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Unread 01-21-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Headrest removal for rear seats?

Does anyone know how to remove the rear seat headrests on the 2012? I知 assuming that it痴 the same for all years though. I知 trying to get a dog seat cover on and need to remove them. I tried using the wonderful search engine this forum has but keep coming up empty.


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Unread 01-21-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Lol i was stuck on this too... Theres actually 2 buttons on each headrest that you have to push. The one button is hard to find/see but its there. Push them both and they pull right out. This is on a 2011...
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Unread 01-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Ok thanks. It is so hard to even get a peek inside the slit to see anything but now that I know there is actually something to do inside I値l give it a harder try.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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Ok thanks. It is so hard to even get a peek inside the slit to see anything but now that I know there is actually something to do inside I’ll give it a harder try.
Should have noted that the buttons are right by the headrest posts. Get to typing on this phone and touch screen i make so many mistakes and gotta retype stuff i leave stuff out the 6th time i type it lol
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Unread 01-22-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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You mean like this?

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Working on a way to do it without taking the cover off now
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Unread 01-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #6
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I'm not gonna say it's easy. But it's not that hard to do. Reach under the headrest there are two little spring clips.

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Push from the front on both at the same time. Pull headrest.
Then fold seat. ( Watch out for the posts from where the headrest was......) Take apart at the bottom and unclip the foam from the back of the seat. Push the cover under the seat, and put seat back upright. Pull the cover and foam from the front so that you can put your arm in ( not comfortable) and with a 5/16 gear wrench ( use a gear wrench please they r long bolts. ) reach all the way up and about 4 inches below the posts for the headrests are the two bolts. Take them out....(not fun) pull the headrest off and back down through the front of the seat. You have the unclip the wire from the bottom side where the fold and tumble thing is. Then fold the seat again and undo it from the back. And you have no more headrest in the way.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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Thank you Greenway for that write-up, very informative.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 04:03 PM   #9
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Welcome I been wanting them gone for a while figured today was the day. Plus I took the top off and road down to the beach seeing as it's over 80 here today
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...Plus I took the top off and road down to the beach seeing as it's over 80 here today
80, what the hell, do you live down by the equator or what?
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I don't live here. I live in Georgia. But I'm in corpus Christi Texas for a couple more months
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Does this work for the pre-11 JKs?
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I don't know mine is a 12
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Unread 01-23-2012, 07:01 AM   #14
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an easier way to get them out of the way temporarily is to fold the seat flat, and then as you set the seat back to the upright position, hold the headrest back with your hand. Then get a bungee or rope, and tie it to the loop behind the seat. That keeps it out of your way and it's still useful if you have a passenger at a later date.
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There is also a way where you can unclip the spring that raises the headrest from the folded down position. You can see it, I think on the right post when looking at it from the rear cargo area. It's black and you can unclip it with needle nose pliers and it's way better than the bungy thing. Ripping the whole thing out is better unless you fear whiplash.
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