RobbW
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:09 pm

While we're on the hunt for the snap rivets for the center console, does anyone know where to get more of the snap rivets for the door panels? I inadvertently broke two or three of them while trying to pop the rear driver side door back on. The panel, so far, stays on fine with one remaining rivet and the three screws. However, I'd like to have some of the plastic rivets on hand in case I notice the panel starting to get loose.
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jaraczs
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:03 pm

Thanks everyone in this thread, particularly gmarcuccio and RobbW. I have just installed my center arm rest, today. I have decided to tilt the unit a little down so that it is more ergonomic when keeping hand on the shifter. The parking brake can be reached from the passenger side.
Edited on 9/4/2013: Speaking of ergonomy, I think it would be better to move it about 1 inch backwards. The tilt is good, though.
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sandange
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:14 am

Looks good.

What worked for me was to raise the shifter buy getting a taller slimmer knob instead of lowering the arm rest
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RobbW
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:42 am

I want to raise the shifter, too, but I don't want to get one of those "universal" fit shift knobs that use screws to hold the knob on. I tried that and the knob could still be rotated. I want a screw on knob or shaft extender, but I'm having the hardest time finding anything that will work and look the way I want.
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gmarcucio
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:05 pm

jaraczs wrote:Thanks everyone in this thread, particularly gmarcuccio and RobbW. I have just installed my center arm rest, today. I have decided to tilt the unit a little down so that it is more ergonomic when keeping hand on the shifter. The parking brake can be reached from the passenger side.
Edited on 9/4/2013: Speaking of ergonomy, I think it would be better to move it about 1 inch backwards. The tilt is good, though.
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That works out great!!!

Llecentaur
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Re: Universal shifter

Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:04 pm

I was struggling with one of these, trying to fix it with original screws and so and it never worked. Finally I used some araldite on the thread and put the knob in place. It has not bothered since.

I gues the problem might arise if you have to take it out for some other repair, then I am fairly confident forcing it a bit will crack the araldite because it is connecting plastic to metal and remains a rather brittal material.

siai47
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:58 am

I have been reading this thread and noticed people are having trouble getting the "snap rivets" out of the console. The way to release them is to take a small punch (or phillips head screwdriver) and push the center pin of the rivet in. That will release the pressure on the outer part of the rivet. When you pull it out, you will see that all you need to do it push the little snap pin back out past the rivet body to reset it for installation.

jaraczs
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:18 am

siai47 wrote:I have been reading this thread and noticed people are having trouble getting the "snap rivets" out of the console. The way to release them is to take a small punch (or phillips head screwdriver) and push the center pin of the rivet in. That will release the pressure on the outer part of the rivet. When you pull it out, you will see that all you need to do it push the little snap pin back out past the rivet body to reset it for installation.

Thanks siai47, those rivets on our cars are pain to work with to avoid their damage. I will try this technique the next time.
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gbazinet
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:26 am

i just get this on ebay and it fits properly,


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tigger19687
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Re: Updated Arm Rest with opening Console

Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:46 pm

I never screwed mine in, just shoved into the cup holder and it has held on tight.

Actually, anyone in MASS that wants to buy mine (cheap) and the Canion dongle thing too ??
I am going to donate my "i" because I just bought the Bolt.

Unless you know someone that wants to buy my 'i' ??
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