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The surface of the vinyl on the drivers side armrest is pealing off in my Cadenza. Unfortunately the door panel is sold as a single ($1500) part and Kia does not make the armrest available separately. It does look like a separate piece but none of the upholstery shops I've talked to have any experience with the car and they have to take the door apart to see if the armrest can be removed from the panel. If it can it can be easily recovered.

Have any of you had to remove the door panel? Is the armrest removable?
 

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The door panel isn't that hard to remove, It's all the little things(like switches) that take time. yes I've had it off on my first cadenza.
Can't say for sure if it could be removed and repaired. I wasn't looking for that. A good interior man might be able to repair it anyway
Will take a lot of time, and money. Best move, hunt for a wrecked cadenza with your color interior. Google salvage yards in your area.
Didn't look to me like it was a replaceable part
 

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The door panel isn't that hard to remove, It's all the little things(like switches) that take time. yes I've had it off on my first cadenza.
Can't say for sure if it could be removed and repaired. I wasn't looking for that. A good interior man might be able to repair it anyway
Will take a lot of time, and money. Best move, hunt for a wrecked cadenza with your color interior. Google salvage yards in your area.
Didn't look to me like it was a replaceable part
There are 17 separate part numbers for the different replacement versions of the interior door panel. I can find only one used door panel online and there is not specific part number information, nor is there any guarantee that it'll be in any better shape than the one I have. Cadenza's are relatively rare, and so apparently are used replacement parts.

Recovering the armrest is relatively cheap, around $200, or $250 if I have it done with leather. If the armrest can be removed it is a much better and more certain option than ordering a new interior panel sight unseen off the Internet.
 

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try taking the door panel off and look to see if it can be repaired.
Should cost you less if you remove the panel yourself.
 

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I am going through the same thing an Kia told me the same thing the whole door will have to be replaced an like you said its over $1000 which is crazy.
 

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I am going through the same thing an Kia told me the same thing the whole door will have to be replaced an like you said its over $1000 which is crazy.
Sounds like the same solution as @taz above...go to an automobile (or boat) upholstery shop and have them do it for a couple hundred dollars.
 
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