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Head rests - wrong way round

Post by StvC on Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:45 pm

Can't believe some bloody fool has put the head rests in the wrong way on not one but 3 of the seats in my MPV! They're wedged in solid don't suppose anyone has a trick for removing them? Yanking on them doesn't budge them. I can yank harder but don't want to burst a blood vessel in vain.

Maybe I'll need to unpick the seat covers to access the stems from inside.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:01 pm

There shouldn't be any reason why the wouldn't slide out the notches are only on one side to set height if pulled up at all but they are quite stiff to get moving at times maybe try wiggling them side to side a little.
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Post by StvC on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:12 pm

These have one different shaped notch on either side at the base of the tubes. I mean who does that! I guess the same person who bypasses the stat with a manual fan switch.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:18 pm

Now lets not get into that I have a working fan switch and a bypass as it has made me nervous to many times. As for the head rests I would go for a little leverage as I doubt that unless you have a pro upholsterer handy to re sew the covers it's not a good idea to unpick the stitching hoiwever if the leverage doesn't seem to help you maybe able to remove the jump rings at the base of the backrest swatch and then peel it up inside out to get to the headrest pins and then roll it back down and put the rings back in if they have them I haven't looked but most car seats are like that.
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Post by StvC on Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:18 pm

Ok thanks a lot, will try that.

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Post by eddie0303 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:34 pm

You could try a squirt of WD40 down the headrest shafts to help .

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Re: Head rests - wrong way round

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:48 pm

OR how about you unbolt the whole seat back off the base,

Then bolt them back on the other way round.

And now your head rests point the right way.
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Post by StvC on Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:57 am

Sounds like general consensus is pull it harder or have back to front seats.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:41 am

Maybe its a 2 man job.

Pull on the head rest while someone else tamps the plastic collar things the opposite way gently?

I'm just guessing, never had this problem.
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