fkrull
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Rear seat headrests

Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:34 pm

The rear seat headrests interfere with my rear window visibility. I would like to lower them all the way down to the top of the seat or remove them completely. I can't do either, and neither could the sales rep at the dealership. I'm referring to the left and right rear seats, not the middle one, since it sits all the way down on the seat. Anyone else have this problem or know a solution? Thanks!
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JupiterRed
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Re: Rear seat head rests

Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:22 am

I haven't look at them yet as they don't bother me. I'll take a look today and see if I can help out.
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Re: Rear seat headrests

Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:13 pm

They look similar to the ones in my E500W. I assume you tried pushing the tab in and lifting up. Hard for one person to do but it worked for the wagon to remove both so car seats could be secure in place. Going to try later today and post if successful.
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rdavis0521
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Re: Rear seat headrests

Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:22 pm

According to the manual, you should be able to adjust the head restraint by pushing in the tab at the bottom of one of the posts. I'm not near my vehicle at the moment to be able to test.

There is also a foot-note in the manual that the restraints can be removed, except for the electrically controlled ones.

Ray

fkrull
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Re: Rear seat headrests

Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:52 pm

I have tried everything the manual says. The headrests each only go down to a fixed point about 3" above the seats. There is no way they will sit flush on the seats. As far as taking them out, they just go up to a certain point and then will go no further.
I have a feeling it's the way they were designed, for some strange reason.
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rdavis0521
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Re: Rear seat headrests

Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:34 am

You might try contacting the dealer? The manual seemed to indicate that it might require a technician to remove the headrest.

I know this might seem silly, but you could fold the seats forward/down? At least as a temporary solution.

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Re: Rear seat headrests

Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:29 pm

I removed them from my sportwagen, required prying a locking pin out. I think you need a small flathead screwdriver and a flashlight.
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fkrull
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Re: Rear seat headrests

Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:47 am

tedkidd wrote:I removed them from my sportwagen, required prying a locking pin out. I think you need a small flathead screwdriver and a flashlight.

I will try your idea if the dealer can't help.
I'm beginning to get used to the headrests and can certainly live with them attached.
Thank you all for the suggestions!
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wtzouris
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Re: Rear seat headrests

Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:41 am

It would be great to get them out when the seats are folded down and you are hauling stuff around. This locking pin you speak of-- was that on this car?

sendler2112
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Re: Rear seat headrests

Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:26 pm

The rear seat headrests seem to be a major flaw. They don't go down all the way and they don't come out. Which means that you can't fold the seats down with the front seats in any kind of normal position.

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