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post #16 of 23 Old 01-23-2012, 05:49 PM
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If you unhook the clip, will the headrest still lock into the up position if you choose?

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post #17 of 23 Old 01-23-2012, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by sheetszone View Post
If you unhook the clip, will the headrest still lock into the up position if you choose?
It locks back up in the upright position, you just do it manually instead of the spring (that you unclipped from the headrest post) doing it for you.
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post #20 of 23 Old 04-23-2012, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Greenway View Post
Just got done doing this. Once I had this piece off I took a dremel to the bolts holding the arms on vs cutting the arms themselves. It was a serious PITA but the seats do not have a soft spot in the padding once you mount the plate back on.
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post #21 of 23 Old 10-11-2013, 12:34 PM
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Take apart at the bottom

Thanks for the directions and pictures. But I need one important point of clarification.
You write "Take apart at the bottom." How do I do this? It feels like there's a metal bar in there that might slide? Or unclip? I don't want to get too aggressive and break it ... but I REALLY want those headrest poles gone! Thanks in advance.


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.[/QUOTE]
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post #22 of 23 Old 09-29-2014, 05:22 PM
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i just removed mine completely, as per Greenway's instructions. your writeup was accurate and very helpful. thanks!

however, I found it easier to take the seat covers off (zipper on the side), so I could see WTF I was doing.

main reason I did it: I bought the 4-door version for the extra storage space when the seats are folded. LOTS of room!
the headrests got in the way for the pop-up shade shelter (which now goes flush across the back of the two front seats)
with the popup shade filling the gaps between the front seat and the folded down rear: there are no holes for the dog to fall into !
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post #23 of 23 Old 09-29-2014, 05:40 PM
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Thanx everso to the great jeep god in the sky, (Chrysler think tank)--

They finally improved the abomination that the 2008 rear head rests were--whatta job-to remove them guys !


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