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post #1 of 26 Old 09-04-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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How to remove Rear Headrest GC 2014

Just purchased a new Grand Cherokee 2014, the rear headrest prevents me from putting in our child seats into the rear seat. Saw similar posts on other years and models. But they seem to keep changing the method to release the rear headrest.

I'm at the dealership now and they have no idea how to remove them (embarrassing for Glenn E Thomas here in SoCal). So I'm on my own on how to get the car seats in, they are just too high and pivot on the headrest which is very unsafe.

Any videos, pictures or diagrams would really help.

Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 26 Old 09-04-2013, 06:34 PM
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I can't answer your question, but is the clearance still an issue if you recline the rear seats? I don't mean to be obvious but you didn't mention that...
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post #3 of 26 Old 09-04-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply. If I recline the seat and force it down it just fights under the headrest but puts a lot of pressure on the headrest and seat. Not to mention my kids are too reclined to function for long trip, upset kids mean upset parents :-)
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The Google is your friend. This should help.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/h...seats-1317610/

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post #5 of 26 Old 09-05-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the link, I had already found that. Its seems Jeep uses a different method for each model and frequently change it by year. So the previous videos, photos, diagrams that have been shared to not apply to the 2014 Grand Cherokee.

If anyone know how to do this for the 2014 GC (maybe the 2013 would be the same too), please share.

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post #6 of 26 Old 09-05-2013, 10:56 AM
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Good question - I was fiddling with mine this past weekend and could not for the life of me get them to move.
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Bump.

I can't be the only GC owner with a child seat.
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Maybe this will help:
There are one of the ring clips on each rear headrest, grab a small pick and pull it around the plastic cover and it slides off.
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Well I was able to figure it out. There is a metal clip that has to be removed. Fold the rear sear forward to give yourself better access and get a small flathead screw driver.

Still can't believe the dealership doesn't know how to do this. Many child seats can not be installed correctly with the head rest in place. Hope someone from Jeep reads these forums.

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Still can't believe the dealership doesn't know how to do this. Many child seats can not be installed correctly with the head rest in place. Hope someone from Jeep reads these forums.
You meant they don't read the owners or service manual either ?

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Once you remove the headrest, does that leave the two rods holding the head rest up in the air?

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You meant they don't read the owners or service manual either ?
Where is it in the owners manual? Yes it leaves two rods.
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You meant they don't read the owners or service manual either ?
"The outboard headrests are not removable."

Page 159, 2014 Grand Cherokee Owners Manual, download for free at jeep.com.
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"The outboard headrests are not removable."

Page 159, 2014 Grand Cherokee Owners Manual, download for free at jeep.com.
Actually, they are removable, just not in a user friendly way.

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