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Arm rest S3

thompa25 Feb 17, 2014

  1. thompa25

    thompa25 Member

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    I used to put my phone in the arm rest and then clip down the arm rest over the wire. After a while the clip on the top of the armrest (the bit that keeps it closed) has snapped off. So now the armrest opens everytime i lift the thing up, and everything falls out. Is there anyway of getting hold of just the leather top section and repairing this, or is a whole new arm rest job?
    Cheers
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    New lid needed, cant buy clip separately.
     
  3. thompa25

    thompa25 Member

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    So you can get the lid separately? Thought i was going to need a whole new arm rest
     
  4. Steedy

    Steedy Member

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    I have the same problem mate, you just need a new lid but a leather one from audi will cost £78. I haven't found one second hand or cheaper yet so if you have any luck please let me know.
     
  5. thompa25

    thompa25 Member

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    Will do mate, to be honest ill probably pay that from audi, unless I see one soon on ebay for cheaper.
     
  6. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Well-Known Member

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    Mine broken last week, very poor flimsy design.
     
  7. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    I have broken both in my last 2 Audi's :mad: quite an expensive item to replace but I need to do it!!
     
  8. gixerson

    gixerson Member

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    Used a bit of velcro tape on mine, been fine for over a year now.

    Trick is to use the right amount of velcro, too much and it's difficult to open, too little and it doesn't stay shut when lifted up.
     
  9. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to find the fool that designed that arm-rest release and kick him in the balls.
     
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  10. Jcole2221

    Jcole2221 New Member

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    If any of you do decide to replace it, I would be interested in buying the lid with the broken clips off of you.
     
  11. adamccc

    adamccc Member

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    The designs not bad, it's the fact that it was made out of flimsy plastic rather than metal... Yep, mine broke too.
     
  12. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Don't care, square in the nuts.
     

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