Center Console Armrest May Break on Mercedes-Benz S500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The center console armrest can break. Replacement is commonly the recommended repair.


Problem Data
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Average mileage: 90,854 (26,000–176,000)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
22 people reported this problem
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Center console cover hinges both broken with 80K miles. Haven't fixed, found hinges yet. Intend to fix myself and would like repair and replacement procedures on how to remove the old hinges and install the new hinges
Armrest cup holder broken
the cup holder hyper extended and broke, the dealer wants $300 fo rthe repair
Center console lid latch broken, instead of a simple one piece design, it is three parts include the lever, a dogear device and the latch itself. Apparently the middle component broke and I cannot even see how to remove the part
Started sticking and would not closed properly. Finally broke completely.
Center console arm rest is hinged. Passenger side armrest will not fully re-seat to proper position. No obvious fix.
Yep the whole component just cracked from the cup holders to the phone holder to the compartment. When I bought it all worked fine but after only 6 months it failed to glide slowly down when lifted up. It now slams to close if you let it go. However I did convert the phone to bluetooth and it is working excellent. The leather cover is also very very ugly and worn out.
Pushed down center console cup holder will not disengage and pop up.
did not fix... very expensive and not worth it