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Armrest fitting guide?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Maz, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Maz
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    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    Hi all,
    Ive just picked up a new leather armrest from VAG parts for my S3 and Im sure ive seen some detailed fitting instructions on here before but cannot find them anywhere, can anyone help. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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    Thread revival!

    I'm not trying to fit one but instead remove the one I have to remove the centre console. The diagram I have says top remove the ash tray in the rear then just undo the bolt that is facing out. It has a hook like clamp thing round it that swings open. Apparently once that bolt is out the armrest should (and I quote) "lift out"! I've but a fair bit of force into tryying to release the armrest but its not budging.

    Anyone got any advice?
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    This is what the guide I have says but It's total balls cos the thing wont move:

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    Just above the hook that the bolt screws into you will see a hole, prize a small long flat head screwdriver and push down which will release the armrest.
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    Does the hook need to be out towards the rear of the car for the armrest to release? You are a star. I'll let you know how I get on.
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    What size are the bolts that fix it to the chassis.

    Thanks, Chris.
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    Yes the hook needs to be out towards the rear of the car, and 13mm is the size needed to remove the bolts and a nut which secure the bracket to the chassis.
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    Cheers guys. I'll try Sulaiman's screwdriver trick first, if that doesn't work I'll move in with the big tools :)
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    Sulaiman you are a total legend, the screwdriver trick released the armrest in seconds. I owe you a beer mate :beerchug:
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