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Old 03-02-2014, 06:26 PM
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Accord Arm Rest Rub Fix

So I got fed up with the driver seat rubbing against the arm rest. I did have the dealer install Katzkin leather, but I think they moved the driver seat too close to the arm rest which caused the rubbing. So I decided to take matter into my own hand. This fix is very simple. Enjoy!

Some tools you need: Wrench, and socket wrench. I think the bolts were 10mm, if not then you can find the correct size.

Step 1) First Locate these bolts on the driver seats and loosen them, don't need to unbolt them, we just need to loosen the bolts.
You want to take out any carpet from the driver seat out as well.
There are 4 bolts, 2 in the front 2 in the back. Use pictures as reference




These plastic cover are a bit tricky taking out, use a flat head screwdriver and pry them off.
They do required a bit of force to take off, but it's easy to put them back.





Once you have loosen all the bolts, the seat have some play and this is where the second person comes in handy. Have the person pull the seat away from the arm rest. While he's holding the seat, you want to tighten the bolts back. If you don't have another person, use something that doesn't scratch your seat and place between the arm rest like a thick book or something. Then you want to tighten the bolts back and your seat should have some clearance from the arm rest now.

Before: The seat was about 2-3mm against the arm rest.

After: You can't really see from this angle, but I have about 2-3mm gap between the arm rest and the seat.


Overall the job is not hard, but it would be easier with 2 people. No more rubbing, and I can move around the seat in peace now.
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Sorry, distracted by those seats...beautiful w/ the red stitching. Looks to be thicker and softer than OEM leather.
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I have the same seats; great choice, and I have the same problem, I will try this later in the week! what Accord do you have? I ask because I had the Sport and the armrest was already leather, I did not get the red stitching in the armrest.
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Thanks, I was planning on doing the same thing since the hinge on the armrest cover isn't easily accessible. Glad to see it helped a little.
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Thanks. Appreciate the Picts. I do so much better with Picts, especially the back bolt covers.

EDIT: Took all of 10 minutes. My bolts were 9/16ths. Moved just little over 1/8 inch. Arm rest just misses seat now.

THANKS AGAIN.
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Sorry, distracted by those seats...beautiful w/ the red stitching. Looks to be thicker and softer than OEM leather.
Yes they are so much better than OEM leather, is thicker and softer and have actual leather smell.
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I have the same seats; great choice, and I have the same problem, I will try this later in the week! what Accord do you have? I ask because I had the Sport and the armrest was already leather, I did not get the red stitching in the armrest.
I have the 2014 sport as well. I decided to get leather from Katzkin and they did the arm rest as well.
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How much did the katzkin cost for the hole car? I'm thinking of doing the same. Wasn't too sure about the Honda leather after coming from an old E-class.
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How much did the katzkin cost for the hole car? I'm thinking of doing the same. Wasn't too sure about the Honda leather after coming from an old E-class.
I got the leather with heated seats and the dealer charged $1500 for it. I was able to get down to $1000 and the dealer agreed. If you get leather alone it should be much cheaper. I bargain the leather when I was buying the car.
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That's a great idea actually... Didn't even thing of that. I'll do it next time for sure. Thanks!
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I had the same issue on my EX-L. I just took it to the dealer and let them move my seat for me.
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Thanks. Appreciate the Picts. I do so much better with Picts, especially the back bolt covers.

EDIT: Took all of 10 minutes. My bolts were 9/16ths. Moved just little over 1/8 inch. Arm rest just misses seat now.

THANKS AGAIN.
No problem! Glad I could help :]
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ducle91 your pictures are not showing up in my browser. Is it possible for you to send me your pictures so I can move my driver seat? The creaking noise coming from the leather driver seat touching the center console lid is driving me crazy.

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ducle91 your pictures are not showing up in my browser. Is it possible for you to send me your pictures so I can move my driver seat? The creaking noise coming from the leather driver seat touching the center console lid is driving me crazy.

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hmmm, I can see the pictures on my computer, but if still doesnt show up for you, then PM me and I will send you the pictures.
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Thanks!! this was driving me crazy, as it would squeak as they rubbed together on my wife's EX-L, BTW the socket needed is 14mm, I think someone said it was 9/16 and they will both work but all the fasteners are metric.
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