DIY: Split Armrest Install F.Y.I…there are parts that will come w/ the armrest that won’t be needed (..i.e…extra rods, some spring contraption, etc.). You can reuse the rods that were on the stock armrest. Remove the rear climate controls by grabbing it along the top and the sides, and pulling gently. Be careful not to break the clips.
Using a pair of pliers, grip the small metal rods and push toward the outside. The outside tip of each rod is grooved to help it stay in place. That is the reason that it must be pushed to the outside. Remove the stock armrest by lifting out and up.
A side-by-side comparison of the stock armrest vs. the split euro armrest.