Fitting a centre armrest

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Fitting a centre armrest

Post by Araf on Sat 14 Mar 2015 - 19:16

I did try doing it with the seats in place, but it doesn't work. You can't trim the carpet, and you'd never get to where you need to screw in two screws on the Wind - maybe the Twingo would be different.

So, 1/ Seats out.

5 Torx 40 bolts - there's two at the rear of the runners nearest the centre of the car. You then need to tilt the whole seat backwards, to get to the plug for the airbags and pre-tensioners. Pull the yellow side out of the plug, and the block splits. You can then lift the whole seat out, leaving the seat belt attached to the car. DO NOT turn the ignition on, while the seats are out. I didn't try, but on a previous car, it triggered the airbag warning light, and this had to be reset by a dealer.

With the seats out, trim the carpet and fit the front and rear plates. You'll need a 10mm socket to undo the nuts, and then bolt the mounting plates back down. The instructions in the box are very good.




After that, it's just a case of popping the armrest over the hand brake, and bolting it down with the 4 Torx 25 self-tappers supplied.





Refit the seats (remembering to plug the seats back in), and the job is done. The armrest is in just the right place for me. Smile




It took about 1/2 an hour to do - maybe an hour tops.

The quality is as good as the rest of the interior, as it's a Renault accessory (for the Twingo). They are expensive in the UK though (£140), which is why I got it from a German dealer. Including postage, it was about £80. Maybe the UK price includes fitting?




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Re: Fitting a centre armrest

Post by skippy on Sat 14 Mar 2015 - 19:29

looks good Smile
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Re: Fitting a centre armrest

Post by Huw (Barry The Renault) on Sun 12 Jun 2016 - 9:31

That is a beauty. I Want One of Those! I seem to remember asking about an arm rest sometime ago and it didn't appear that practical - how wrong. Now, lets check the piggy bank...

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Post by tabascouk on Sun 12 Jun 2016 - 11:34

looks fantastic

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Post by ElNumbre on Sun 12 Jun 2016 - 18:40

Do want. Is there any bolt in cup holders available too? Smile

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Post by Barbs on Sun 12 Jun 2016 - 18:43

Think they are called Hubby or Wife or Partner.
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