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Old 05-25-2012, 06:06 AM
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Middle Backseat Headrest Adjustable?

Just took delivery of a 2013 X3 28i yesterday. It is a great car! I was trying to install my child carseat in the middle back row seat and had to adjust the height of the headrest; but it didn't want to move it seems to have the same adjustment mechanism as the other headrests, i.e. a button on the side. While I can easily adjust all the others, this middle back seat headrest does't want to move at all! BTW, I have leather seats in this vehicle. Anyone experiencing a similar issue? Or, perhaps this is normal?
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:08 AM
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I remember reading in Consumers reports that it was not adjustable.

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Old 05-25-2012, 09:13 AM
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No mention of adjustability in the owner's manual for the centre rear head restraint.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:33 AM
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Yeah I don't think it is adjustable...but it IS removable. I remember that while applying some leather protectant on the headrest I accidentally pulled the headrest completely out of the mount. The usual detents you see in the metal bars that slide into the seat were not present which leads me to believe that there are no height adjustments.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:41 PM
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I had a lot of trouble removing the middle backseat headrest too. It has two positions in or out...
Be patient and it will come out.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:21 PM
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My 2014 is the same. I tried to adjust it today. Will not budge.
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