It is possible to modify the stock cupholders to make them less prone to spill.
This instructable gives you step-by-step instructions on how to do it.
Please note that this modification is designed to accommodate medium sized cups (16 - 20 oz) with tapered sides, and straight sided 12 - 16 oz bottles. It does not work well with small cups. You need to determine for yourself whether thhis modification will meet your beverage needs.
Step 2: Gently remove cover
The cover is held in by 4 plastic push connectors.
Step 3: Cover and connectors
Step 4: 12 mm nuts
Step 5: Remove 12 mm nuts
Step 7: Remove 7 screws
Remove the 7 small screws (flat-head Philips) indicated by the yellow arrows.
Step 8: Gently lift cover
Gently remove the cover from the tray hinges.Â
Step 9: Remove 2 screws
This makes a total of 9 screws removed so far.
The front plastic part of the cupholder assembly will now come apart from the metal tray.
The rear plastic part of the cupholder is still attached.
Flip the whole thing over and remove the front plastic part gently.
Step 10: Free the rear section
Remove the 2 screws indicated (pan head Philips).
Please note that these screws are different from the screws removed previously.
Don't mix them up!Â