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    Front armrest

    hey guys

    i fitted one myself a month or so ago and i am so happy with it - elbow is permanently moulded to it!!

    anyways, i got a genuine one from ebay from this guy

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...7566&rd=1&rd=1

    he has another for sale at the minute, its at Ł1, has a day left

    i got mine for Ł80 and fit it within 30mins

    the seller is 100%, package arrived quickly and as described

    i would advise anyone who hasnt got an armrest in their a3 to bid on that above - bargain!

    they are Ł120+ from audi and god knows what for fitting

    to fit you DO need to cut your centre console but the armrest covers the area neatly - i can post up some "how to" pics if needs be

    grab yourselves a bargain before i do and sell it on for a profit :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie
    to fit you DO need to cut your centre console
    Only use a jigsaw if you're feeling brave

    And don't go too fast. The blade cuts, melts and re-seals the hole!



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    Are the Audi ones as easy to fit as the after market ones?? or are they all the same??

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    This is a OEM Audi one, I would suggest its worth a bid and see if you can get it cheap. You can buy different lids separate, so if you want leather you can add it. Should cost about £40 I think for the lid.
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    It will fit yours Roger, you will just then have to get a leather lid from Nelson
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    Quote Originally Posted by rxs1407
    Are the Audi ones as easy to fit as the after market ones?? or are they all the same??
    I don't know of any non-Audi ones. All the retrofits I've seen have been genuine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rich1068
    I don't know of any non-Audi ones. All the retrofits I've seen have been genuine.
    The after market ones look like they have a different bracket to hold it to the car, than the Audi ones.
    Some have rounded ends and some have flat end??

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    bid on the one above and you wont have to worry about aftermarket one - its easy to fit

    we used a drill, jigsaw and heated a stanley blade to neaten it up a bit - worked very well and the finish is 100%

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    Did you take any pictures??? If so could you send them through.. Please..

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    Thanks very much,will get the arm rest tomorrow, will see if there is a template and instructions...

    Sorry to nick this thread...
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    Give us a shout if you have bother. I had a couple of head scratching moments. Like when you're trying to work out how on earth the fixing bolt is going to stay in place.

    And don't throw the template away thinking it's a bit of packaging...


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    make sur ethe template is the right way up!! lol i made this small mistake but thankfully no visible damage was done!

    looks very neat d3fy - bit neater than mine! ill get my pics up later this eve if my internet at home is working again!

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    what tool is needed to cut the hole?

    anyone done it recently?
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    Drill to start with, hole at each corner, then i used a jigsaw
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    Buggeration, I wanted an armrest for ages and missed this lol!
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    jen lol it was over a year ago!!

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    On the subject of armrests, I'm sure I read on here ages ago about a trick to stop the rattling noise that sometimes occurs. Think it had something to do with strips of stick-on padding or something. Anyone got any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    jen lol it was over a year ago!!

    Balls, I should really read dates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo1 View Post
    On the subject of armrests, I'm sure I read on here ages ago about a trick to stop the rattling noise that sometimes occurs. Think it had something to do with strips of stick-on padding or something. Anyone got any ideas?
    Havent had any issues of rattling - maybe take the ash tray out and try tightening the bolt down

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    The lid has a tendency to rattle after a while sometimes.
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