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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by Octavius » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:01 pm

XuLeTZ wrote: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 XuLeTZ » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:06 pm

No mate,

I have replaced my entire center console with the one with armrest, I didn't had armrest so I had to change it entirely.
On my old one, I didn't had the USB connection, but I do have on the one the new one.
My question is how can I connect to USB interface to my head unit.
Do I have to upgrade to the PRO head unit and buy something from eBay or anywhere else to make the connection to work?
Anyway I want to change the Business to PRO, but I want to make the USB to work and I don't know what I need to buy

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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by Octavius » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:09 pm

The armrest just unbolts off the console. You made it hard work.

You will need a lot of kit to install the USB. Probably a new headunit to start with, mulf and cables.
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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by dw9999 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:15 pm

I'm trying to fit an arm rest into my E81 but can't seems to lift the centre console high enough to get the plate out? I've followed the guide that was posted and removed all specified screws - Any tips?

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Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by XuLeTZ » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:23 pm

I didn't even removed the shifting knob and was good, I did it alone. It wasn't easy because of the front edge where you need to drag towards you to lift it up.
Have you removed the screw from the passenger side?


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Re: Retrofit Arm Rest

Post by dw9999 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:15 pm

Managed to get it out but it was very fiddly, I actually broke the plate forcing it out but oh well I'll doubt I'll need it in the future.

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