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I finally got around to installing my Muddiman Armrests on my 2005.

I have got to say they are nice and my wife loves them!

I tried to follow the instructions line for line but strayed.
The trunk light which I never use, I removed the switch then I put in a jumper and now I can just turn the light on in the trunk should I need it. That saved some install time and cutting.

I also used red Locktite on all of the screws. I figure that I am never EVER taking any of this back apart, so it will be the next owners problem.

Lastly, I put velcro over the armrest screws and bottom of the mounting bracket to help protect the plastic should the trunk ever open too far.

The fit and finish is just beautiful.
I think I completed the entire job in about two hours.

So huge thanks to Don.
I hope this helps those of you on the fence reach out to him and buy yourselves a set.





 

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Did you shorten the strap in the truck so opening too far would not happen?
Of course, but it is close. I want my trunk to open as wide as possible.
I had about a quarter inch gap between the mount and plastic.
Just to be sure I added the velcro. Besides, the velcro does an excellent job of hiding the shiny screws.
 

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I got a set of the ztechnik armrests. I got them in a package deal with a set of BMW factory passenger floorboards, for a price i couldn't pass up. But i really wanted the muddleman set to begin with. It didn't seem to me that he made them anymore. Still would have got the technik set. It was to good of a deal. And my wife loves them. But the muddemans are nice.
 

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Been using Muddiman Armrests for 9 years but I used a mercury
switch to turn the trunk light off and on instead of drilling all the extra
holes and remounting the switch - a little cleaner install.

Also hard to find mercury switches these days!

Wife would not ride long rides without them . . .
 

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Been using Muddiman Armrests for 9 years but I used a mercury
switch to turn the trunk light off and on instead of drilling all the extra
holes and remounting the switch - a little cleaner install.

Also hard to find mercury switches these days!

Wife would not ride long rides without them . . .
Need a mercury switch. Check for them at the local flee market or yard sales for old thermostats. "Round units"
 

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I gave all of my mercury to the local elementary school so they could roll it around on their desks.
It helps build immune systems.

:surprise: J/k
 

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I gave all of my mercury to the local elementary school so they could roll it around on their desks.
It helps build immune systems.

:surprise: J/k
Yeah, I'm thinking that an old mercury switch out of a wall mounted thermostat, repurposed onto a motorcyle is an invitation to a mercury spill.

There must be other ways to accomplish the desired application.
http://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/c/ck-components/rolling-ball-tilt-switch?WT.srch=1

https://www.google.com/#q=limit+switch
 
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