5 year old reply to armrest issues
I don't know if this will be read within this milllenia. I have a 2002 with the usual elbow wear, etc. I note the helpful pics and instructions for removing just the top part (leather) which would be great, since utilizing the larger compartment means having to deal with a lock that wasn't supplied with a key by the Ebay salvage parts seller.
I note the words in step two, "now remove the latch by pulling springs...its tight, but what do you care, this is one you're discarding" or something...well, in my case, it isn't worth it to break the top armrest pivot arms or internals...is this beyond asking a dealer to do, or myself? At the moment, I was assuming I'd need to go to a locksmith, which would be a lot for one new, different key, I guess!