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Sedan_Clan
08-30-2006
Ok fellas, after installing the Blacklines on 8/29/06, and the ///M e-brake & ///M shift knob earlier today, I decided to take a crack at the armrest. I was successful, and I found that the task is really quite simple. I took pictures of the 20 minute process.

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By Vyruz Reaper on 10-27-2007, 01:48 PM
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Anyone know if this fits on an E92?
so does this work on a e92 or e93?
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By bartman32 on 10-29-2007, 12:22 PM
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so does this work on a e92 or e93?
Yes it fits e92. I know they guy you quoted has it now.
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By Skiddy_ys on 11-08-2007, 01:56 PM
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so does this work on a e92 or e93?
Has anyone done this for the E93 and has pics?

I'm looking to do this but the whole rear climate control setup is different on the coupe's and convertibles from the sedan. Looks a bit more complicated to dis-assemble.
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By Kit523 on 11-13-2007, 04:56 PM
+1
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By Tommy420 on 11-13-2007, 10:17 PM
Sedan-clan or anyone....can you tell me how you installed the e-brake handle? I'm trying to find a DIY on installing my aluminum brush handle, but I don't know how to take the original handle off, and how to install the new one.
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By txusa03 on 11-14-2007, 08:28 AM
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Sedan-clan or anyone....can you tell me how you installed the e-brake handle? I'm trying to find a DIY on installing my aluminum brush handle, but I don't know how to take the original handle off, and how to install the new one.
cmmon folks, do a simple search in the compilation of DIY.

hereeeeee:http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22750
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By mwincal on 11-29-2007, 01:18 AM
split armrest on e92

Has anyone tried installing the split armrest on an e92 coupe?

thanks
Matt
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By Tommy420 on 12-04-2007, 07:07 PM
I've been searching everywhere but can't find the answer to my question regarding installing a new e-brake handle. Does anyone know how to take off the actual black (stock) button on the handle? Does it come off easily when the handle is taken off? From the looks of it, it doesn't and it seems that it's fastened somehow. I wanna install my aluminum handle, but it also came with an aluminum button which i also want to install. Any helpful tips are appreciated.
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By zzinco79 on 12-04-2007, 07:43 PM
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I've been searching everywhere but can't find the answer to my question regarding installing a new e-brake handle. Does anyone know how to take off the actual black (stock) button on the handle? Does it come off easily when the handle is taken off? From the looks of it, it doesn't and it seems that it's fastened somehow. I wanna install my aluminum handle, but it also came with an aluminum button which i also want to install. Any helpful tips are appreciated.
seems like someone already answered your question.

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cmmon folks, do a simple search in the compilation of DIY.

hereeeeee:http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22750
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By ChrisMT79 on 12-10-2007, 01:29 PM
No it wont work in a coupe. Different size arm rest, and with mine at least, they didnt make KORALL red in sedans.
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By ChrisMT79 on 12-10-2007, 04:50 PM
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No it wont work in a coupe. Different size arm rest, and with mine at least, they didnt make KORALL red in sedans.
Though I did some research. The E92 does have a match with the M3 which is the sliding armrest that fits perfectly. Unfortunately for someone like me with the red interior the M3 does not have a color match so I would have to buy black which actually wouldnt look too bad.
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By dmichael on 12-10-2007, 09:30 PM
Can NE1 post a pic of what the underside of this split armrest looks like when flipped up?

I'd like to do it but I guess I'd lose the ipod holder in the standard armrest.
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By Kit523 on 12-11-2007, 12:24 AM
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Has anyone tried installing the split armrest on an e92 coupe?

thanks
Matt
well i am getting this install next week i think
i will let the dealer install it for me
they said they need to remove the whole thing from the back to install the split armrest
they charged me 4 hrs labor=(
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By bimmernupe on 12-11-2007, 01:19 AM
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I called Crown and they had to order mine from Germany in Saddle Brown for my E92. I paid 253.54, it will take 5-7 days for it to arrive.
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By dmz on 12-12-2007, 07:05 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I have a long list of stuff to buy for my car before I would consider spending $250 for a split arm rest...
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By zzinco79 on 12-12-2007, 07:14 PM
I just did this on my car.

i love it
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By GregL on 12-12-2007, 07:44 PM
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Maybe it's just me, but I have a long list of stuff to buy for my car before I would consider spending $250 for a split arm rest...
It's really fantastic though. When you drive with your hand on the shifter, do you find that your elbow rests right on the corner of the stock armrest? Having the split armrest made things immensely more comfortable for me.
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By bimmernupe on 01-03-2008, 04:05 PM
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Saddle Brown split armrest

For anyone curious, the part # for the saddle brown split armrest is 51 16 6 965 749. Got it from Crown BMW $253.24. They did not have it in stock and they had to order from Germany. Took about a week for me to get it in my hands once I placed the order.

Install took 5 min. If you decide to install the spring and gear, be careful with the gear. If fell into the little hole. I am trying to find a pair of right angle head needle nose pliers to get it out.
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By dmichael on 01-03-2008, 04:21 PM
bimmernupe07, would you mind taking a pic of the armrest in the up postion and posting here. I want to do this mod to my sedan, but I just want to know if I can transfer the ipod holder to the new armrest or not. Thanks!
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By bimmernupe on 01-03-2008, 05:26 PM
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Ok, so I just installed the holder on the underside of the split armrest. Took 5-10 min. I had to uninstall the armrest to install the holder. Set the two armrest side-by-side to line up screws holes. Use a smaller bit than the screws. The Torx size to remove the holder is T15. Open the holder and lift the backing to reveal the screws. It is held in place by velcro at the bottom. It will fold up in the same manner that the open flap did. The backing is a little flexible.

I also was able to get the the little gear out of the area it fell in. Place a folded card of some sort to cover said hole. Use a flat-head screw driver to push tab in. Put the spring on the armrest. Then as you slide armrest in, push a little to the right and it will align w/ the gear by itself. Put the metal bars in and open armrest. Use needle nose pliers and some convincing to set the spring on the hooks.

Sorry for not having pic of spring, but someone has already posted pics of the spring install.
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By dmichael on 01-03-2008, 05:34 PM
Thanks bimmernupe07!
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By bimmernupe on 01-03-2008, 05:36 PM
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