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      02-27-2018, 05:51 PM   #1
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Sliding arm rest conversion

I am picking up a 2015 435i xdrive performance edition this week.

It is replacing a 2015 M235i xdrive performance edition written off after being t-boned

So I was very surprised that the armrest does not slide like in my M235 or some of the 2017 and 2018s I drove recently.

Just wondering if many people have changed out there armrest for the sliding model and who has the best price on the parts?

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I am picking up a 2015 435i xdrive performance edition this week.

It is replacing a 2015 M235i xdrive performance edition written off after being t-boned

So I was very surprised that the arm set do not slide like in my M235 or some of the 2017 and 2018s I drove recently.

Just wondering if many people have changed out there arm rest for the sliding model and who has the best price on the parts?
The 2014 335i doesnít slide either...rather annoying.
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      02-27-2018, 06:31 PM   #3
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Yup very uncomfortable on long drives. Just the very tip of my elbow rests on the edge.

A dealer in Toronto quoted me $450 for the two parts, 1 new armrest assemble and a cover plate.
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i read somewhere that it is supposed to slide, but mine does not.
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From what I can gather so far sounds like it may have been an option depending on country of sale in 14 - 15 and standard on the 16s and forward.

I always had it moved forward in my M235, very comfy for resting on while holding onto to the wheel at the 3 and 4 o'clock positions
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I replaced with this as was doing the rest of the interior https://www.getbmwparts.com/oem-part...im-51162405915 and I would search the classifieds. What colour is your interior?
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Thanks Man! Even with exchange and shipping thats cheaper then the dealer here in TO.
The black leather is cheaper as well I bet.

Ho do you find the alcantara is holding up to wear and tear?
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Dakota Black

Thanks Man! Even with exchange and shipping thats cheaper then the dealer here in TO.
The black leather is cheaper as well I bet.

Ho do you find the alcantara is holding up to wear and tear?
No problem. It's fine. I bought some cleaner and a boars hair brush. Still looks brand new around 9 months in.

Brian Keller at Sun BMW does some great deals (in PA) definitely worth a call.
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I am picking up a 2015 435i xdrive performance edition this week.

It is replacing a 2015 M235i xdrive performance edition written off after being t-boned

So I was very surprised that the armrest does not slide like in my M235 or some of the 2017 and 2018s I drove recently.

Just wondering if many people have changed out there armrest for the sliding model and who has the best price on the parts?
I have a black leather and Venetian beige leather sliding unit used from my rebuilds.

Message me if interested.

Unfortunately shipping to Canada is essentially 2x to 3x from USA to Canada as it is within the USA.
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Here's a DIY from a couple years back

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1166569
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Thanks ooshnoo!!
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I used that... extremely helpful... I put the spring the wrong way up first time... I'm no big diy guy but have done everything inside my car - all helped by the forum
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^ That issue has been reported... and an app update is on the way...
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^ That issue has been reported... and an app update is on the way...
WTF is that?
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^ That issue has been reported... and an app update is on the way...
WTF is that?
App issues with quoting where there is a link embedded... happened Sunday... IK6SPEED reported it!
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App issues with quoting where there is a link embedded... happened Sunday... IK6SPEED reported it!
Itís fixed. But App Store has to approve app update that should happen tomorrow or Thursday.

Then you should update app.
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App issues with quoting where there is a link embedded... happened Sunday... IK6SPEED reported it!
It’s fixed. But App Store has to approve app update that should happen tomorrow or Thursday.

Then you should update app.
Thanks, I'm checking!
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Here's the interior....
Is that your interior, looks sharp. I'm jealous of the steering wheel trim and accompanied armrest + shifter trim.
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i read somewhere that it is supposed to slide, but mine does not.
Mine does not slide either. Never really thought about that as it hasn't bothered me. Heck, the dual climate control doesn't have a sync mode the arm rest is the least of my gripes. Still love the car though!
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Here's the interior....
Is that your interior, looks sharp. I'm jealous of the steering wheel trim and accompanied armrest + shifter trim.
Thanks. The steering wheel trim was a Christmas gift... via ecstuning.... finishes the look scary removing the airbag though!
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Here's the interior....
Is that your interior, looks sharp. I'm jealous of the steering wheel trim and accompanied armrest + shifter trim.
Thanks. The steering wheel trim was a Christmas gift... via ecstuning.... finishes the look scary removing the airbag though!
Yeah I hear you I had my buddy do it for me when I swapped my steering wheel. God help me should it go off while I'm playing with it.

I had thought about vinyling mine in a dry carbon 3m to match. It would be substantially cheaper.

Like a nut case I've spent over $1000 gathering parts for this LCI tail conversion so I think my money's spent for this summer on updates
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