05-30-2008, 06:37 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Charleston, SC
I installed a OEM issue armrest in my 08 SX4 sedan a few months ago. It cost around
$130.00 at the dealer.
Step one: carefully pry off the top parts of the consule from the rear part (where single
square cup holder is) tilting it towards to gear shifter.
Step two: (applies to AWD models only) unplug drive selector switch plug for
2WD/AWD selector switch
Step three: pry off the lower consule extensions at the front of the lower part
of the consule on each side.
Step four: remove all of the screws for the lower part of the consule that are
Step five: remove consule assy from vehicle. It will simply lift out once all the
screws are removed from step four.
Step six: remove and discard original metal bracket bolted to floor and replace
it with the different bracket furnished in the armrest kit.
Step seven: take removed consule to a work table, look at the directions to find
measure mark and drill 4 holes in consule. There are two holes to be drilled in the
back of the consule and one hole on each side. Drill first with a 1/8" bit, then enlarge
holes to 3/16" and finally upsize each hole to 5/16".
Step eight: reinstall lower part of consule in to vehicle. Reinstall all factory bolts, and
extension panels removed in step three.
Step nine: snap back on the top part of the consule.
Step ten: fasten the armrest to the new floor bracket, with kit supplied screws, that was put in in step six.
Step eleven: Pop on decorative black caps supplied in kit over four screw holes that
bolt armrest to floor bracket.