E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2008, 08:53 AM   #1
4 door 330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 227
My Ride: 2001 330i
E46 Armrest Delete, Any Options?

I want to get rid of my armrest. It gets in the way when it down, and it looks bad when its up, my personal opinion of course.

Does anyone know if they were any E46's that came without armrests, and if so, a price to order the rear portion of the console without it?
__________________

2001 330i 4dr - In the garage.
1986 335is - Sold.
1975 2002 - Sold.
1989 E30 M3 - Sold.
4 door 330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 01-11-2008, 09:01 AM   #2
Boosted_ZHP
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Miami
Posts: 3,173
My Ride: 88 325
Send a message via AIM to Boosted_ZHP
...

I think the base e46's in Europe came with out them. Likle the 320's, but I could be wrong
Boosted_ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
paraklas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 5,892
My Ride: ESS TS2 320ci
you need the entire console, from the hazard warning lights up to the rear ashtray. the non armrest console is just shorter, missing the armrest mount. You will also need 2 handbrake brackets as the armrest models have them integrated into the armrest itself.

Ebay is full of the armrest-less consoles
__________________
http://www.argyrides.eu/makeyourownsig.jpg
paraklas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 09:24 AM   #4
4 door 330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 227
My Ride: 2001 330i
Thanks alot. I located one on eBay...

Beige Console

I need to find one in gray, does anyone know the BMW part number?
__________________

2001 330i 4dr - In the garage.
1986 335is - Sold.
1975 2002 - Sold.
1989 E30 M3 - Sold.

Last edited by 4 door 330; 01-11-2008 at 09:27 AM.
4 door 330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 09:40 AM   #5
4 door 330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 227
My Ride: 2001 330i
Found at RealOEM. If others are interested.

Price is $52.17

P/N:
Gray (Grau) 51168248507
Beige (Hellbeige) 51168234155
Black (Schwarz) 51168234154

Not sure about the ebrake bracket if one is needed.
Here are the closest pieces

16 BOTTOM PART OF CABLE GUIDE SCHWARZ 1 51167000476 $11.27
17 UPPER PART OF CABLE GUIDE SCHWARZ 1 51167000469 $7.92
19 HOLDER, INTERFACE D-NETZ 1 51167000483 $15.74
20 SEALING STRIP 5 51411970578 $0.22

I found these by searching for a Euro 318Ci from '99 at RealOEM.com
__________________

2001 330i 4dr - In the garage.
1986 335is - Sold.
1975 2002 - Sold.
1989 E30 M3 - Sold.
4 door 330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 10:22 AM   #6
Jay631
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: London... UK
Posts: 385
My Ride: E46 330ci
WHAT!!!! I have a 330 I am from UK.... And I would love a front armrest the centre console without it looks so bare.... keep it unless you wanna swap...??

I have grey leather/interior...

Jay
__________________
Jay631 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 10:30 AM   #7
Breyton-BMW
Registered User
 
Breyton-BMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philippines
Posts: 4,394
My Ride: Ti
Send a message via AIM to Breyton-BMW Send a message via Yahoo to Breyton-BMW
^me too. I wish they came stock with my car.
__________________




Breyton-BMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 10:30 AM   #8
m332is
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Fairport
Posts: 39
My Ride: 04 330i ZHP, 03 525i
I hated the arm rest as well. Since I had done the swap on my old e36 M3 a few years ago when I had it, I could not wait to do it again for my ZHP... so I did the swap on my car (04 330i ZHP). It took about 15 minutes. In addition to the new shorter console, you need this bracket:

13 BRACKET 1 51168235570 $1.22

It allows you to mount the back end of the handbrake and the console.

The new is about 2-3 inches shorter so you will also need to comb the carpeting to get rid of the line in the carpet where the old console was pressing down.

I have my old unit for sale if anyone wants to upgrade to an armrest. It is black.

Vince
m332is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #9
4 door 330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 227
My Ride: 2001 330i
Ill swap with anyone over in Europe if you guys want, but it has to be the left-hand drive version, otherwise the ebrake will be on the wrong side...let me know

Thanks for the info on the brackets, keeps me form ordering stuff I don't need!
__________________

2001 330i 4dr - In the garage.
1986 335is - Sold.
1975 2002 - Sold.
1989 E30 M3 - Sold.
4 door 330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #10
VALMONT
The De46vil's Army
 
VALMONT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: So Cal
Posts: 24,589
My Ride: 325Ci, Passat
Send a message via AIM to VALMONT Send a message via MSN to VALMONT
no armrest? what are you guys, midgets?
__________________
VALMONT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 11:59 AM   #11
4 door 330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 227
My Ride: 2001 330i
6', I just don't like it in the way when shifting.
__________________

2001 330i 4dr - In the garage.
1986 335is - Sold.
1975 2002 - Sold.
1989 E30 M3 - Sold.
4 door 330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 01:53 PM   #12
GunMoto
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: OC/SD, CA
Posts: 3,531
My Ride: EG8 | E46 | W211
Send a message via AIM to GunMoto
Quote:
Originally Posted by VALMONT View Post
no armrest? what are you guys, midgets?


