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      11-29-2013, 03:37 AM   #1
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Armrest locking mechanism broke

Very unusual but my armrest locking mechanism broke, I was wondering if this is a common occurrence or if anyone has experienced something like this before? Do you think this is easy fix? If someone can please direct me to the part number for this locking mechanism that would be great!

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      11-29-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
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A new 135i at my dealer had a broken armrest latch, as did fellow 1Addict BP:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=152

Looks like the plastic latch mechanism isn't the best in the world...
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      11-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #3
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The service adviser at Tucson BMW told me those latches are designed to fail if the arm rest lid is forced closed because the compartment is over filled. He also said the first one or two replacements were free, after that it was my cost.
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Unfortunately my warranty is expired...

I did find this: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...41&hg=51&fg=35

but not sure how I should proceed, it seems like I can't just buy the locking mechanism but may need to purchase the entire cover armrest?
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      11-29-2013, 11:27 PM   #5
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Yep, that's what I figured. You need the whole lid.
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      11-29-2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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Yep, that's what I figured. You need the whole lid.
BP - can't you send him your temporary fix, if you still have it?
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I have an entire black leather arm wrest unit in perfect shape forsake if u want it
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      11-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #8
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Greg,
I forgot about the rubber band fix



Still available for a nominal charge
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      07-03-2017, 01:36 PM   #9
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not to bring back to life an old thread, but does anyone have a part number for the latch, and maybe a source? I suffer from the same syndrome.
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      07-06-2017, 08:08 AM   #10
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not to bring back to life an old thread, but does anyone have a part number for the latch, and maybe a source? I suffer from the same syndrome.
I thought I was the king of bringing back dead threads. Good work lol
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      07-06-2017, 09:16 AM   #11
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ECS had the whole lid for real cheap a couple week ago but back up now, was going to pick one up for the heck of it lol. Try the guys parting cars. the prices for the non leather new are pretty reasonable.
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mines broken as well not completely but its got no resisstance it can be pressed open very easily
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      07-07-2017, 08:35 PM   #13
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Nobody has the part number, just buy a new armrest?
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      07-09-2017, 07:42 AM   #14
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new lid from ecs only 82$ plus shipping

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...e/51169122572/
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      07-18-2017, 11:48 PM   #15
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Mine just broke, too. The CA sun is strong.

However, mine looks different from the ECS one: It has stitching on the left and right top sides. I see there is another part number: 51169122592

Unfortunately, there's not good pic. Does anybody know if there is a different arm rest lid that goes with the leather seats? I will stop by the dealer tomorrow morning and look at what they have in stock.
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      07-19-2017, 11:04 PM   #16
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So according to the dealer the second part number is invalid. They can order the other one for me...for $133. I think I am going with the ECS one.
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