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Model S 2019 - Door armrest causing elbow pain


New Member
Jan 27, 2020
Hey all,

I picked up my 2019 Model S last month, and I noticed that the armrest on the driver door doesn't have a "soft" cushioning, and the hard material causes quite some pain to my left elbow area. It just seems that my arm somehow always ends up in a position where the bone on the inside of my elbow (not a doctor, sorry) is rubbing against the hard material.

I don't suspect this to be a widespread issue, as it depends on how, or if, you rest your left arm while driving, but I was just wondering if anyone with this same issue found a DIY solution to this (aside from holding my steering wheel a different way). Was thinking of visiting a car upholster to get their thoughts, but, thinking about eventual resale, I wouldn't want to add something to the armrest that will leave permanent marks.

Thanks for the help!
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Nose cone car - to be replaced 3-10 / 4-07?
Nov 19, 2018
Los Angeles
My old ICE had this problem, mainly because after 20 years, my elbow went right through the door panel!

I fixed it with a small gel filled wrist pad like used for operating a computer mouse.

Attached with removable 3M dual lock "Velcro". Matches car color, and not very noticeable. Like ten bucks on Amazon.

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