Help Armrest

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  1. maacracing

    maacracing Read Only Funster

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    Hello all, we have just changed our van to a Burstner Elagance i821.
    Looking to replace the drivers armrest but having a little trouble seeing how to remove it.
    Does any one know how this is done any help would be appreciated.

    Mike
     

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    does it need replacing...or has the adjuster nut been unwound too far and the link rod has become detached ?
     
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    with some armrests its necessary to remove the seat and unclip the upholstery on the seatback to reach the internal bolts. others you need to remove the upholstery cover via a hidden zip at the bottom and then 3 screws into the frame.

    if you feel round the joint and there is a metal plate there, you may be lucky. otherwise its a major PITA
     
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    just remembered theres a third type where you have to lever the top and bottom of the armrests apart to reach fittings. As John says though check the adjuster nut is not unwound too far first
     
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    Hi, I have removed the top and bottom covers and had a look the mechanism has been damaged at some point.
     

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    Hi Mike
    You may not need to renew the arm rest - it is probably just the bolt that has sheared - If you force the fabric back you should be able to either see the hole where the bolt should be - or the sheared bolt - pretty much any small bolt should suffice as a replacment - not easy to see I know from experience
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    there is a round bar coming from the side of the seat at the end of the round bar there is a pin if we could remove that the armrest would come away
     
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    armrest

    Hi all, many thanks for the all the replays, Finally managed to remove the armrest via a allan bolt in the chair.
    We have had a look at it and found a way to repair it, its now refitted and working perfectly.

    Cheers

    Mike
     
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