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CENTRE ARM REST LOCKING CLIP (MECH)???

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by niffty, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. niffty

    niffty Member

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    Hi all,

    Do any fellow members know where I can get the locking clip or mech for the centre arm rest as mine has snapped off and will not lock?

    So ever time I pull my arm rest up the top lid flaps around.

    Is it possible just to change the lock or do I need a complete centre armrest?

    Any input will be much apreciated.

    Thank you guys and gals in advance.
     
  2. mike foster

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    You can get the lid portion of the armrest from Audi separate from the lower part.

    The clip is in the lid and cannot be purchased separately ( to my knowledge )

    Not cheap unfortunately ( £40 ish for non-leather ) - have a check on ebay as sometimes they come up.

    Cheers
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    I have the same prob.
    Think I'm gonna take the lid off and rip it apart, attempt a repair and put it all back together.

    Nothing to lose eh?



    Actually forgot my car is under warranty, so that might be the first point of call. lol
     
  4. aristides

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    I broke mine too, went to AUDI and changed it under warranty :)

    Maybe got lucky, but you should ask! Nothing to lose right? :)
     
  5. mdre83

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    Agreed, try your dealer first, I broke mine twice in a previous car. Audi fixed it both times under warranty :icon_thumright:
     
  6. fuji

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    I just booked mine in for replacement under warranty today, so deffinately worth a try at your local dealer.
     
  7. niffty

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    Cheers guys,

    Under warranty work.

    Nothing to lose, going to give them a call to see if I can blagg it.
     
  8. niffty

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    Haha...

    Told I was out of warranty.

    Quoted me £60 plus larbour on top... just hanged up.

    Oh well looks like im going to B&Q for some velcro.
     
  9. magnus911

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    Classy! I have this problem also; I'm going to try the warranty route...
     
  10. niffty

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    Let me know how you get on. Think they will do it for you if its under warranty.
     
  11. Gee.

    Gee. The Dynasty

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    Same problem here...
     
  12. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth I e-mailed a contact at my local Audi who spoke with the warranty guy and said they will still need to see the actual damaged clip, but they will order a new lid in so it's ready for Friday, and I can go in and have it replaced there and then. So looks like warranty is fine.
     
  13. Dec

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    I was able to superglue mine and its more sturdy than when I brought the car now!
     
  14. Scott

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    To confirm I got this replaced yesterday under warranty at Crewe Audi. :)
     
  15. mdre83

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    :icon_thumright:
     

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