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post #1 of 11 Old 05-16-2017, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Center Armrest Too Low

I found a few other older posts on this topic but didn't see any suggestions for solutions.

I moved from a 2010 CR-V which had "captain's" chairs and a fold-down center armrest on the side of both front seats around mid-body. These were extremely comfortable for long trips as the height point for contact with my arm could be adjusted (even to point more vertical than horizontal to give me a brace if needed).

On my new 2017 Accord which I freely admit I LOVE IMMENSELY and am extremely happy to have traded in my CR-V to obtain, the center armrest is a bit low. I've searched around and can't seem to find anything to raise up to a comfortable level.

To be clear, I have medical issues with my right forearm, elbow, shoulder and shoulder blade so I'm hoping someone has a suggestion, even if it's a custom armrest addition or replacement through a reputable after-market company.

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The only thing I can think of is a pillow. Look on Amazon and there are several pillows to fit automobile center console arm rests to raise them up and provide a more cushioned rest. Some use memory foam, and some are contoured. Most seem to be in the $20-$25 range and attach to the console lid via Velcro straps or elastic straps.

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Thanks! I actually did try that with one from Amazon made from memory foam but it's too soft. I was thinking of finding a tubular pillow of some kind so I guess I'll go that route unless anyone else has suggestions.
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Maybe you could fabricate some sort of height-extender to the armrest seat, and attach the armrest cover to the height-extender.

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How about a local or semi local upholstery shop, or one that specializes in auto upholstery?
I don't know how big your city is, but sounds like a custom job might be best.
Guessing making a custom adjustable arm rest would be much harder / $$$.

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Some interesting offerings on fleabay
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This mod is 100% FREE....have you tried adjusting your seat lower?

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This mod is 100% FREE....have you tried adjusting your seat lower?
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When I got mine I was very uncomfortable and couldn't find a place to rest my arm. I decided to lower the seat beyond where I would normally drive and now my arm rests comfortably on the rest. However it did take some time to get used to riding so low
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I actually think the driver's seat on the '17 doesn't go as high my other cars did.

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High density memory foam cut to size and covered in your choice of material, use elastic straps or velcro to attach to your factory armrest.

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Try a upholstery place. Have them redo the pad and rewrap it. That way you still have the convenience of stock use opening and closing the lid.
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