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Old 08-25-2004, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how to replace the armrest on the e36?
I ordered a brand new replacement armrest and I got a whole package that seems to connect to the metal frame beneath the plastic center console (that houses the parking brake). So far I tried to remove the one already on my car but it is bolted to the metal frame of the car. Is there a way of either just removing the armrest portion only and replacing it? Or is there a technique to removing the center console so that I could get to the bolts that attaches the armrest to the frame?

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I am not so sure how much this applies to your car but take a look at this guy......hope it helps

http://www.leatherz.com/install_cupholder_armrest.htm

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If you just want to replace the armrest, lift it up and underneath should be a plastic cover. On this cover there should be 3 (or 4, cant remember) little black plastic covers which cover up the screws, these will undo the arm rest. If you want to take the whole section out it should also only be 4 screws. These are (x2) under the hazard light switch (so you'll need to pull that out) and (x2) under the ashtray in the back.

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If you just want to replace the armrest, lift it up and underneath should be a plastic cover. On this cover there should be 3 (or 4, cant remember) little black plastic covers which cover up the screws, these will undo the arm rest. If you want to take the whole section out it should also only be 4 screws. These are (x2) under the hazard light switch (so you'll need to pull that out) and (x2) under the ashtray in the back.

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Thanks guys....I posted this last august when I first came to the forum looking for answers for my newly bought E36....it's funny that the question was never really answered and i ended up solving it myself last august and eventually joined the forum to become one of the most present members here....
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