thanks for the replies. really appreciated from a non-mechanic.
Ray O: i did look at the seam underneath the end of the armrest closest
to the pivot point and unfortunately this seem is SEWED on. i do not
see any portion of the fabric covering the armrest that will allow me
to peel off the amrest cover from what i can see.
Craig B: popping off the plastic cap was my first attempt but it's
attached really tight and i was afraid of breaking it off or breaking
off the locking mechanism that i wont be able to pop it back in. also,
i was thinking that it might be some kinda twist and pop kinda
un-locking mechanism. pushing the material down to expose the locking
cap as much as possible, i saw that it has a long tubular stem so i
can't even guess how the locking part works and my idea of using a
flathead screwdriver to pop it out would not work as then i would
damage the tubular stem. have you pop one of these caps before? is
there a secret to it like a push-down + twist + pry or whatever?
again, thank you so much in advance for everyone's reply.
Post by Craig Baker
See the plastic cap where the armrest pivots on the seat? Pry the cap
off and behind it is a bolt which you remove and the armrest comes
On Tue, 2 Aug 2005 22:34:02 -0500, "Ray O"
Post by Ray O Post by solymars
would you please be so kind to share your knowledge in removing the
armrest. i tried my best to pry them out with my hands but they seem
to be attached pretty well. do you have any instructions or know of
any readily available instructions on how to remove the armrest for a
2005 toyota highlander?
thanks again for your reply.
With the armrest in the up position, take a look at the seam underneath the
end of the armrest closest to the pivot point. There should be a zipper or
velcro or clip or something hidden underneath the seam. Undo the
zipper/velcro/clip, carefully peel back the armrest cover until you see how
the pivot is attached to the seat. Remove the armrest, install your seat
cover, and reverse the process.