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Old 02-26-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Adding storage armrest to LX, DX

Greetings E-persons, I just finished installing
the Storage armrest accessory from Honda.
I posted last week worrying about cutting into
the seat cover for the install but it really is a
piece of cake!!:)
use your hands to press into the seat cover over
the spot the armrest will go and you will feel the
shape of the mount. Mark the center and Cut.
my 2008 has a zipper on the back of the seat
that gave access to the mount as well.
I hope this post will help others that want
a armrest


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Old 04-08-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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adding the ARMREST to drivers side

{I can't seem to find a thread using search - so...}

I am adding the armrest - I have the instructions, but has anyone else already done this? Was it easy, no problems? Did you learn anything you wish you knew when you made the cuts?

anyone want to share any thing?

Thanks
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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If your talking about the storage armrest then yes I've done it.
Piece of cake. The cutting of the fabric did make me a little nervous but just be careful, it's reall no big deal. I think I even read another post that said they didn't even have to cut the fabric.
Just follow the instructions and you'll be okay.:D

Good luck, you'll love the new armrest w/all that extra storage.
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:45 PM   #4
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I have done a few of them. I was lucky enough not to have had to cut my own seat...but i have cut a few customers seats. Here is a thread with a pic of what the seat looks like after it has been cut.

https://www.elementownersclub.com/for...RMREST+INSTALL

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Old 04-08-2008, 06:40 PM   #5
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Itís not necessary to cut the seat. Just work it around. Very easy to install with the right tools.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:42 PM   #6
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Itís not necessary to cut the seat. Just work it around. Very easy to install with the right tools.

On an LX the seat has to be cut. The LX doesn't come from the factory with armrests.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:43 AM   #7
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I installed my armrest last week, I have an LX, so no armrest was previously installed. I had to cut the fabric, but just cut one diagonal line instead of the square out and it worked fine. when it came to cutting the seat foam, there was a square depression where I had to cut, which made it even easier! Not sure if this depression is on all years or not? I unzipped my seat covers to expose this.

It's funny Honda state that this mod cant be done on an manual transmission, I find it really comfortable to have it there and does not get in the way at all. Maybe if a person were to have their seat closer to the wheel then maybe it would be less comfortable?????

Also love the way this armrest comes off for reclining the seats!

Thanks for everyone for their posts of this subject - it makes mods more "comfortable" - especially when cutting 2 day old seats !!!!!!!:)
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:08 PM   #8
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Armrest

neilp,

did you take any photos of your incision?

How does one unzip the seat - I am unaware of any zippers on my '06.

Thanks - I hope to do mine this weekend.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:27 PM   #9
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I installed my armrest last week, I have an LX, so no armrest was previously installed. I had to cut the fabric, but just cut one diagonal line instead of the square out and it worked fine. when it came to cutting the seat foam, there was a square depression where I had to cut, which made it even easier! Not sure if this depression is on all years or not? I unzipped my seat covers to expose this.

It's funny Honda state that this mod cant be done on an manual transmission, I find it really comfortable to have it there and does not get in the way at all. Maybe if a person were to have their seat closer to the wheel then maybe it would be less comfortable?????

Also love the way this armrest comes off for reclining the seats!

Thanks for everyone for their posts of this subject - it makes mods more "comfortable" - especially when cutting 2 day old seats !!!!!!!:)
Exact same thing here, I have an LX MT. Added the driver's side stock arm rest, was a piece o' cake. Fits perfectly. I believe that if you put on the storage arm rest and slide the seat ALL the way forward, there's a chance it could hit the shift lever. VERY slim chance, but I'm sure the decision was made by legal. I love my driver's arm rest and I'm looking into doing one for the passenger's side too!



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Old 04-09-2008, 05:39 PM   #10
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Hi Seaside,

In answer to your question..... no I'm afraid no pictures but I have illustrated it on Fausts picture where I made the incision, I lined it up with the two bolt holes.

Then I slide the bracket between the slit in the seat fabric. my zips are located on the backside of the seat, not sure if all models are the same?!?!? I figured that a small incision was easier to stomach then removing material!

It was easier being able to unzip seat covers and have a peek what was underneath

1 - unziped seat cover
2 - uncovered part of seat to expose foam
3 - cut foam with knife following depression that was already there (not sure if this is there on EVERY model??)
4 - "felt my way around" to decide where to cut, alternatively you could put a screw driver in the centre hole, and put the seat cover back on, then the handle of the screwdriver would appear as a bulge under the seat fabric, mark with chalk or pen to find centre.
5 - cut slit as indicated
6 - slip bracket through slit in seat cover,
7 - tighten bolts
8 - hey pretso!

Hope this helps!:)

PM me if you have any further question, but I'm afraid I cant answer whether all seat covers unzip or not???
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