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Not in the 2021 models - I got my q5 edition 1 on 29 July 2021 馃檨
Audi UK are telling me now that once again if you buy a Q5 built as new now it will have the adjustable arm rest, but previous stock builds didnt have this feature. They have apologised for the inconvenience and offered me 拢250 to go away quietly,

it seems to me that either committed to this ridiculous cost down but have rolled back on it now, or they didn鈥檛 have enough parts for the adjustable version so did a mod, and now they have stock again, either way it has left me even more annoyed.

fuming.
 

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Picked up my new Q5 yesterday from Southampton Audi. The arm rest is a cheap and cheerful representation of a premium car together with the fact of no phone charger obviously a parts shortage, lets just bung on parts from some bottom of the range model. Most unhappy ruins a lovely car.
 

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Picked up my new Q5 yesterday from Southampton Audi. The arm rest is a cheap and cheerful representation of a premium car together with the fact of no phone charger obviously a parts shortage, lets just bung on parts from some bottom of the range model. Most unhappy ruins a lovely car.
100% mate. Im still fuming about it but you cant get anywhere with them on it. Even though their website still advertising a proper arm rest for new builds. They gave me 拢250 to go away. Id of paid 拢1000 to fix it!
 

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Crikey, that's very odd indeed.

I honestly think my 2019 Q5 is the best of the best and the last of the 'Configurables' - where they had top notch kit fitted properly and you could pick any trim and bolt any option onto it. Now if I want a Pano Sunroof I can only get it in the Vorsprung? WTF? Thanks WLTP - you've really messed things up.
 

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I'm in the same boat!!! 5 months ago I ordered a Q5 S-Line and the Audi website indicated (I think?) that the armrest was adjustable and slidable. When my car arrived 3 months ago, it had the cheap, almost useless armrest. I'm currently arguing with the dealer, who are arguing with Audi UK about a fix? I don't expect anything forthcoming! I suspect the dealer doesnt want the cost or the hassle unless Audi agree to pay?
There is a fix, according to the dealer in that "it's just a different bracket" which is also available on Ebay?

Genuine Audi Q5 SQ5 2018-on Mounting bracket for centre armrest unit 80A864283E | eBay

Anyone know how to remove / reassemble the armrest?

Although I dont see why Audi shouldnt just change it for me and save all the hassle?
 

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Shocking omission by Audi on a car that costs this much! Audi obviously went on a value engineering exercise on the mk2 Q5 馃槓
 

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I have a 2022 Q5 arriving around March 2022. Does anyone know if I am going to suffer with this poorly designed arm rest?
I have a 2021 built July and my armrest is not the crappy one. But looking at previous posts it seems a bit random.
 

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Different countries have different standard specifications and different option lists. These are defined by Audi marketing in the respective country and availability. For example, you cannot get a sunroof on a Q5 except if it is Vorsprung specification but if you order it then currently Audi cannot give you a build date.
 

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'ello 'ello peeps,

I've just picked up a brand new 2021 model Q5 40 TDI S-line to replace my previous 8R model Q5. It's a superb piece of kit but for one annoyance. Is anyone else disappointed with the centre armrest? The 8R armrest had a ratchet mechanism that held it in position but this one is just held with friction, as soon as i put any weight on it it drops to the bottom. is this normal?

It doesn't extend either. Pants.
Looks like everyone is in the same situation as you. Are they replaceable?
 

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The other day I attempted to replace the armrest in my mates sq5 which I think was a 2017 model. He had the ratchet version but had broken it by putting too much pressure on it and snapped the cogs.

The ratchet is all part of the main frame from what we could work out. The part number of the frame with new ratchet top was 80A864283A

I worked on this for about 3 hours trying to remove enough parts to take the original frame out but had to give up in the end as we ran out of time. You effectively have to remove the entire center console from back of armrest all up to and around the gear lever and sides. I've posted some of the open heart surgery as well as one I've found on ebay which probably helps to see where the bolts go through if you get that far.

  • Air vents pop out with a trim tool
  • There's a square cap/cover on each side of the side trim near the floor which reveals bolts underneath.
  • The whole rear trim surrounding the vents pops off with 4 diamond clips holding it on. You can just about squeeze these from the inside to help them out (took ages to find these were holding it on) so a good yank gets that piece off.
  • You should see enough inside then to remove any more bolts I think there were 2.
  • Then gear stick off by removing leather top (pops off).One screw under there and it all comes off.
Then pull up the surrounding trim just clips in so pop it up and off with trim tools.
- Plenty of screws under there to remove (we thought) but didn't really know which ones.
Then we stopped so good luck after that. You might need to undo bolts under the foot well trim and glove box to get the extended end parts unclipped.


In the end my mate took it as we'd left it to an ex Audi tech who finished it on his driveway for a couple of hundred extra for the remainder of time needed. Apparently he was impressed at how far we had got :)

I wish anyone luck doing a retrofit of this part. Doable but set yourself a few hours.


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