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    Unhappy Armrest pull tab/catch

    I accidentally broke the armrest pull tab/catch.

    Can anyone help me with finding a place to get replacement one so I can put it on or even a place that fits them on (around the East London area)

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    That's what came off, now when armrest is upright.. It wont stay in place

    I'll take more pictures and update thread later on today when
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    It's very common fault on these,a replacement clip can be bought but never tried so not sure what there like
    Audi A4 B6 B7 armrest lid standart by worldleader on Shapeways
    If not then only way to get it working properly again is a new lid which is around £75 if I remember right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a3_sline_tdi View Post
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    It's very common fault on these,a replacement clip can be bought but never tried so not sure what there like
    Audi A4 B6 B7 armrest lid standart by worldleader on Shapeways
    If not then only way to get it working properly again is a new lid which is around £75 if I remember right.

    Thanks, sadly I also lost the spring bit and cannot find anything with the spring

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    Your gonna need a whole new lid, the exact same thing happened to me. Pinch the hinge together to remove the lid. You can get them on Ebay, or Stoke Audi Parts.

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    Would you be able to send me a link with the part?
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjakid View Post
    Your gonna need a whole new lid, the exact same thing happened to me. Pinch the hinge together to remove the lid. You can get them on Ebay, or Stoke Audi Parts.
    A Tip - When you fit the new lid you'll need to pinch the hinges real carefully, you'll think you will break it so go careful.
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    One more post, I swear, one more post about broken arm rest releases and i'm gonna hunt down the ******* that designed it. Then i'm going to castrate him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    One more post, I swear, one more post about broken arm rest releases and i'm gonna hunt down the ******* that designed it. Then i'm going to castrate him.
    The worse part is, I broke it 3HOURS after getting the car

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    I had this on mine when I bought it...
    Easy fix/bodge is adhesive velcro ;-) you can't tell it's there and does the job perfect 👌 you could also try Slim Adhesive magnets that would also work :-) I just had velcro in the house so used that ;-)
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    I bought the clip from Shapeways... not managed to get the lid apart to actually put it in.

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    I just leave mine down, it never bothers me.

    I did however, break the hinge. Tip, don't try and glue it and then install it. Put the lid and broken bit of hinge back in place then glue and push together, close the lid and leave it. I used evo contact adhesive.

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    I've owned 3 Audi's to date and managed to break every single one.... on my last A3 my missis broke it on the way home from buying the car, not happy to say the least.

    Please let me know how you get on as i've never looked into getting this fixed, just made do with it if i'm honest, Audi did quote something like £75 to replace it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefoster View Post
    I've owned 3 Audi's to date and managed to break every single one.... on my last A3 my missis broke it on the way home from buying the car, not happy to say the least.

    Please let me know how you get on as I've never looked into getting this fixed, just made do with it if I'm honest, Audi did quote something like £75 to replace it!!
    I think I'll probably just add either Velcro tabs or just use small magnets. Magnets seem like a better option. Don't have time at the moment to actually sit down and do this. I'll keep you updated on what happens

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    Shapeways clips are good. Got one for the RS4 and it's spot on.

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    Just in case anyone is still checking this... I ended up sticking magnets that I got from Staples onto the lid and bottom bit.. With double sided tape! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireheed View Post
    Shapeways clips are good. Got one for the RS4 and it's spot on.
    How did you manage to take apart the lid? Mine is really stuck together well.

 

 

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