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Armrest fitting.. help!

Clach Aug 15, 2007

  1. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    :faint: I finally sourced a leather armrest for my a3 at a breakers (£20). At present my car has no armrest..so a wee bit of cutting is in order!

    I am not the most mechanically minded, but would like to give the job a try myself..now I have read through several of the links, and it seems I need a template, a bolt, something to secure the bolt to, and a fine selection of tools to do the job - but one thing is confusing me; how exactly does it fix?!

    Any pointers.pics would be great, and a copy of the template would be even better? Is it easyish...??

    Thanks,

    Clach
     
  2. steebo888

    steebo888 Member

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    i think once you cut away the plastic theres a hole to bolt onto
     
  3. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    That is the hope! I am assuning that i just need to cut away the rectangle peice that is, at the moment, covered by a little plastic mat!?
     
  4. abdus

    abdus Top Gear VCDS Map User

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  5. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    Thanks mate,

    looks good..where did you get these diagrams from, excellent!

    Craig:thumbsup:
     
  6. abdus

    abdus Top Gear VCDS Map User

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    ElsaWin :)
     
  7. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    Received the armrest today from the breakers and it is missing the bottom and rear plastic trim and one or two bolts..also, some scuffs on the leather which someone with a bit more patience could probably manage to buff out...

    The trim i can handle, but the scuffmarks I would have a hard time with given the excellent state of the leather seats..

    Anyway huge dissapointment, thanks for everyone's help I suppose I will need to splash out £150 odds for the part on Vagparts or go to the dealer..

    The above armrest is available for a minimal price and posting costs, as I am sure someone will want it for the bracket , etc., alone? Pictures can be supplied, and part will be on classifieds soon.

    Craig :thumbsup:
     
  8. steve1975l

    steve1975l Member

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    I wouldn't bother, never use mine as it gets in the way.
     
  9. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    I have an Auto., and do mostly motorway driving...otherwise I would not have bothered...:o.k:
     

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