The Hyundai Santa
Fe Armrest Modification
Quick and Easy version
|Author of procedures:||twospirits|
|Installer / Testers:||twospirits|
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Introduction / History
|The armrest assembly within the center console of the Santa Fe is
quite lower than most others I've been in. I've noticed that it is set at
that height so the driver can have a unobtrusive reach for the Shiftronic.
There are some that would rather have this assembly much higher. This
modification addresses that need by elevating the rest area for their arms,
both driver and passenger.
This guide shows a quick and easy way of elevating the armrest area. For a more detailed and professional looking guide, see the Detailed and Professional version.
Difficulty level / scale: On a scale of 1 - 10
Tools and materials needed:
|1 airline like / log shaped pillow|
|1 pk of velcro|
Step 1: Preparing the pillow.
Take the Velcro and place them onto the pillow on the
underside. I used 2 strips (4 pieces) which came in one pack. (See picture.)
Step 2: Place pillow onto center console.
Now place the pillow on top of the center console and firmly press down on it so the sticky part of the Velcro adheres to the console.
|In doing this mod, I
originally wanted to find something that would extend the assembly up by 3
inches and look professional almost OEM like. I started to look at the
striker (item #3) and see if I could get something to raise it up. I then
thought of using extension rods like the ones you use in an umbrella with
little metal pegs that pop out to lock but I could not find a way to cut it
right to size. Unfortunately there was nothing that would not look too out
of place. So I decided on the pillow method for the time being. I am
providing the parts list for the center console ( See picture.) for those
that might have another idea on how to do this. If you do, then feel free to
contact me and I would display it and acknowledge you as the modifier.
This site was last updated 02/20/06