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I installed the center console armrest on my 2011 CT200h.
Taking apart the dash only takes less than 5 minutes. It is very, very easy and you dont have to disconnect the battery or disconnect any cables.
Then you just drill two holes for installation.
Picture album on imgur since there are limits on how many pictures I can upload here: CT200h - Imgur

You need a drill and drill bit that will make a slightly larger hole than the screws that come with the armrest.
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PZ319-76003 - Lexus PAD SET, CONSOLE
PZ319-76003
PAD SET, CONSOLE
$109.75
(it comes with instructions on how to take apart the dash/center console. You do not need to disconnect the battery or any wire connectors even though the directions tell you to.)
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Nylon Pry Bar Installer Kit 4 Pc
Plastic Prybar Set from Harbor Freight
$5.99
(this is so you dont scratch anything while prying)

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1) Remove the trim piece above the radio. You open the glove box and start prying from right where the glove box button pushes in. It pulls straight out.



2) Remove the two leather side trim pieces that are on each side of the radio/center console. If you grab by the cup holder side you just pull up with your hand and then slide out. No tools needed for that.

3) Lift up the cup holder section by opening the center storage compartment and using your pry tool right at the seam in between the cup holder and the storage compartment. Work your way from the back to the front. Then just pivot it upward leaving the wires connected.

4) You will see the X marks on the inside. Drill the center of the marks. (Since a 2011 has the X marks then it seems Lexus always planned to have the armrest).





5) Now install the bolts into the arm rest. They clip in.

6) Install the armrest with the bolts into the holes.
7) Install the nuts on the backside and tighten them down. I put some locktite on them. The armrest is now installed.

8) Pivot the cup holder section back in place and clip it back down.
9) Reinstall both side leather trim pieces. Slide them in the bracket and then press down to clip them in place.
10) Reinstall the top trim piece by just pressing it back into place.


That is it. It takes a minute to put back together.
No clips broke on the dash. Everything went back together tight. Nothing is loose, nothing rattles. Real easy job. The only thing that takes time is drilling. It is a 20 minute job.
 

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I don't want to take away from r8 1984 the OP of this thread, I only want to add to.

He did a great write up and I followed his instruction to the letter.

The only thing that bothered me was I felt that the console pad was a little too far forward so I installed mine 3/8" further back. You will see in my photo that by doing so, I got a closer fit near the center console lid and in the front I feel a better look near the leather side trim on the driver side.

Let me know what you think...

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Does this come on newer CT's by default? I keep looking at pictures of interior pictures and I don't see the stitching that is posted on both of these from you ya'll...

Can this be added to the face lifted CTs?

This is everyone that I am looking at has the following:
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Does this come on newer CT's by default? I keep looking at pictures of interior pictures and I don't see the stitching that is posted on both of these from you ya'll...

Can this be added to the face lifted CTs?

This is everyone that I am looking at has the following:
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-Nigel
I just checked mine (2016 fsport) and it looks like this with the smaller basic leather pad. I never noticed or saw the other ones before... hmm
 

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I just checked mine (2016 fsport) and it looks like this with the smaller basic leather pad. I never noticed or saw the other ones before... hmm
I'm wondering if it can be added? It looks like from pictures on ebay the default one on the face lifted ones are two screws. Where these use two nuts on bolts that are on the leather piece.

What I'm wondering is if this beefier leather piece is actually taller than the arm rest console lid? Do you have stitching on the console lid and or is your current pad flush with the top of the console lid material? Looks like previous versions had the deviated stitching running from the side trim pieces, through this piece, then the console. But I'm not seeing such a thing on the facelifted version.

Almost seems cheaper made on the face lifted than what this is or on the pre-face lifted CTs...

-Nigel
 

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I'm wondering if it can be added? It looks like from pictures on ebay the default one on the face lifted ones are two screws. Where these use two nuts on bolts that are on the leather piece.

What I'm wondering is if this beefier leather piece is actually taller than the arm rest console lid? Do you have stitching on the console lid and or is your current pad flush with the top of the console lid material? Looks like previous versions had the deviated stitching running from the side trim pieces, through this piece, then the console. But I'm not seeing such a thing on the facelifted version.

Almost seems cheaper made on the face lifted than what this is or on the pre-face lifted CTs...

-Nigel
I went ahead and took some quick pictures of my car in the garage just now to hopefully help show the answers to your questions. The lid does have stitching as shown in all the pictures on this page. The level of the lid and the pad are the same. Though notice how the facelift version I have includes soft "leather" material going down the side in the cup holder (last picture) compared to the pieces shown in the previous posts. In the later post above, someone is pointing to the section I'm talking about. That area looks different, like the pre-face lift one won't fit on the post-face lift. But it's hard to tell.

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Thank you for the pictures Tobias!

It does appear that the older style armrest with the stitching might not line up with the newer style cup holder area. Especially on the driver side where it sticks out compared to the one that is on there now that is more flush. That's a shame they didn't carry the double stitch through like the original part.

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Yeah I see what you mean. However, the part is perfectly comfortable and works just fine, I never thought it needed to be replaced. My issue with it is the actual seam/transition between the lid and the pillow, where it's located. That transition is not soft, and so I find it is uncomfortable to actually put my arm there in certain positions.
 
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