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Old 02-09-2020, 07:17 PM   #1
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remove-adjust arm rest

Has anyone tried to remove or adjust the angle of the arm rest? I would like to tilt mine up just a little more than what they are if possible.

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Old 02-09-2020, 07:39 PM   #2
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Remove? Yes - lotsa people do that
Adjust? I don't know that there is an angle adjustment. Haven't heard of anybody doing that. It would probably take an upholstery disassembly and a welder.
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:35 PM   #3
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What 16ACE27 said.
They are all spot welded.

On my Vegas...the drivers arm rests were not even.
So after figuring out how to remove (rotate straight up, then push the arm in towards the seat very very hard, then rotate back wards)...I realized that the manufacturer welded the ďstop pinĒ in the wrong location on the arm.
Thus, one arm was 2Ē lower than the other.

My fix was to JB Weld a small spacer to raise the uneven one.

The only other option is to remove the steel from the arm cover and re-weld in the proper location.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:58 AM   #4
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What 16ACE27 said.
They are all spot welded.

On my Vegas...the drivers arm rests were not even.
So after figuring out how to remove (rotate straight up, then push the arm in towards the seat very very hard, then rotate back wards)...I realized that the manufacturer welded the ďstop pinĒ in the wrong location on the arm.
Thus, one arm was 2Ē lower than the other.

My fix was to JB Weld a small spacer to raise the uneven one.

The only other option is to remove the steel from the arm cover and re-weld in the proper location.

Perfect! But can you elaborate a bit? Not sure I can picture what you've done. The left arm on mine is lower than the right and I'd like to level them.



Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:27 PM   #5
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Mickey:
Itís been nearly 2 years since I fixed the seat arm, so itís difficult for me to remember and explain.
1) remove the arm
2) wear a good headlight and carefully inspect how the mechanism works
3) find a small piece of hard plastic or metal that can fit inside the space where the welded steel pin hits the bump-stop
4) using needle nose pliers and your fingers, place the small ďadd-onĒ spacer in the location where itís needed
5) you need a good sticky substance to permanently adhere the spacer where itís needed
6) let dry overnight, then re-assemble
7) if re-assembled arm is still too low or now too high, do the entire process again

Good luck.
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:52 PM   #6
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My arm rests were uneven also. While try to figure out how to even them out I realized they were put on backward. Left was on right side right on left side. I removed both and installed them on the proper side. Even now

Just a thought. Maybe your were installed backward also

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Old 02-10-2020, 02:54 PM   #7
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How did you see they were reversed
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:00 PM   #8
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It doesn't take much effort to make a nice, washable, slip on cover for those armrests.
Using hard foam you can sculpt them to exactly.your need.
Width, height, angle, shape, cup holder, phone holder, electrical buttons, ashtray, charging receptacle... All easily customized.
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:03 PM   #9
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It doesn't take much effort to make a nice, washable, slip on cover for those armrests.
Using hard foam you can sculpt them to exactly.your need.
Width, height, angle, shape, cup holder, phone holder, electrical buttons... All easily customized.
So now he'll have a customized dangling armrest?
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:18 PM   #10
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:46 PM   #11
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So now he'll have a customized dangling armrest?
Yes, but the good thing is the beverage holder will be self draining dependant on the angle of the dangle.

I might put an air horn switch on mine. I would have to only lift a finger...
The windshield shade would be nice there also.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:09 PM   #12
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How did you see they were reversed
Compared it to passenger side arm rest. Then noticed the curve was on top not the bottom. Pic is correct way

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Old 02-10-2020, 07:15 PM   #13
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Mickey:
Itís been nearly 2 years since I fixed the seat arm, so itís difficult for me to remember and explain.
1) remove the arm
2) wear a good headlight and carefully inspect how the mechanism works
3) find a small piece of hard plastic or metal that can fit inside the space where the welded steel pin hits the bump-stop
4) using needle nose pliers and your fingers, place the small ďadd-onĒ spacer in the location where itís needed
5) you need a good sticky substance to permanently adhere the spacer where itís needed
6) let dry overnight, then re-assemble
7) if re-assembled arm is still too low or now too high, do the entire process again

Good luck.

VERY helpful - thanks!
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:57 PM   #14
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On our Thor Aria, there is a an adjustable 1/2" wheel inside the slot under the arm to adjust the angle of the arm. Flip the arm up a bit and just use your finger to turn the little wheel to change the angle.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:47 PM   #15
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Under the arm rest

In the Thor there is a little wheel that you can adjust with your finger. Iíve had 3 Thors and each one has them. My Aria was easiest to do.
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Old 02-15-2020, 11:41 PM   #16
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Arm rest

I have a 2018 Thor Aria, I had the same issue til I looked on the underside of armrest I found a knob in the armrest that turns and adjusts the height.
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Old 02-16-2020, 03:18 PM   #17
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On my Aria, there is an adjustment wheel under the cover of the arm rest.
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