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Old 10-14-2010, 06:08 AM
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Pin for Seat arm rest repair

Just bought a 94 530i, and the driver's seat arm rest has come off as the tension pin
sheared off. I have the pin, part of it, will have to punch the remainder out.
Where can I get a replacement pin (yes, salvage yard), prefer a hardware store
equivalent. Any easy replacements? Machine shop?
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:43 AM
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Real oem.com should have those parts
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:20 PM
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The arm rest on my drivers seat does not stay in position. The passenger one works fine, but the driver one just kind of lays there I can push it back the other way too towards the back seat, it just has no rigidity to it, just flops around and lays there. Could the pin be the culprit there, too?
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:27 PM
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My armrest the same thing. It can lock in the three positions but is not solid or rigid. I plan on ordering a pin from realoem myself
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:12 PM
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Where is the pin ?

I'm trying to replace the cover on arm rest but I could not find the pin.

This is my reference.

http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/s...ssembly=247406

Is it in really deep area of arm rest ? There is a plastic cover between arm rest and seat so it is hard to see what's in there. Could you point me where the pin is ?

In the picture, there is a shining metal in the middle but it is a staple on the leather. I can see the metal pipe that connecting the armrest but there is nothing on it.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:24 PM
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If you want I have a whole good arm for sale for 20 plus shipping. It is black.

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:56 AM
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Go to the hardware store and buy a "roll pin" of the appropriate size.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:46 PM
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For someone who will do a similar job, I'm attaching the photo of the pin. It was super tight so I had to hammer it out. Thanks for the offer but my one is grey.
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