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In case you want/need to swap out your arm rest decor....

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Muzzman1, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Muzzman1

    Muzzman1 Member

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    Here's a very very short-cut to get it out.
    I've seen quite a few posting about how to get the center console apart just to replace the decor piece.
    I was shown this method by a Ranger when we were discussing the small screws for the leather slider that fall off at times. This is the east access method to that stuff.
    Hope this helps anyone that needs it!!

    PS, I'm swapping out my bezel that's why it's missing from the video.

     
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  2. BrettS

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    OK, in light of the controversy that’s been going on here, can I just say that this is a perfect example of a time when it’s perfectly appropriate and actually helpful to post a link to a YouTube video? Unlike the information that has been showing up in YouTube videos here lately, which could easily be conveyed by typing a few sentences, this information is best presented in a ‘show and tell’ manner.
     
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    Plus, it's 29 seconds instead of 29 minutes!
     
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    Plus, it's 29 seconds instead of 29 minutes!
     
  5. MDR SEA

    MDR SEA 2015 Model S 85D...& loving it!

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    I notice that the trim around the cup holders is removed.
    Does this "pop out" work if the trim is still in place?
    I'd like to give it a try.
    Thanks
     
  6. Muzzman1

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    The Chrome/Metal ring around the cup holder is part of the entire bezel assembly and comes out with it as a whole unit.
     
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    Obviously you have a decent amount of experience with this specific trim mechanism. Let me ask you this. My driver side arm rest has a little bit of... play.. you could say. Like the passenger side one doesn’t move at all when in the ‘covered’ position, yet my driver side one has developed a little wiggle forward and back. Is this common? I would pop mine off but I don’t wanna risk wearing out any slide or clips even more to create more of an issue..
     
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    I tried to pull the arm rest using the method in the video, but it won't come off. I'm afraid if I try any harder, I will break it.
     
  9. Muzzman1

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    It feels like you will break it. You wont. Pull harder. Scary hard.
    1st time I did it I was up on my knees in the seat practically.
     

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