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Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by neilquane » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:09 pm

I am looking at retrofitting an arm rest to my car however I seem to be struggling to find the part number. I have had a look on real OEM but can't seem to get my head around the way it is set out.

If someone could help me locate a part number that would be great. I have a half leather trim with anthracite headlining if that dictates which part number the armrest is.

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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by 1er-lover » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:03 pm

Try this it's for my vin number but should be ok.
http://www.bmminiparts.com/DiagramView. ... MOSP=48925

They do crop up on ebay from time to time too.

Here is a how to if you havn't already spotted it.

http://www.babybmw.net/howtos/how_to_Fi ... rmrest.pdf
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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by neilquane » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:15 pm

Thanks very much for your help! I assume I just need to get part number 1 in the corresponding colour?

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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by m6569 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:20 pm

neilquane wrote:Thanks very much for your help! I assume I just need to get part number 1 in the corresponding colour?
You'll also need the part number 15 to cover the rear - it's a different shape to the one that you'll take off
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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by neilquane » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:50 pm

Thanks again! I don't suppose you have any idea on the prices?

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Post by 1er-lover » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:35 pm

neilquane wrote:Thanks again! I don't suppose you have any idea on the prices?
From a main dealer they are about £200 :shock: . I got mine of ebay for £90 delivered.

Try these http://www.fabdirect.com. Give them a bell and tell them what your after.
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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by Matt EHR1 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:32 pm

1er-lover wrote:
neilquane wrote:Thanks again! I don't suppose you have any idea on the prices?
From a main dealer they are about £200 :shock: . I got mine of ebay for £90 delivered.

Try these http://www.fabdirect.com. Give them a bell and tell them what your after.
I would second all the comments, you can get them from £50 upwards on Ebay (Mine was £50 ish i think, and is in good condition), and fitment is a piece of cake. BMMiniparts were the cheapest brand new i found, and good communication too.
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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by neilquane » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:25 pm

Don't suppose any of you will happen to know which trim I'd require? I've got a m-sport with half leather and similar colour seats to the anthracite headlining.

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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by neilquane » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:06 am

And also, I have an E81, would an E87 arm rest fit ok?

Thanks

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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by XuLeTZ » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:41 am

Nice tutorial guys.
I found it with a simple search on google and the 1st site was this one.
I'm waiting mine from ebay. I payed only £40.
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Hopefully I will have the time in weekend to fit it and nothing get's broken :)

Thank you for the tutorial and the pictures.
You made me create an account here :)

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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by RHK3 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:27 am

neilquane wrote:Don't suppose any of you will happen to know which trim I'd require? I've got a m-sport with half leather and similar colour seats to the anthracite headlining.
All of the armrests were leather, so I'm assuming a black leather one would be the one you require.
neilquane wrote:And also, I have an E81, would an E87 arm rest fit ok?

Thanks
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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by XuLeTZ » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:25 pm

Hi guys,

My armrest arrived today but I have a concern.
My 2009 E81 has a business cd stereo and the center console have 12V and the 3.5mm aux.
The new center armrest is from an E82 and It has under the 12V the 3.5mm aux and a USB input also.
Will the USB work with my default connections or I have to buy something special to connect in the back of the stereo and bring it in the back to connect to the USB input?

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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by Michmash/eddie » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:47 am

I have a spare centre console with arm rest in my shed, if you are interested let me know and I will take some photos for you, £50 collected.

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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by XuLeTZ » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:32 am

Michmash/eddie wrote:I have a spare centre console with arm rest in my shed, if you are interested let me know and I will take some photos for you, £50 collected.
Have you read my reply?
Where does it say that I might need another one?
And also why should I pay £50 when I can buy with £40 delivered?

Thank you anyway


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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by XuLeTZ » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:49 pm

Hi again,

I just retrofitted my armrest from an E82
This is how it looks like:
http://imgur.com/qf25j8o
Now the question is if I can connect the USB to my BMW Business CD like the Aux and what do I need to buy to make the connection?
http://imgur.com/LZQske1
http://imgur.com/NkLKzT1
The connection for my 3.5 mm jack is working, as is the same connection, but I need another connection, is looking like an aerial connection, I'm not sure how to explain

Thank you/Alex

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