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Audi A3 centre armrest has become stuck on the upright position. what to do??

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  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    I have the same problem on an A3 1.9TDI 2003. The release button appears to have lost its positive feel. I took the rear ashtray out & poked about with a torch but couldn't find any way to release the arm rest to dismantle it. (What is the adjuster allen bolt on the alloy forked thing above the handbrake cable adjuster?) I prised the end caps off the swivel pin & couldn't seeany way to prise the retaining spring washers off the ends to slide the pivot pin out. Gave up.

  • topcomposer Dec 07, 2008

    My 2002 A3 just did the same thing - feels like a spring has gone in the release. It's now jammed in the full-upright position...

    any fixes known? or another visit to a pricey Audi workshop? =(

  • Jay_abc Mar 09, 2009

    same problem here, anyone have a fix yet?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Just bought a 2002 S3 on Friday, got into the car moved the arm rest up and that was that... stuck.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009


    I have an Audi A3 1.9 TDI and the exact same problem with the arm rest, which makes for long disance travelling a pain in the neck.

    I recently had it serviced, the mechanic rang an Audi dealer to ask about the arm rest problem and was told its a very common complaint, they cost approx £400 for a replacement, so he has fixed the problem by putting in 6 screws to keep it upright..

  • aliwoodsted Apr 20, 2009

    hi,just about to buy an audi a3 with the same problem,is ithe only way to fix the armrest to replace it? otherwise Im gona have to get dealer to drop £400.00,I dont think he will be happy about that some how.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    center console armrest is stuck upright 99 dodge durango



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Hi my car comes with a centre armrest but it use to adjust to different hights but its not doing it now

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  • spiku4u Sep 21, 2008

    hi i have 56reg A3 i just fitted full leathers and the changed the climate control unit to in but i cant use the heated seat option where does the heated leather wire plug in thanks.



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