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Rear headrest removal

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by Beamer » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:36 pm

I Got tired of the head rests sticking up when I folded the rear seats, so I figured out how to remove them and it was very easy. (this is necessary for my upcoming post "Removable rear seats...)

This is the back of the rear head rest from the cargo area.
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Use a small flat blade screwdriver to pry out the clip that holds in the head rest, it is the top black piece in this picture (there are 2 per head rest).
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This is one of the clips.
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Head rests removed.
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Now the head rests don't stick up when you lay the seats down and gives you a little more room.
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by fishsticks » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:50 pm

Like. Mostly short people in the back of my truck anyway.
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by MrSmithsTB » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:14 pm

Nice and simple. I've had this done for a few years now. :cheers:
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by Trail X » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:47 pm

I might do the same thing Chris, they really just seem to get in the way.
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by Gordinho80 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:30 am

I never thought of this and it makes perfect sense... Thank you for posting this! I'll be outside today doing this and the the removable seat mod as well!
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by Harry Moto » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:24 am

:Iagree: Ditto!
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by navigator » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:11 am

removed mine last week, we thought we were going on a beach trip and my wife was going to ride in the back. It was easy to remove. Now I just need to put them back on before I lose the clips.
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by HighSierraTB » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:38 am

This was great for our camping trip this last weekend. That little bit of extra space by removing the headrest makes a big difference. Thanks for sharing that mod.

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by rmsg0040 » Fri May 18, 2012 6:03 pm

Just seen this mod, went outside, 2 minutes later done.

Those headrests were useless to me


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by navigator » Fri May 18, 2012 10:19 pm

I think they are to help reduce injury during a collision.
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by Sputnik312 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:56 pm

navigator wrote:I think they are to help reduce injury during a collision.


Yeah they keep your passenger's necks from snapping backward if someone hits you from behind lol
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by rmsg0040 » Tue May 22, 2012 4:01 pm

95% of the time I am in my vehicle by myself
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by DirtyBacon04 » Tue May 22, 2012 5:32 pm

:Iagree:
I'm going to post a disclaimer for any passenger entering the back seat... "The passenger assumes all risks of riding in the rear seats of a vehiclular maniac's automobile".
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by sammler » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:57 am

After searching for hours I found Beamer's answer which, thanks to the photos, made it simple to remove the rear seat headrests.

THANK YOU!

To make it just one "step" easier you can PUSH the clip out FROM the FRONT side enough to then follow the "pull the clip out" from the rear instructions. When viewed from the back the clip appeared to be a black washer but when viewed from the front the individual prongs of the clip were easy see.

Thanks again for increasing the usable floor space.

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by beastwono » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:02 am

Im gonna have to do this. the lift is making it harder for me to reach from standing on my toes now. that would be alot easier for me ha
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by bdp1978 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:28 am

beastwono wrote:Im gonna have to do this. the lift is making it harder for me to reach from standing on my toes now. that would be alot easier for me ha



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by navigator » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:08 pm

I remove mine by folding down the seat about 1/2 way so I don't have to climb in the TB to do it.
I also bought some clips the other day so I can make the seat bottoms easy to remove as well. I just need to do that mod now.
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