I have a dilemma: My E39 came with the ski-pass option (which I never use) which means the rear armrest is thin. I want to remove the ski-pass option and the thin rear armrest and replace them with the standard thicker armrest. (I need to do this because I want to install an E38 rear cupholders in the rear armrest and I can't do it with the thin armrest.)
So my questions are:
1) Is it simply remove the thin armrest and ski-pass option and install the thicker standard armrest?
2) Do I need to modify anything to swap the two armrests? Do they install the same way and into the same location (same screw locations)?
3) The rear seats fold down, does this affect anything?
Any insight will be much appreciated.