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There are two small slots at the top of the main cup holder where you can store charge cards. I have had an EVgo card that is the normal size of a credit card, and a ChargePoint card sitting in the slots for some time now. The ChargePoint card is about half the size or less of a normal credit card. Today I used it to charge, and when I put it back in the slot, it actually fell through with a clunk.

The area underneath the slots is fully enclosed, and so i cannot access the missing card. Does anyone have any non-destructive suggestions on how to open it up to get the card. Of course worse case, I just order another card and pay the dollar penalty.
 

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There are two small slots at the top of the main cup holder where you can store charge cards. I have had an EVgo card that is the normal size of a credit card, and a ChargePoint card sitting in the slots for some time now. The ChargePoint card is about half the size or less of a normal credit card. Today I used it to charge, and when I put it back in the slot, it actually fell through with a clunk.

The area underneath the slots is fully enclosed, and so i cannot access the missing card. Does anyone have any non-destructive suggestions on how to open it up to get the card. Of course worse case, I just order another card and pay the dollar penalty.
I meant to mention that the card disappeared in my ID.4 Pro S, which have had since late April.
 

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have a look here, for some hints how the console is mounted: What mods have you done to your ID.4 this week?
With some patience you can wriggle it out and get your card back. maybe properly close off the bottom of the card holder as well.

on the other side: Volkswagen shouldn't have left these slots open on the bottom imho, as another forum member lost his key in there already as well.
so maybe the dealer is willing to do this for you under "warrenty" ?
 

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have a look here, for some hints how the console is mounted: What mods have you done to your ID.4 this week?
With some patience you can wriggle it out and get your card back. maybe properly close off the bottom of the card holder as well.

on the other side: Volkswagen shouldn't have left these slots open on the bottom imho, as another forum member lost his key in there already as well.
so maybe the dealer is willing to do this for you under "warrenty" ?
Thank you for the suggestions. I will see what I can figure out.
 

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Thank you for the suggestions. I will see what I can figure out.
I looked over the piece that you highlighted, and I can now see what must be done to get into that area. Thanks again for the help!
 

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It seems the car wants an offering. Perhaps VW was trying to tell us something?

It's not going to help with retrieving the lost items now, but this might make the area on the top more usable.

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This is a 3D printable tray (not my design), but I have some inspiration to use the slots in the car as a mount point by putting tabs on the bottom of the tray. Perhaps even add a few usable card slots in the tray that won't eat the cards presented. I'll post an update after I've printed a prototype.
 

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There are two small slots at the top of the main cup holder where you can store charge cards. I have had an EVgo card that is the normal size of a credit card, and a ChargePoint card sitting in the slots for some time now. The ChargePoint card is about half the size or less of a normal credit card. Today I used it to charge, and when I put it back in the slot, it actually fell through with a clunk.

The area underneath the slots is fully enclosed, and so i cannot access the missing card. Does anyone have any non-destructive suggestions on how to open it up to get the card. Of course worse case, I just order another card and pay the dollar penalty.
had the same thing happen day one! Didn't want to start prying on trim the first day I had the car so just left it and I use the phone at Chargepoint stations now. It makes no sound and I never miss it.....it was a sacrifice to the ghost of Dr. Piech. So far has brought me good luck and I am not going to tempt fate!
 

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had the same thing happen day one! Didn't want to start prying on trim the first day I had the car so just left it and I use the phone at Chargepoint stations now. It makes no sound and I never miss it.....it was a sacrifice to the ghost of Dr. Piech. So far has brought me good luck and I am not going to tempt fate!
I almost had this happen as well, but was still holding onto it so it didn't slip all the way through. The slot closest to the dash seems to have better support underneath for the smaller card, so now I always keep the Chargepoint card in that one and haven't had any recent problems. I'm also storing it horizontally and not vertically to keep it from going between the supports.
 
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