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Front Arm rest

sprout99 Jul 25, 2006

  1. sprout99

    sprout99 Member

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    Looks like my arm rest has packed in.
    Release mechanism is not working properly.
    Any suggestions on fixing it?

    How much is a new one? :banghead:
    or should i go and sit down first?
     
  2. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Definately try to fix it...

    I've seen a few posts in this forum about repairing/upgrading the various pitiful mechanisms in the armrest; a quick search will probably yield plenty of useful info... I'm sure there was a thread in the last month or two about such a task?

    Also, Definetely sit down for the replacement price... A dealer will charge the earth, www.vagparts.com are a bit cheaper - usually between £170 and £200 for the whole shooting-match depending on the upholstery - but of course you probably don't need the whole lot...

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  3. NEiLS3LK51

    NEiLS3LK51 Member

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    4 flocked screws were hidden!!!

    All done now. i used a 95mm long 4mm diameter steel rod
    Drilled right through button and a dot of super glue for good measure on inside.

    Just need to tighten nut under handbrake that is loose and causes rattle.
    (was being a bit rough last night)

    I'm a happy bunny now. Job took 30 mins to do using metal bar route.
    one of the advantages of being in an engineering environment.

    Thanks again to NeilS3.

    :beerchug:
     

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