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Old 12-12-2011
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Icon5 Help! Arm rest/center console

So this weekend I accidentally broke the pice that locks the console shut.
Does anyone know how to replace that or should I just remove the whole arm rest?

If so where do I find the brackets that hold it to the seat?

It looks like this, except it wont close now
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They break all the time, youll need to find a new lid! The bracket is on the side of the driver seat I THINK!
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They break all the time, youll need to find a new lid! The bracket is on the side of the driver seat I THINK!
Yea it didn't take much..
Im sure removing it would look better than tying it down.
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Might look better, BUT, i dont know about you, but i cant stand driving with out a arm rest.
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I used a velcro strap on my 93 for years. Didn't I see somewhere that someone had used these for a fix ?

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i took a hook to mine. ill post a pic of it later
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i took a hook to mine. ill post a pic of it later
Yea I would appreciate pics.

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Mine has been broken for the last two or so years. I use the middle seat belt to keep it closed. I haven't found a suitable replacement in the junk yards yet, but I plan on replacing it as soon as I do.
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There are 3 screws holding the lid on the thing you need a right angle screw driver to pull it. Peel back the carpet like cover around the edges you will find more screws. Once the upholstery is off you can see how bad the plastic is broke. Use some epoxy and scraps of whatever to reattach the latch and reinforce the top.

Not a permanent fix but about the best temporary fix.
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Old 12-13-2011
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Thanks everyone..

I bought velcro for $1.99 cheap/easy fix.
Works great
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Update: The velcro didn't hold it, guess thats why it was $2.
So I removed the entire arm rest. Looks pretty cool. (I'll post pics if anyone's interested)

I'll buy a replacement eventually tho.
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Update: The velcro didn't hold it, guess thats why it was $2.
So I removed the entire arm rest. Looks pretty cool. (I'll post pics if anyone's interested)

I'll buy a replacement eventually tho.
I wanna see
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This is what i did, it works great the hook turns to the side and the lid opens for you.
I tried the velcro and it got really hot one summer and it just didnt stick anymore.
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I didn't adhere the velcro using an adhesive, I just grabbed one of those velcro cable ties and it held from the side of the console and across the edge of the lid. The velcro "velcroed" to the material on the console and lid on my 93.

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I bought a used one on E-Bay for fifty bucks remains to be seen what condition it is when I get it.
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cool.. 3 year old thread
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I can see why they break so easy, and you can't buy just the plastic bracket any where.
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