LeatherZ Mk IV armrest/storage box installation

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Zmeagol
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LeatherZ Mk IV armrest/storage box installation

Post by Zmeagol » Tue 14 Sep, 2004 17:59

The 'Mk IV' armrest from LeatherZ is a quality piece of kit, finished in leather to precisely match the interior of your Z4--mine was in beige leather with silver base. It acts both as an armrest plus additional storage--the interior storage space of 48.75 cubic inches works out at something like 5 x 3 x 3 inches. The Homecoming special price of just $125 (~£85) represented fantastic value for money.

This isn't exactly a highly technical installation--all that's involved is preparing three bits of tape and pressing hard, but seeing as it's a semi-permanent installation it's important to get it right!

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Place the armrest roughly in position but upside down so you can see where the pieces of tape will attach to the existing console

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Now try it right side up. Have the handbrake up to ensure it doesn't foul.

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Make sure it doesn't obscure the little tray in the rear

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Which on US models is used to house the BMW Assist module

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Now remove the pieces of tape, say five 'Hail Marys' and press hard

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The armrest doesn't obscure access to the rear console storage

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And it hold the equivalent of three small digital cameras

Tim

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