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FLE39 10-13-2012 01:45 PM

Rear headrest removal tip
 
Ok guys, after trying to figure out how to remove them, the YouTube videos all were saying to remove the seats and this that and the other. I found a much quicker, cleaner way to get them out.


1- open trunk
2- Lay in trunk looking up
3- You will see the two headrest post bottoms for each headrest (except the middle).
4- Use a carpenter hammer and a 1/4" ratchet extention to tap them upward. (Be careful, don't drop the hammer on your face). Mine only took about two light taps per post. Came right out.


When I tried to pull them up from inside, nada. Good luck with that method. I cracked one of the speaker grilles doing this method. Figured I'd post this so I'd save some people the aggrivation.

SamS 01-22-2013 01:04 PM

Hi,

Came across this post since I am stumped on removing my headrests. I need to remove them to accommodate car seats. For a front-facing full-size seat, you have to extend the rear headrest to the maximum height to clear the seat. At the max height, this creates quite a visible blockage out the rear window.

I would like to try this method described above. Should I extend the head rests to their max height before trying to tap them out from the trunk?

SamS 01-22-2013 01:04 PM

Hi,

Came across this post since I am stumped on removing my headrests. I need to remove them to accommodate car seats. For a front-facing full-size seat, you have to extend the rear headrest to the maximum height to clear the seat. At the max height, this creates quite a visible blockage out the rear window.

I would like to try this method described above. Should I extend the head rests to their max height before trying to tap them out from the trunk?

E36 Phantom 01-22-2013 01:15 PM

Lift them to full height, slide a hand under them, and yank up. A good tug or whack and they pop right up. I've taken them off numerous E38 & E39 like that. No special tricks at all.

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SamS 01-22-2013 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E36 Phantom (Post 7330367)
Lift them to full height, slide a hand under them, and yank up. A good tug or whack and they pop right up. I've taken them off numerous E38 & E39 like that. No special tricks at all.

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I already tried that... have you tried on an F30?

E36 Phantom 01-22-2013 01:41 PM

This is the E39 section, if you're dealing with an F30 you need to ask there, the instructions may be the same or may be wildly different.

When you search the forums, use the box on the right of the search page to limit your search only to applicable subforums or the results you get will not be useful to you.

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SamS 01-22-2013 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E36 Phantom (Post 7330435)
This is the E39 section, if you're dealing with an F30 you need to ask there, the instructions may be the same or may be wildly different.

When you search the forums, use the box on the right of the search page to limit your search only to applicable subforums or the results you get will not be useful to you.

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Oops sorry. I am usually good at the subforums, but came across this one via a google search. I'll give it a shot in the F30 section.


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