and that sucks. I legit cant fit anything i was able, from small shaker bottles ot even some regular water bottles. I dont think you need both USB and a 3rd 12v there... i m guessing thats a carry over from the cigarette smokers... thanks you you smokers lol.
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Try this maybe, lol
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rd_i=318296011
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      06-23-2018, 12:04 AM   #4
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haha i may get desperate but with those deck lids that certainly doesnt help, i wonder if someone makes one that goes on a side or anything. Id even opt for the old school BMW ones that pop out the glove.
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      07-02-2018, 07:06 AM   #5
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What an amazing guide, thank you! When I was searching for a wireless charging solution, I found this tray for $130 at Aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/XTOO...12157d6cad6859 Looks very similar to yours which is $188.

Btw I ended up ordering this plug&play alternative http://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=13 for $90.
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Hi, my 530e doesnt comes with the wireless tray, is there any part numbers from original BMW to purchase? Since some of 530i have this features, so i assume it can be upgraded.
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great alternative

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What an amazing guide, thank you! When I was searching for a wireless charging solution, I found this tray for $130 at Aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/XTOO...12157d6cad6859 Looks very similar to yours which is $188.

Btw I ended up ordering this plug&play alternative http://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=13 for $90.

I'd love to hear that works for you. Looks like a good alternative.
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Hi prince1566,

Nice write up! Do you happen to have the brand/model of the wireless charging tray? I want to make sure to get the correct one. Thanks!
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Did anyone ever get the phone reminder and/or fast charging to work?
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DYI Wireless Phone Charging Tray 2018 530i G30

Duration: 60Min

Things you need:
Console Storage box Wireless Charging charger For BMW 5 Series G30 2017 2018 (ebay) (seller tuningstore1949) $188 USD
Hair Tweezer
T20 Screw Driver
Trim Removal Tool
Add A Fuse Tap Standard Size
Something to fish the wire (I used a piece of CAT6 cable and trim tool)

Functions which will work:
Youíll be able to wireless charge you phone in regular charging mode
Ambient lighting will still work on the charging tray.

Function which will not work:
Phone Reminder (If you forget the phone in the charging tray)
Fast Charging


1. Lift both of the Cup holder rubber inserts from the edge with HAIR TWEEZER enough to slide the trim tool for easier removal.
2. Remove both T20 screws from cup holders.
3. Side Trim tool in the gaps and push down on each clip and fliting it from the front to remove the cup holder.
4. Remove wire clip connecting from cup holder for cigarette lighter connection and set aside.
5. Remove 2 T20 screws from regular tray.
6. Carefully unclip usb port from regular tray making sure not to damage it.
7. Slide out the regular tray.
8. Remove 2 T20 screws from passenger side trim making space to fish the wire for new tray.
9. Tape the end clip on the new charging tray connection to a piece for trim tool or something so you can fish the wire out on the passenger side without damaging the charging tray connection.
10. Side the new charging tray in.
11. No need to put back the 2T20 screws for the charging tray because you will need a longer ones.
12. Reconnect the cup holder connection for cigarette light.
13. Side back the cup holder into place, this will also lock the charging tray in position so those charging tray screws wonít matter.
14. Screw back the 2 T20 screws in the cup holder and drop back the rubber inserts. (If your usb port looks crooked like mine donít worry, Just insert a usb stick to fix the position)
15. Connect the supplied extra cable to the charging tray connection on the passenger side.
16. Push the cable up and screw back the 2 T20ís on the passenger side trim.
17. Connect the RED end of the cable to ADD A FUSE TAP with 7.5 AMP Fuse.
18. Connect the fuse tap to F59 or F51 Empty Fuse on the passenger Side Fuse box. ( You can also connect to a same fuse tap if you have a radar or dash cam)
19. Loosen the nut and connect the Black ground wire to it.
20. Done, Done and Done.

Follow me on IG https://www.instagram.com/prince1566/ to see my upcoming mods

Attached is a PDF File with Pictures.
Awesome!
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      02-09-2019, 10:22 AM   #11
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Did anyone ever get the phone reminder and/or fast charging to work?
The reminder requires the charger to be connected to the car's loom (so it can 'communicate' with the car to tell it a device has been left in there) and not just simply powered by the 12v like in this DIY.

You would need the OEM wireless charger (or a copy which has been made specifically for the BMW connections) and to either get a new loom or modify your own to connect it up in OEM fashion. Not worth it for addition of the reminder.
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You would need the OEM wireless charger (or a copy which has been made specifically for the BMW connections) and to either get a new loom or modify your own to connect it up in OEM fashion. Not worth it for addition of the reminder.
I take that back - an OEM retrofit which included the inductive connection to the car aerial would probably be worth it as that is a more useful feature (for me personally) than the wireless charger; I rarely have a low battery but I put my phone on the w/c pad purely for the boost in signal.
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Any one know if this product ( https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-...12157d6cad6859) works with Samsung S8? or is this iphone only? Plug and play sounds good no wiring or taking dash apart be nice to have cordless charging in my 540ix M Sport.
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