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    Question What is in the trunk?

    I recently purchased a used 2001 Z8. I notice in the owners manual that a tool kit, first aid kit and warning triangle are shown with the car. Unfortunately my car has none of these.

    Were these cars equiped with all of these in the first place? I have asked my local dealer to order these for my car and have run into a couple of issues.

    The dealer tells me that he can not order the warning triangle. According to him this part (71 60 095 457) is not available. His thought is that these were only in European cars and never available in the US. He suggested the standard accessory triangle but it does not fit in the space. It is incoeect for the car.

    The tool kit arrived with most of the tools. I have looked at the picture on page 128 of the manual (on this site) for help in putting the kit together. I am still missing the tool that goes in the extreme left compatment of the pouch and the tools that goes into the 'u' shapped compartment above the other. Anyone know what goes into these spots?

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    Here is everything that came with my car.....

    Sorry for the delay in replying, but the car was in storage. This is an 02 USA car.

    In the trunk
    *First Aid Kit in a black pouch
    *Small Roll Up Tool Kit with silk gloves
    *Battery Charger in a black pouch
    *Cup Holder
    *Softtop Toneau Cover and black canvas/vinyl case
    *Seatback Windbreaker and black canvas/vinyl case
    *Z8 Hardtop Roof metal stand in cardboard box (not shown)
    *Z8 Hardtop Roof white polyester cover (not shown) with a black canvas/vinyl case.

    *Owner's manual. (in the glove box)

    *'The Book'. (delivered several months later)

    In answer to your original question there is no triangle for USA cars.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to put the picture together! It is exactly what I was looking for.

    I have now purchased the tool and first aid kits (tho I did not get the gloves!). One pocket in the tool kit appears to be empty in the picture and I have not been able to fugure out what it is for. The small semi-circular pocket above the others is shown as containing something on page 128 of the Z8 PDF manual on your site. I think it may be for a spare bulb....

    I did not know the battery battery charger was included on delivery, I will consider picking one up.

    With the exception of the hard top I have the other accessories. I am not not sure I need one as I bought the car because it is a convertable.

    FYI I have looked into the warning triangle and they are a common stock item in Europe. It seems they do not meet spec for the US market. I may pick one up on my next trip, it will fit nicely in the space provided.

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    Regarding the triangle...

    Did you ever purchase the triangle to fit into this space? If so, from whom and could it be done via the internet or provide an phone / address?

    Jeff

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    The Triangle Is A Standard In Europe...

    I did buy one when visitng Norway last fall (and it fits perfectly). I had also checked on the part when traveling in Germany. What I found is that the triangle is a European standard (71 60 1 095 457) used in a number of BMW models. The parts system in Germany showed 'thousands' available. The dealer I was visiting just did not happen to have one in stock at the moment, therefore the purchase when in Norway. By the way the US parts system shows the part but lists it as 'no longer available', well it never was in the US.

    I did try briefly to use the internet to find the part however I only found sites in German and could not navigate them (I have enough trouble with English). Since I travel to northern europe at least once a year it was easier for me to wait and get one there. I would offer to pick up a few more on my next trip, this summer/fall, if there is interest. If I remember correctly the part runs $40-50 US.

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    When you are in Europe...

    I would like for you to pick one up for me if possible. Maybe others would like one to. but I would definitely like one. The trunk section seems incomplete in appearance without it in place. Let me know via email the next trip you take and we can arrange payment !! Thanks !

    Jeff
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    Warning Triangle

    Hi Jeff,

    I found this one online at leatherZ. Is it the same?
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    Not sure if....

    it is the same one or not but it would seem odd to me that BMW AG would have wanted to put the ''Blue" case in the Z8, considering everything else is in black. I wonder if this is an aftermarket reproduction of the same piece and not actually made by BMW AG? Also, do you think this one would "clip" in like the one in the Z8 is supposed to, I think?

    Jeff
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    Looks like it...

    I pulled the one I bought in Europe out of my car. It looks to be the same as the one Art found at leatherZ. The color is the same blue and the case looks about right, though I can't tell from the picture. You may want to check on the part number referenced in my prior post.

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    Great ! I'll try to confirm the part number...

    and if so, I will go ahead and order it. Thanks so much --

    Z8doc

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    They were only blue in Europe too.......

    On my Z8 (European Version) here in Switzerland I have the original blue one. BMW never sold a black one, it is the same piece on every model. (I also have a 7-Series and a Z4 and they both have a blue one).