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Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by Jdmspec, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Jdmspec

    Jdmspec Active Member

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    I have OEM armrest in my 2011 FR+ Leon

    Recently I leaned on it with elbow when my son had put pencil case in there and it was too big so I snapped one of the hinges..

    Anyone else do similar and do you know how to get replacement hinge ?

    I tried to glue it bout it's very awkward to hold it in place to bond.

    They are pretty thin and flimsy too
    Broke easily.

    Any help appreciated as I can't find any information on them accept the are 120 quid for new armrest
     
  2. Sandypark8

    Sandypark8 Active Member

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    Same thing happend to me, hinge broke just one , tried repairing it but no luck. I just put one on and close it and try not to use it as much now.
     
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  3. Jdmspec

    Jdmspec Active Member

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    Same here

    Just that they do hinge repair kits for the vag armrests

    Cannot find anything about repairing Leon MK2 one
     
  4. Rob66

    Rob66 Full Member

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    Exact same thing happened to me - I had a sunglass holder in there and it got in the way when I learnt on it,

    I have tried various glues but nothing holds it. I very rarely open in now, and when i do it flops around.
     
  5. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    I've got the opposite problem. Hinges are ok. But the clip that holds it shut has broken off a bit at a time. Now there's nothing to hold it closed so every time I go over a bump it opens and slams shut (unless I'm leaning on it of course).
     
  6. bruceR

    bruceR Active Member

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    I bought the hinge kit (think it was from Darkside) and worked a treat plus much stronger than original hinges [​IMG][​IMG]

    Also, there are plenty of armrest catches for sale on eBay


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  7. T11ARF

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    That picture looks like a completely different armrest to the one i have in my mk2 leon, i bought mine with the hinges broken, ive.tried using some sikaflex to bond the hinges back together but it takes ages to dry and its difficult to hold for so long. The Ebay kits ive seen are all for the mk4 golf armrest which is what bruceR's looks like. Going to try a fix on the weekend will keep you posted
     
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  8. Rob66

    Rob66 Full Member

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    I agree looks totally different to mine as well.
     
  9. bruceR

    bruceR Active Member

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    Ah sorry guys, yeah this is on my mk1 Leon but not sure how different it is from mk2


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