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Arm rest S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by thompa25, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. thompa25
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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?
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    New lid needed, cant buy clip separately.
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    So you can get the lid separately? Thought i was going to need a whole new arm rest
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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.
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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.
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    Mine broken last week, very poor flimsy design.
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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!!
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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.
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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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    If any of you do decide to replace it, I would be interested in buying the lid with the broken clips off of you.
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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.
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    Don't care, square in the nuts.
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