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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Manofs, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Jan 11, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    Manofs

    Manofs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, i had this really long trip from san antonio to lubbock tx, and needless to say sitting the same way in my truck was not very comfortable after 5 hours. So i needed to change my posture. In doing so, i placed all my weight on my elbow which was laying on the driverside arm rest on the door, then i heard a snap. i basically created a nice little crack down the arm rest. Its just a matter of time till it starts to work its ways through the cloth. Does anyone have any ideas of how to fix this little problem. I was thinking of replacing the arm rest and trying to find one at a junk yard or something. The only problem i am having is, i am not sure if i can replace just the arm rest or the entire inside panel. does anyone know?? any other ideas would be much appreciated also.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    Delmarva

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    :eek: damn, how much weight were you putting on that thing?!?!?

    A fix is going to depend on how you want it to look and how much you want to spend.

    Ugly & Cheap = Superglue in the crack to *try* to stop the spread of the crack.

    Nice & Expensive = order a new door panel / arm rest. Maybe check a junkyard or two...
     
  3. Jan 11, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    jdkeller

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    my buddy has an 05 tacoma xrunner and his did the same thing. He took it into the dealer and they fixed it for free. I think he did it while it was still under warranty though. So maybe give a dealer a call and see if they can do it. Try updating your infor under your name so we can know what year and model you have. That will help you in the future. good luck
     
  4. Jan 11, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    sch0enne

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    the cloth armrest is held on by about 10 plastic rivets that you can see when you take the whole panel off. there is a leather armrest mod on here that you can see how its taken off. i dont see the dealer being able to get ahold of just the armrest part of it . more likely you would have to get the whole door panel from them.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    stop drill the crack with a small drill bit
     
  6. Jan 12, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    and if u dont get what hes saying... he means drill each end of the crack... like i guess it dissipates... or some shit or somthing... real SMALL drill bit though
     
  7. Jan 12, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    yeah i shoulda specified, use a very small drill bit to drill the ends of the crack. it makes the ends of the crack round and smooth and makes it less likely to spread.
     
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