Finally replaced my cup holder today. I never use it but it always bothered that it was broken!
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I didn't know you had to open up the entire dash panel. It was fun but tedious. Broke tabs and cracked the dash a little. oops
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I found the culprit! 1 ball was broken. I guess this is why most cup holders fail.
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The other culprit. This gear was too free and it was causing the cup holder to come out too fast.
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New one is in!
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It's a very small thing but I feel good knowing that onemore thing is restored to its former glory. AND I got to learn how it all works inside. I had a very good time with this one. Video link below!