armrest ( center console) delamination

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thunder

White Plains, NY

#1 Jan 29, 2011
For those of you with the second gen. RL ( I have 2005), that darn center armrest , especially the divers side, delaminates the 'vinyl'. Cost for the entire new part is between $300-$500.00!! OUCH!!! I finally took the time to do a simple replacement of the vinyl covering. Actual time involved, 2 hrs. If anyone wishes instructions or photos, please respond to this thread.
heytim

Sunnyvale, CA

#2 Apr 2, 2011
thunder wrote:
For those of you with the second gen. RL ( I have 2005), that darn center armrest , especially the divers side, delaminates the 'vinyl'. Cost for the entire new part is between $300-$500.00!! OUCH!!! I finally took the time to do a simple replacement of the vinyl covering. Actual time involved, 2 hrs. If anyone wishes instructions or photos, please respond to this thread.
Yes,
I have the same problem with the drivers side armrest on 2005 RL and don't want to replace the whole assembly for $350. Any info. would be much appreciated.
Thanks,

heytim

heytim118@gmail.com
mayflowerman

La Puente, CA

#3 Apr 17, 2011
Yes, I'd like to know what you did to repair the center cosole arm rests.

Since: May 11

United States

#4 May 7, 2011
Yes, I'd like to hear more on how you repaired the armrest. I've just purchased a 2008 RL which is fantastic car but the front driver armrestr is shot after 23,000. Acura dealer tried to fix and made a mess and now the dealer says it's wear and tear!!! Other cars have easily gone 90 to 100K miles. Thanks for sharing how you did it.
Mark S

Upper Marlboro, MD

#5 Jul 19, 2011
thunder wrote:
For those of you with the second gen. RL ( I have 2005), that darn center armrest , especially the divers side, delaminates the 'vinyl'. Cost for the entire new part is between $300-$500.00!! OUCH!!! I finally took the time to do a simple replacement of the vinyl covering. Actual time involved, 2 hrs. If anyone wishes instructions or photos, please respond to this thread.
I like many others have the armrest vinyl covering prob. Would like to order covering and repair. 2005 Acura RL color:New Ivory Parchment Any help is much appreciated.
Phatvette

Wyncote, PA

#6 Jul 19, 2011
thunder wrote:
For those of you with the second gen. RL ( I have 2005), that darn center armrest , especially the divers side, delaminates the 'vinyl'. Cost for the entire new part is between $300-$500.00!! OUCH!!! I finally took the time to do a simple replacement of the vinyl covering. Actual time involved, 2 hrs. If anyone wishes instructions or photos, please respond to this thread.
I also have the same problem relative tot he center armrest and would welcome any information you provide. Phatvette2004@yahoo.com
John

Sunnyvale, CA

#7 Jul 19, 2011
thunder wrote:
For those of you with the second gen. RL ( I have 2005), that darn center armrest , especially the divers side, delaminates the 'vinyl'. Cost for the entire new part is between $300-$500.00!! OUCH!!! I finally took the time to do a simple replacement of the vinyl covering. Actual time involved, 2 hrs. If anyone wishes instructions or photos, please respond to this thread.
Hi, i have the same problem. if you can provide instructions and photos for this, that would be great. imalldat212@yahoo.com

thank you very much!
Glen

New Albany, IN

#8 Aug 8, 2011
Yep, same problem here!! Between the console issue and the drivers interior door handle ripping off, don't know which is worse???

Not going to spend the $500 to repair....rip off! Any fix-it info would be appreciated!
Chuck

Millersville, MD

#9 Sep 18, 2011
YES! I have the same problem in my 06 RL. HELP!!! cekparris@yahoo.com
Bob

New York, NY

#10 Sep 20, 2011
thunder wrote:
For those of you with the second gen. RL ( I have 2005), that darn center armrest , especially the divers side, delaminates the 'vinyl'. Cost for the entire new part is between $300-$500.00!! OUCH!!! I finally took the time to do a simple replacement of the vinyl covering. Actual time involved, 2 hrs. If anyone wishes instructions or photos, please respond to this thread.
I have the same issue with the 2005. The center armrest (drivers side) and the door have either bubbled or torn. How do you fix this without paying so much? Any help is appreciated.
valentin

Stroudsburg, PA

#11 Sep 22, 2011
same problem any info would be appreciated, valentin_zaimov@yahoo.com thank you
Kathleen Thompson

Stone Mountain, GA

#12 Sep 27, 2011
thunder wrote:
For those of you with the second gen. RL ( I have 2005), that darn center armrest , especially the divers side, delaminates the 'vinyl'. Cost for the entire new part is between $300-$500.00!! OUCH!!! I finally took the time to do a simple replacement of the vinyl covering. Actual time involved, 2 hrs. If anyone wishes instructions or photos, please respond to this thread.
I am so interested to find out how this was done I am having the same problem.kktjadakiss@aol.com
Kathleen Thompson

Stone Mountain, GA

#13 Sep 27, 2011
I am having the same problem please advise . Kktjadakiss
@aol.com
Darryl

Pomona, NY

#14 Oct 18, 2011
Please sens info for armrest repair. Would be much appreciated . Thanx. DJMartin65@verizon.net
Barry

New York, NY

#15 Oct 24, 2011
Yes I have the same problem, 2005 RL, My door arm rest are also in bad shape. I would like the repair info. Tanx. bcheeks55@gmail.com
Tom Donovan

San Diego, CA

#16 Dec 8, 2011
thunder wrote:
For those of you with the second gen. RL ( I have 2005), that darn center armrest , especially the divers side, delaminates the 'vinyl'. Cost for the entire new part is between $300-$500.00!! OUCH!!! I finally took the time to do a simple replacement of the vinyl covering. Actual time involved, 2 hrs. If anyone wishes instructions or photos, please respond to this thread.
Could you send me Instructions please. I have a 2005 RL
mrtdono35@gmail.com

Tom
Kevin Bradley

Richmond, VA

#17 Jan 12, 2012
Yes i would like the instructions on how to repair or replace the synthetic vinyl armrest

rokev331@comcast.net
Larry

Port Charlotte, FL

#18 Feb 4, 2012
I have the same center console problem and also thr armrests on the doors are coming apart. Ordered replacement armrests from e-bay did not match at all. Can you tell me if the material was a match or just close. Where do we get it? Thanks lbensyl@yahoo.com
Flygerian

Auburn, PA

#19 Feb 29, 2012
thunder wrote:
For those of you with the second gen. RL ( I have 2005), that darn center armrest , especially the divers side, delaminates the 'vinyl'. Cost for the entire new part is between $300-$500.00!! OUCH!!! I finally took the time to do a simple replacement of the vinyl covering. Actual time involved, 2 hrs. If anyone wishes instructions or photos, please respond to this thread.
Boss, im having that issue too and thought there was no solution because ive taken it to vehicle upholstery shops and they said they cant do anything because its not real leather. Send me info, pics, video, etc plz. kingjaffiejoe2323@yahoo.com
Bigald711

Atlanta, GA

#20 Mar 2, 2012
I would REALLY like to find out how to do this repair also. That car is too expensive for them to have that cheap material on those resting points. Bigald711@aol.com

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