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Ripped armrest...need help #35376 Aug 12, 6:36am Aug 12, 6:36am
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Ripped armrest...need help
Ok somehow the passenger side armrest got a rip in it. I have no idea how it happened. Does anyone know how I (refering to the pic below under interior trim) get the grip assist (#8) off of the arm rest (#9) because it costs 100 bucks from the dealer and who knows how much to install. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35377 Aug 12, 7:56am Aug 12, 7:56am
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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35378 Aug 12, 8:33am Aug 12, 8:33am
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Did you take the door panel off and see if it is connected from the inside?

Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35379 Aug 12, 8:52am Aug 12, 8:52am
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Not yet, I haven't had the chance. I'm prolly going to work on it this weekend. But, i was hoping to get some suggestions first.


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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35380 Aug 12, 9:54am Aug 12, 9:54am
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hmm isnt it just like fabric on a cusion? if it is just get some new fabric thumbsup it'll be like 100X cheaper and will look cooler if you get a color to match your car

Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35381 Aug 12, 9:56am Aug 12, 9:56am
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It is fabric but...in order to recover it w/ one solid piece of fabric i need to remove the grip assist.


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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35382 Aug 12, 12:48pm Aug 12, 12:48pm
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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35383 Aug 12, 5:56pm Aug 12, 5:56pm
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Cmon somebody's got to know???? confused


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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35384 Aug 12, 5:58pm Aug 12, 5:58pm
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I don't know what piece you are talking about.


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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35385 Aug 12, 6:06pm Aug 12, 6:06pm
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The big circle is where the armrest is (the part that is ripped) and the little circle shows the grip assist connecting to the armrest. I want to disconnect the grip assist from the armrest. (BTW this is not my car obviously)

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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35386 Aug 12, 8:06pm Aug 12, 8:06pm
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take the door off and then play around with it...you should find out behind the door.


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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35387 Aug 12, 9:00pm Aug 12, 9:00pm
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(For no power windows) If you have a handle on your window and no power windows you need to remove a clip behind the window handle to remove the entire door panel.

1. Remove bolts holding the door panel.
2. Pull outward gently through the sides of the door panel until you hear the plastic plugs pop out.
3. Remove cables from door locks and disconnect any electrical devices such as power Mirror switch control.
4. Remove the screws that hold the armrest together
5. Once the armrest is out. Their will be couple screws holding the armrest together unscrew.

Finish the job!

There are a couple of screws that hold it the armrest handle you need to take apart the whole door to get to it. Not hard at all thumbsup

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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35388 Aug 12, 9:06pm Aug 12, 9:06pm
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Just get some foam and re-wrap it it'll cost you so much less you can make it any color you want very easy to replace. If you don't want to remove the leather that is torn just wrap over it no biggy and beats putting adhesive. Just wrap it tightly and make sure you lock the edges with metal clips so you don't glue or staples. Here's something I did back then with redsuede. Had to re-do it because the suede would leave prints when you sweat.

Ya know what I mean so if you got a sweaty butt. Buttprints. cry It's all good lesson learned. thumbsup

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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35389 Aug 13, 12:45am Aug 13, 12:45am
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goldcelica...but look, as a result of your 'butt prints' you changed your interior and now have the nciest interior around! so its all good! hehheeheh

Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35390 Aug 13, 4:20am Aug 13, 4:20am
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Thanks goldcelica thumbsup


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Re: Ripped armrest...need help [Re: UFCELI] #35391 Aug 14, 5:21am Aug 14, 5:21am
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I got the armrest out and started recovering it last night. I'll hopefully have pics posted this weekend thumbsup


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