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Armrest Part 2

Highlander armrest arrived today and I couldn't be happier. It measures 6.5 inches across and took 5 minutes to install (the hardest part was searching for my tools). Jon.


The manufacturer is JJ Products, jjproducts.net. Price will be $125 for cloth and $139 for leather. Contact is 1-800-654-2356. Make sure to let them know you heard about it on Toyotanation.com

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It looks great, Jon!
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Looks great. I guess i'll have to see about one for me too.

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Updated photos to show full range of motion on JJ armrest. It rotates vertical flush with the seatback. Previous photo did not reflect this. I personally couldn't be happier. My only complaint about the Highlander (i.e. OEM armrest) has been resolved. Fit, finish and customer service have been beyond anything I could wish for. for JJ Products. Jon.

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I will contact JJ on Tuesday to order my armrest.

Thanks for posting ...... Don Theall
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I absolutely love mine. I've already shown it to 2 friends with Highlanders and they can't believe Toyota didn't design the armrests like this to begin with. Hopefully they order theirs soon in case this winds up being a limited production armrest. Honestly, before the armrest, if my wife and I went somewhere we'd take my car for comfort. If we took the HL out I'd be the one usually driving it, so this armrest was a necessity. This allows me to put the wear and tear on the HL while being able to drive it in comfort. I used to always stretch my arm over to the passenger armrest (I know I'm not the only one ) . Please report back your finding once you install yours. Jon.

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I just got my first Highlander a month ago. I agree that the armrest are a major design flaw in an otherwise great vehicle. But how ssecure is it? Is it attached to the passenger's armrest?
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It attaches to the same mounting point as the factory armrest and is just as secure. It is independent of the passenger side armrest so there is full range of motion for both the armrest and the seat. It's well worth it
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I just installed my armrest from JJ Products and couldn't me happier. I had to drive 440 miles the next day and what a difference the new armrest made.

I tried to post my installation pictures but had problems as you can tell from all my weird post - anyway, install was very easy and only took 5-10 minutes.

Bottom line: The armrest was the best $125 I ever spent.

If you want to view the installation pictures, email me at [email protected] and I'll send them to you or allow you access to photobucket.com
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PM me or email me the info for photobucket and I'll post the pics for you. Jon.
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Bump to top, I've only heard good things and now I believe there are about 20 other owners out there that are enjoying these
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Looks like JJProducts.net has finally included a link to purchase them. I've only heard great things from others who have pm'd me. Would love to hear how satisfied other owners are. Jon.
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From the looks of things, the JJ armrest is both longer and wider than the existing. Can someone tell me how far it extends out in both directions measured from the front edge of the seat?

Also, is there any way to adjust the angle of the rest? I found that the factory rest should be lowered down a couple of degrees. Don't know how or if that can be done.

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OEM rest

I think the OEM armrests were designed to NOT interfere with the console-mounted cupholders. Their narrow width does not intrude over the cupholders, whereas the JJ unit does. I have the JJ unit and really like it, but it DOES interfere with the rearmost cupholder in the console. When both cupholders are needed, it is kinda necessary to fold up the JJ unit. No way around this, so I just accept it. Most of the time, I only need one cupholder, and use the forward one so it's not covered up by the JJ arm.
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That is very helpful. My 14 year old son was on the last test drive with us and found it odd that the back seat passengers have there drink holders each at their disposal, while the front seat each have only one! Surprising they don't have a bathroom in back, also!

I'll just tell my wife to have the kids hold onto her coffee while I have the arm rest down.

Do you know if the angle of the rest can be adjusted?
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