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Old 10-02-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default How to install a 95-99 armrest

I've found a whole bunch of brand new in-box 95-99 armrests for $35 each. Is it difficult to install one?

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Old 10-02-2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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As I recall, it's just two screws.

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Old 10-02-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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Sounds pretty easy, thanks.

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Old 10-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: How to install a 95-99 armrest

2 phillips head screws (possibly 7mm but pretty sure not) in the back (middle of seats) portion of the armrest.

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2 phillips head screws (possibly 7mm but pretty sure not) in the back (middle of seats) portion of the armrest.
Yes, two phillips screws.

And if someone has difficulty installing one, they need to turn in their man card and start buying themselves maxi-pads.

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Yes, two phillips screws.

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Old 10-02-2008, 07:32 PM   #7
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Yes, two phillips screws.

And if someone has difficulty installing one, they need to turn in their man card and start buying themselves maxi-pads.
Lol, well I better be able to do it then.

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I've found a whole bunch of brand new in-box 95-99 armrests for $35 each. Is it difficult to install one?
I want one where can i buy it?

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Old 10-02-2008, 11:46 PM   #9
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I want one where can i buy it?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=280272785627

I'm quite tempted myself, just a bit tight on cash at the moment unfortunately.

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Old 10-03-2008, 12:29 AM   #10
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I opted to repair my arm rest. Be careful not to put your elbow on the arm rest to push off or raise your body. The plastic will pop if done in the center. I covered a board with foam and cloth to repair. It is stuck on with double stick tap. Much nicer then the original. It was hard and not so comfy. The board distributes the weight. So far, so good....

(This may apply more to overweight, middle age males).

My parents have the same problem on there Corsica. The plastic that provides support or rigidity to the arm rest structure broke.

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I opted to repair my arm rest. Be careful not to put your elbow on the arm rest to push off or raise your body. The plastic will pop if done in the center. I covered a board with foam and cloth to repair. It is stuck on with double stick tap. Much nicer then the original. It was hard and not so comfy. The board distributes the weight. So far, so good....

(This may apply more to overweight, middle age males).

My parents have the same problem on there Corsica. The plastic that provides support or rigidity to the arm rest structure broke.
Corsicas (and berettas, which have an essentially identical interior) are the worst for the broken armrests. I don't think I've seen one that's not broken. I had a '94 Corsica, and of course it was broken, and it bugged the heck out of me. The S-Series 2nd gen armrests seem to hold up fairly ok, the more common issues I see with them is a broken latch and significant side-to-side play in the lid. Haven't seen too many with the top caved in. *shrug*

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Old 10-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #12
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Yes, two phillips screws.

And if someone has difficulty installing one, they need to turn in their man card and start buying themselves maxi-pads.
I would venture a guess that the SF members who are already buying maxi-pads are no less adept than the "man card" holders at this particular install. Probably more adept, in some cases.

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Old 10-03-2008, 01:18 PM   #13
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I've found a whole bunch of brand new in-box 95-99 armrests for $35 each. Is it difficult to install one?
And $19.39 for shipping.

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Picked one up at the local JY last summer for $20. Probably could have haggled down but it was too frigg'n hot.. just wanted to get back to the AC. Cleaned it a little and it looks like brand new! I like it but it does make it a little more difficult to buckle the seat belt. Also, I had to add a felt pad on the side as it rubbed on the lumbar lever and squeaked like crazy.

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:13 PM   #15
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I opted to repair my arm rest. Be careful not to put your elbow on the arm rest to push off or raise your body. The plastic will pop if done in the center. I covered a board with foam and cloth to repair. It is stuck on with double stick tap. Much nicer then the original. It was hard and not so comfy. The board distributes the weight. So far, so good....

(This may apply more to overweight, middle age males).

My parents have the same problem on there Corsica. The plastic that provides support or rigidity to the arm rest structure broke.
Thanks for the tip. I will try to be very careful about that.

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