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PostSubject: Headrest removal?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:52 am

This sounds dumb, but I only had a minute this morning to try it and I want to be sure I know how when I get home. Is there a secret to removing the headrests on SS seats? Usually there is a button or something to release them and I could not find that...

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PostSubject: Re: Headrest removal?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:29 am

I found some pictures.Hope they help.Second pic is of the metal rod removed.

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PostSubject: Re: Headrest removal?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:42 pm

Thanks for the call and pics Mark, should be a breeze once I find something to fit in there.

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: Headrest removal?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:18 pm

I used a plastic tie wrap, worked great.

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PostSubject: Re: Headrest removal?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:00 pm

Just FYI if you just wriggle the %$% out of it, it WILL come off but WONT catch again upon re-installation
Ya, been there done that, didnt bother asking just yanked it out
It really doesnt matter because gravity keeps it in place but it would be technically BROKEN

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PostSubject: Re: Headrest removal?   Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:04 pm

sdstick wrote:
Just FYI if you just wriggle the %$% out of it, it WILL come off but WONT catch again upon re-installation
Ya, been there done that, didnt bother asking just yanked it out
It really doesnt matter because gravity keeps it in place but it would be technically BROKEN

I almost did that this morning since I was in a huge hurry, but I knew someone would know how to really do it...LOL

Doug

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