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Re: armrest...more (archive)

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Posted by Harris on January 25, 2000 at 16:46:07:

In Reply to: Re: armrest...more posted by Michael on January 25, 2000 at 16:41:28:

Thanks Michael. I looked at your website and I still can't determine whether the part you called out is 540 compliant. Like I mentioned the guy at pacific BMW stated it was listed for the 528 but not the 540. I'm not sure if there is some subtle difference that I'm missing. What is the approximate size of the compartment anyway?

: I've seen a post here recommending an available armrest which flips up for storage AND slides forward.....but my website shows the flip-up version which I have installed in my '97 528.
: My guess is the console armrest is the same for 540 and 528. Go to:

: : I've searched the archives and saw previous messages on replacing the armrest with one that flips up for storage. I called Pacific BMW and they said the 51-16-6-196-936 is specified for the 528. Has anyone already tried this in a 540? I want to make sure it fits fine in either.

: : The person I spoke to mentioned a 51-16-8-190-199 that was for the 540 which was leather but did not flip up. Has anyone seen this part?

: : Thanks in advance

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