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Unread 07-13-2009, 08:13 AM   #1
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Remove rear seat headrest

I'm trying to get two forward facing child car seats in a 2006 Grand Cherokee. The problem I'm running into is the headrests on the back seat. They angle forward which hits the top of the car seat and causes it to lean forward also. I'd like to remove the headrests which looks like I need to remove the seat upholstery to get the brackets out of the seat. Has anyone done this before? Is removing the upholstery something that is simple to do or am I asking for trouble?

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Unread 07-13-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...light=headrest
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Unread 07-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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Here's a site which shows what to do. http://www.justanswer.com/jeep/3wiuy...-cherokee.html

The 80B6F0A7 drawing on that site is looking at the passenger-side rear of the seat, looking forward. (It looks like the front part of the seat/head rest.)

The place where Mark is showing the small flat blade being inserted, on my 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo is a lower piece/section of the "ring". I can press it inward with a finger if I also press down on the padding/fabric.

Maybe because mine is a Laredo there is also a rather large wide knob on the lower side of the rear part of the head rest. It has triangle on it "pointing" up. If I move it up the top of the head rest will tip forward allowing the head rest to remain on the seat back and clear the tipped forward seat portion so the seat back lays flat.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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It has to be the dumbest design ever. I had to move my daughter to the middle when she graduated to a front facing seat! By the time my son came along we now have a different "family" car.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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Here's a site which shows what to do. http://www.justanswer.com/jeep/3wiuy...-cherokee.html

The 80B6F0A7 drawing on that site is looking at the passenger-side rear of the seat, looking forward. (It looks like the front part of the seat/head rest.)

The place where Mark is showing the small flat blade being inserted, on my 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo is a lower piece/section of the "ring". I can press it inward with a finger if I also press down on the padding/fabric.

Maybe because mine is a Laredo there is also a rather large wide knob on the lower side of the rear part of the head rest. It has triangle on it "pointing" up. If I move it up the top of the head rest will tip forward allowing the head rest to remain on the seat back and clear the tipped forward seat portion so the seat back lays flat.
This is only for a WJ though - we need one for a WK.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 03:25 AM   #6
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I thought I had some pics, but I can't find them right now.
However, if you look at the rear of the headrest where it is connected to the seat, you will see two discs. There is a small vertical slit in each disc that you can stick a standard screwdriver into and hit a detent. Apply a little pressure and pull up on the headrest. Do that to each and the headrests will come off. I hope that makes sence?!

I'll keep looking for those pics...
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Oh I found one!!!

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I found out that on my 2000GC the knob is moved a bit and it allows the headrest to tilt forward getting it enough out of the way to tilt the backrest forward and it slides past the seat when raised against the back of the front seats. It isn't obvious until you've done it once.
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