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Armrest Template

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ads, Oct 12, 2009.

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    Just taken delivery of an armrest. Anybody got the template used to cut the hole in the car's centre console that they don't need anymore??? :rolleyes:

    If push comes to shove then I'll just do it without, but would like to minimise the chance of bodging it.

    Cheers!
     
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    No need for it matey, just look at bottom of the armrest & either just cut out after offering up or make template urself, 10 minute job tbh, dremel & ur away, it really is easy, cant really bodge it if you start from centre & cut a hole to get the bracket through.
     
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    I am just worried about the position of the hole. If I'm out by too much then I'm going to be left with a gap.
    What would be helpful is if I knew how far from the back of the centre console to start the hole? I could work the rest out then.
    You don't happen to know that measurement do ya mate?
     
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    I'll go measure mine, hold ur nipples brb........................................

    Ok top edge of ashtray lid to rear of armrest plastic base is about 7mm & front of armrest base is about 10mm from edge of storage area, so you really cant screw this up given you have 2-3 inches to play with mate & sides well are centered obviously.
     
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    You, my friend, are what is known as a star!! :icon_thumright:

    Ok, next question :)....
    Just taken ashtray out and had a look and I see a hole that I assume the bolt goes into. This hole has no thread in it though, it's just smooth. Now reading other's posts and looking on etka for parts it seem that fitting only requires a bolt and NO nut.
    Is this right??? Cos if it is that ain't gonna work for mine.

    Here's a pic of inside my console (excuse the debris!). Is my cave missing something?

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    I see what you mean

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    STOP PRESS!!! Don't worry mate, just found a post where someone mentions that they used a bolt AND nut. Panic over.

    ETKA has just lost my trust and respect! :faint:

    Damn, dark already. No fitting today. :bye:
     
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    Is there a hole underneath that black plastic rectangular bit held in by two screws.....looks like if you undo the screws that the plate can be moved, or is the plate fixed to the upper sides?
     
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    when you buy the retrofit kit from the dealers you are supplied with what I can only call is a metal sleeve that you have to fit to the hole which then allows you to tighten the fixing on the bottom of the armrest

    if you do a search you will see that some people have just used regular nuts and bolts from the DIY shop
     
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    Thats a result!!
     
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    That black rectangular bit is in the wrong place to be the fixing point for the armrest.

    Ah... thought there must've been something missing. It's a nut and bolt solution for me then.

    Thanks for your help guys.
     

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