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removal of head rests. Driving me nuts

Post by samleeds on Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:57 pm

Ive tried everything to no avail. Ive got the ones that slide up and stop at the top but wont then budge. They have plastic thin sleeve at the base of the arms with no clips or bits you can press. There are 2 slits either side of the plastic that a knife can be put in bit it does nothing. They are being held in by something and I just need to locate that switch, press stud or way to free these beasties. I cant fir my new seat covers until i get the little * Inappropriate Word * out. 

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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:43 pm

Super timing guys! Installed a new spec booster seat in the Vauxhall for the first time today ready for granddaughter tomorrow. Head rest WAS in the way and couldn't get it out - easy when you know how.

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Post by samleeds on Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:19 pm

well that seems easy. Left hand and screwdriver and right hand screwdriver push them in and lift with the other hand. Where can I book myself in for surgery, Ill need another arm. The only question i now have is why the ????? do they make these things so difficult.

Buy the way its still stuck, nowt works.

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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:33 pm

The first end point was only at half the length of the headrest supports

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Post by Alf on Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:37 pm

Try just pulling the headrest vertical

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:49 pm

If they were easy to remove on the front seats, some wally would do it and kill himself with whiplash? Probably EU Directive?

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Post by Gromit on Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:53 pm

Alf wrote:Try just pulling the headrest vertical
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You could be right Alf. up!

I'd give it a good yank and see what happens. It might be a tight spring in a deep detent. Nothing lost if it doesn't work, and it just might.

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Post by samleeds on Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:26 am

Ive tried all that, even a sizzor jack but its locked in somehow

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Post by Peter Brown on Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:13 am

Mine was exactly as shpwn in the link and once past the lock point came out easily, firm but smooth.

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Post by samleeds on Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:55 am

Just been told by vw that these head rests have an r clip at the base of the legs and to get to it we need to cut the back of the seat. Where is my hacksaw. lol

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Post by daisy mae on Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:28 am

I didn`t cut the back of my seat on my VW`s both T4`s ,  the plastic base on the top of the seat, push them sideways  and it should release the head rest and then pull up, some time since I did mine, have had them off a few times , will check later if you haven`t sussed it.

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Post by samleeds on Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:26 am

IVE DONE IT....These clips on the top are fixed into the seats fabric and are not designed to be released or moved. No r clips no sliding clips, just a plain jam it it and designed not to be taken out....UNLESS.....you get an open mouthed grip and clamp it onto the clip and twist it under force 90 degrees. This takes the locking tooth round the side to the side wall of the stems and under a forced scenario, the legs eventually come out.

I cvan now see down inside and these clips are not fitted with any release mechanism so one a=can only deduce that they were not meant to come out, unless twisted under force.

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Post by daisy mae on Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:58 pm

Pleased you have managed it, mine  are different to yours then, mine are made to come out,


Been out to check how to, I pulled the head rest up until it stopped, at the bottom on the seat back there is a black plastic flat piece that the head rest fits in,  on both sides , have to look carefully there is a piece that slides  into the plastic looks like a small lip, push this and then it releases the head rest. cannot be seen until the head rest is pulled up. I had mine recovered in leather and the plastic base for the want of a better word is very tight into the leather, was much easier when it was material before I had them reupholstered.


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