gmarcucio
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Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:37 pm

Well I finally settled on this for my arm rest with opening console. I purchased it from Amazon.com and installed it today. It wasn't a perfect fit I had to buy longer screws and some spacers from Home Depot.

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gmarcucio
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:39 pm

Here is a picture from the back seat showing the back of the armrest. You can see where I installed the spacers.

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sandange
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:52 pm

Wow looks professional,

How difficult was the installation?
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
76,400 miles, 123,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven
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gmarcucio
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:26 pm

Once I figured out what I needed to do and had all of the things I needed such as the spacers and the longer bolts it took me about 30 minutes to drill the holes in the side of my console and install it. I just moved both of my front seats forward all of the way to gain access to the side of my original console. What took the longest was trying to install the bolts and hold a wing nut up under the factory console. I did not remove my console I just took the one screw out of the back and one screw under the little panel located by the shifter and lifted up on the console to get my hands under it to hold the wing nut. In addition to the padded lid opening up you can also fold the entire unit straight up in between the seats out of the way. it's pretty cool. it's just the right height for my arm too.

Llecentaur
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:51 pm

Looks perfect, but I could not find the console in amazone :( . Would you have a link to share ?

gmarcucio
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:13 am

Go to Amazon.com and type in the search box:

Blk Big Storage Armrest Box Center Console Universal Fit
by PhgiveU

gmarcucio
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:14 am

The cost I believe is $69.95

sandange
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:38 am

Darn - They won't ship to Canada
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
76,400 miles, 123,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven
118,000, (190,000 km)

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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:12 pm

gmarcucio, that's very nice and thank you for sharing. Two questions:

1) Do the side arms rub appreciably on the seat brackets - especially as the seats are moved fore-aft?
2) Looks as though the armrest sits down on our existing cupholder. If I wanted to move the armrest higher to match my resting elbow, could its height be controlled by where the mounting holes are drilled and would it then be too wobbly?
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Llecentaur
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:56 pm

Thank you for the info. Is the one you have pictured the grey one or darker model ? Trying to get the right color match with dasbord and central,console.

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