Originally Posted by geh065
I've been thinking about upgrading my DB9 armrest to the newer type with the storage and cup holder. They have a couple of listings on AMbits but I'd like some help with figuring out what I'm looking at exactly. I've not had much help from contacting them directly.
This is the part I am after. I would like to have it redone to match my interior. Note how short and stubby this one is. There is a second listing which is similar to this one. It is as if the back half is cut off. AMBits told me to just look at the drawing but that does not help.
So, can anyone explain to me how I can make the short one fit my car and whether or not this is missing parts? Thanks!
OK, I just bought the one on eBay for my 05 DB9. Well I bought it in FEB and will be installing it in MAY. I bought the short one. However; looking at the diagrams the one that appears longer in the back; MIGHT just be longer and will sit on top of the rear leather tunnel section. So fitment likely will be the same either way, just one hangs out longer in the back. But owners and Ambits hopefully can answer that.
All I know is that there are 2x metal brackets on AM bits that need to be purchased. There is no current DIY for this process on the forum. I will be writing one up for sure.
I will also be changing the trunk lid to the newer GT one. So write up for that also.
BUT..... AMBits will work with you. Put one in the checkout and ask for a shipping quote. Then when they reply start asking the questions.
I will not know until I get home exactly how the short one will work. There are supposed to be some plastic parts of the center tunnel parts that need to be cut or shaved down for proper fitment. If you can hang on for about 1x month, you will have all your answers with a DIY.
I am assuming:
1. remove current leather covering
2. prep area for fitment by shaving down or cutting some plastic under neath or the side areas of existing parts
3. place the new console down and slide back, then screw wherever the screws go
4. then place the rear cover back on top the rear section that should cover the areas that you see at the back in silver. However; mine shows like theirs where the silver part is, but i think that section might actually be covered by leather. Have seen a pic or two.
Current DBS or DB9 09 and newer owners showing some pics of how theirs are in the back might be helpful for both of us. Will see if Speedracer800 can shoot a pic or two.