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DIY: Here's how I installed a central armrest in my Tata Nexon XM(S)

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auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

I have been doing minor and major upgrades since I bought it to improve it and make it more convenient as per my requirements.

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I own a Tata Nexon XM(S) and I have been doing minor and major upgrades since I bought it to improve it and make it more convenient as per my requirements. One feature which is available in the top model and is the most convenient is the armrest. So, after researching a lot I decided to install it in my car. I will show you how to do it in a few easy steps.

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Tools Required:

  1. Screw Driver Set
  2. Pry Tools
  3. Wrench set
  4. T Handle ¼”
  5. Blade/Knife
  6. Armrest, Console and other parts
  7. Filer/Sanding paper

Procedure:

1. Remove both front seats. Each seat has 5 Torx bolts. (Don’t forget to remove the coupler under the seat)

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

2. Remove both side silver panels on the centre console. On the right side, you will find a screw under this silver panel, remove it.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

3. Remove the front side panel of the centre console (Do this on both sides). They have one plastic screw and rest clips.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

4. Remove both side front brackets with 5 screws. (Do this on both sides)

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

5. Now remove 2 screws and 1 bolt in front of the main centre console trim. (Do this on both sides)

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

6. Now remove the bolt in the rear of the main centre console trim, these are under plastic covers. (Do this on both sides)

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

7. Now remove the rear lower panel which will give access to the main bracket bolts.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

8. Under the above-mentioned panel you will find a plastic bracket. Remove this rear plastic bracket connecting both side trims, it has 2 screws.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

9. Remove 2 bolts and 5 screws of the main bracket.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

10. Remove the parking brake access cover and remove the screw under it.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

11. Main console body has 2 bolts, remove these. One in front under a rubber mat and the second in the rear under a plastic cover.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

12. Now the whole centre console will start moving. At this stage, you can remove the inner screws of both main side trims. There are 2 screws on each side.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

13. Remove the gear trim and gear boot. There is one screw near the gear trim, remove it.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

14. Also do not forget to disconnect the drive mode selector switch.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

15. Now once the main centre console body is out, you have to remove the top panel on it. (Top panel which has drive selector switch in it)

16. Modify the top panel according to the new console. (You have to trim some clips and grind them so that the tambour door can slide properly).

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

17. Now connect the main side trims with the main console body. Each trim has 2 screws and rests clips.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

18. After connecting side panels it will become an assembly. Now we have to fix this assembly as it is in the car.

19. Start with the main metal bracket bolts. Tighten these 2 bolts.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

20. Then tighten the rear 2 bolts on each side of the main side panel. Don’t forget to put the plastic cover back.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

21. Now tighten the 2 screws and one bolt in front of the main side panel. (Do this for each side)

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

22. Now tighten the screw under the parking brake access cover on the left side main panel.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

23. Now tighten the screw under the silver panel on the right side of the main panel. Also, Tight one screw near the gear panel.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)
auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

24. Put a side bracket with 5 screws back. (Do this for both sides)

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

25. Also, fix the drive selector wire.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

26. Now put the top panel (that we modified) back in its place. Don’t forget to put the drive mode selector switch.

27. Put the Parking brake access cover back.

28. Put the gear panel back and adjust the gear boot accordingly.

29. Now tighten the 3 bolts of the main console body (i.e. shutter wall part). Here you have to put 3 bolts so you need one extra bolt.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

30. Now put back front side panels, they have one plastic screw. (Do this for both sides)

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

31. Put side silver panels back on both sides.

32. Now let’s go to the rear. Put the bracket back which connects the side trims at the rear. It has 2 screws.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

33. Then put the rear lower panel back in its place.

34. Now connect the armrest and it has 4 screws.

auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)
auto, autos, car, cars, diy: here's how i installed a central armrest in my tata nexon xm(s)

35. Now cut the rear main panel as per the requirement so that it fits with the armrest. (7″ will be the height)

36. Put the front seats back.

With this, you are good to go.

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