Not a midget

But I did the armrest delete...
Qty: 1 51-16-8-234-154 CONSOLE SHORT (SCHWARZ)
Qty: 1 51-16-8-235-570 BRACKET (REAR CONSOLE MOUNT)
Qty: 3 07-11-9-913-617 BOLT (SHORTER BOLT THAT SECURES PARKING BRAKE LEVER, PREVIOUS LONGER BOLT SECURED THE ARMREST & PARKING BRAKE LEVER TOGETHER)

EDIT: For you 4 door 330, 51-16-8-248-507 CONSOLE SHORT (GRAU)

__________________

Last edited by GunMoto; 01-11-2008 at 01:56 PM.
GunMoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 01:57 PM   #13
tturedraider
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 1,485
My Ride: '04 Imola/NB ZHP:-)
Early models of the 323 without an interior upgrade came without the armrest. You should be able to sell yours with no problem after you make the swap.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell ---- If you love your freedom, thank a vet!!
tturedraider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 02:29 PM   #14
drbworld
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Van
Posts: 458
My Ride: BMW E46 Coupe
Quote:
Originally Posted by m332is View Post
I hated the arm rest as well. Since I had done the swap on my old e36 M3 a few years ago when I had it, I could not wait to do it again for my ZHP... so I did the swap on my car (04 330i ZHP). It took about 15 minutes. In addition to the new shorter console, you need this bracket:

13 BRACKET 1 51168235570 $1.22

It allows you to mount the back end of the handbrake and the console.

The new is about 2-3 inches shorter so you will also need to comb the carpeting to get rid of the line in the carpet where the old console was pressing down.

I have my old unit for sale if anyone wants to upgrade to an armrest. It is black.

Vince

instrested. how much and are you willing to ship to vancouver, canada. thanks
drbworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 02:35 PM   #15
4 door 330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 227
My Ride: 2001 330i
Definitely, if any of you guys want a gray armrest, PM, its for sale.
__________________

2001 330i 4dr - In the garage.
1986 335is - Sold.
1975 2002 - Sold.
1989 E30 M3 - Sold.
4 door 330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 03:12 PM   #16
T330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NY; STL
Posts: 12,702
My Ride: X5
Send a message via AIM to T330
YOu can get vorsteiner's CF console
It is discontinued, but I think euroautoworks has 3 in stock! PM Henry@euroautoworks and he'll take care of you!!!


this is a picture of the console in silver carbon fiber but euroautoworks has it in black for sure and maybe silver. Just call/ PM Henry and check
__________________

Last edited by T330; 01-11-2008 at 03:19 PM.
T330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 03:24 PM   #17
Alex323Ci
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Huntington Beach -Surf City USA
Posts: 16,791
My Ride: M3 & 323Ci (sold)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tturedraider View Post
Early models of the 323 without an interior upgrade came without the armrest. You should be able to sell yours with no problem after you make the swap.
x2

i bet you could get a trade + cash out of it
__________________
OE CSL WHEELS - OE CSL BRAKES - OE AUTOFOLD MIRRORS - CSL TRUNK - CSL DIFFUSER - AA SPORT TUNE - AA PULLEYS - BILSTEIN PSS9s - AS 40% SSK
CF CSL RACE LIP - NAVI - BMW PERF CF STRUT BAR - BMW GROUP N MNTS - GRUPPE M CF INTAKE - SUPERSPRINT - UUC SS BRKLINES, TRANS MNTS, RTABs - 4.10 M-SPORT DIFF
Alex323Ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2008, 09:13 PM   #18
SpencerW
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Santa Cruz. California
Posts: 2,402
My Ride: 2000 323i
mine didnt have one and i bought one not too long ago. install was easy so taking it out would be easy. i love my armrest so you guys must be crazy.
__________________
SpencerW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 02:54 AM   #19
E46M3GTR
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 223
My Ride: E46M3
Yep, we have 3 in stock like T330 said.
__________________

"Great Power comes with Great Responsibliy"
E46M3GTR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 03:40 AM   #20
Bimmer330cibro
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Boz-Bank, Cali
Posts: 1,100
My Ride: AW 330ci And IR M3
Send a message via AIM to Bimmer330cibro Send a message via MSN to Bimmer330cibro
Quote:
Originally Posted by GunMoto View Post


Not a midget

But I did the armrest delete...
Qty: 1 51-16-8-234-154 CONSOLE SHORT (SCHWARZ)
Qty: 1 51-16-8-235-570 BRACKET (REAR CONSOLE MOUNT)
Qty: 3 07-11-9-913-617 BOLT (SHORTER BOLT THAT SECURES PARKING BRAKE LEVER, PREVIOUS LONGER BOLT SECURED THE ARMREST & PARKING BRAKE LEVER TOGETHER)

EDIT: For you 4 door 330, 51-16-8-248-507 CONSOLE SHORT (GRAU)

Not trying to be an as$ but that shift knob looks like a dildo lol
__________________
Bimmer330cibro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use