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    Deleting the armrest (S3 8L 2002)

    I have a 2002 8L S3 with the Recaro black leather interior. The armrest has the common failure of the button to lower it. I am not sure I would ever use the armrest anyway so would like to just "delete" it entirely. Is there a blanking plate available to replace the armrest? Has anyone else done something similar and has a good solution to this?

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    It's just a rubber bit, like a small mat (same as the longitudinal one under the handbrake). Think I've still got mine from when I retro fitted mine.

    P.s I'd take the armrest leather but off your hands if you're looking to sell?

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    If you have the bit to hide the hole then I'd be happy to do you a fair price on the armrest. Bear in mind it doesn't "work" at the moment - but otherwise is in good condition. What did you have in mind? Cheers,
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    £15 repair kit to fix it from Audi direct and about 20 mins job with a torx 7 driver just 4 small bolts.

    want a how to p.m me I did guzzy's last month for him.

    then a oem Audi armrest would fetch £60 in classifieds on here.......approx

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    Why do people refer to the removal of anything on a VAG car as "deleting", whilst it is grammatically correct it is properly properly weird.

    N249 delete, PCV delete, rear wiper delete, armrest delete, the other day I head some bloke saying he was going to "delete" his orange indicators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s33nyboy12 View Post
    £15 repair kit to fix it from Audi direct and about 20 mins job with a torx 7 driver just 4 small bolts.

    want a how to p.m me I did guzzy's last month for him.

    then a oem Audi armrest would fetch £60 in classifieds on here.......approx

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    You are probably right 16Klappe - I just go with the flow! When I searched for "removal" I got nowhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @udi A3 View Post
    A guide including part numbers would be usefull!!
    I don't have a guide with part numbers exactly but pm me and I'll reply with my knowledge :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by grenachenoir View Post
    You are probably right 16Klappe - I just go with the flow! When I searched for "removal" I got nowhere!
    when you been on here a bit longer you will realise jaardo is always right :-D ! Ain't that right jaardo ;-)

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