Just installed my armrest today!
Installation was easy, but im missing hardware-2 bolts for the armrest that the dealer either forgot to give me or didnt think i needed--no biggie, nothing that a stop at the hardware store cant fix.
Here is everything I recieved from the Dealer. From left to right is the BRACKET/the E-HANDBRAKE "spacer" (*WHICH YOU DONT EVEN NEED TO INSTALL, SAVE YOUR 25 BUCKS!). the ARMREST, the CUPHOLDER (mine isnt ebony and needs to be painted :() 4 BOLTS and a DIAGRAM (NOT INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS)
Dont really need instructions anyway, not toooo difficult---- here is how I did it
*Pop off Rear cup holder
*Pop off E-Handbrake Plastic Trim piece
*Pop off Shifter boot
*Pop off Shifter Plastic Trim piece
After removing plastic trim pieces and moving aside you need to remove the two rear screws on the left and right side as SHOWN BELOW:
You then need to remove another two screws midway up the console, located just behind the shifter.....
After removing those 4 screws: Place the armrest BRACKET where it goes--THIS CANT BE DONE FROM THE TOP--GOTTA GO THRU THE BOTTOM--this is accomplised by lifting the rearmost plastic trim-along the drivetrain "hump" in the back seat and CAREFULLY sliding the BRACKET under the plastic so you dont scratch or ding the plastic.
*Bolt down the newly installed BRACKET with the 4 BOLTS
After placing the armrest on the bracket, and careful not to scratch the plastic, realized that you need to flip the ARMREST over, and using a screwdriver or a leverage tool pull and pop out the side plastic pieces from the ARMREST. You dont need to pull them out all the way, just loosen them up enough to make room to be placed over the stock center console plastic.
Picture of both sides of ARMREST plastics slightly loosened up.
*Install ARMREST on top of BRACKET, use 2 BOLTS and tighten it down
*Press in on both sides of the loosened ARMREST plastics and snap them back into place
*Reinstall the 4 screws you removed earlier
*Reinstall Shifter Trim, shift boot, E-Brake trim and New CUPHOLDER