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Unread 10-26-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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I have a limited and I can't stand the headrests for the driver and front passenger. I perfer the full style like the ones in the back. I'm not very tall and they just don't sit right on my head. Does anyone know if you can buy different headrests for the front. ?

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Unread 10-26-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
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I haven't seen anything on those. You might just check out an upholstery shop, shouldn't be too spendy.
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Unread 10-26-2006, 08:40 PM   #3
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That's interesting, could you describe what the problem is? In Europe the rear headrests are the same as the front ones... I was hoping for this on my Compass.

Are they just uncomfortable?

The only alternative is to take it to a custom house to reupholster.

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Unread 10-27-2006, 03:46 AM   #4
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My Mother-in-Law likes them, she uses them as an assist handle for getting in and out. She's 85.

Geo,

In Europe are the fronts solid or open? If solid, maybe SpeedRysher can get them from the dealer.
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Unread 10-27-2006, 08:11 AM   #5
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Who uses the headrests while driving?

Maybe you could get a set of headrests from another vehicle with the same mounts.
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Unread 10-27-2006, 12:55 PM   #6
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The European ones are just like the fronts on the NA models, but they also have the rear middle passenger one. I'll see someday what Canadian models will offer.

Kev, as far as I know, "headrests" sounds like something to sleep on while driving. My understanding is they are intended to stop your neck from snapping from a front or rear end collision.

I have a picture on file, but not able to post it yet.. The same as the front "hollow" on the two rear seats, and a small solid on in the middle.

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Unread 10-27-2006, 01:28 PM   #7
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My thoughts are that they are hollow in the front to reduce the blind spottiness of big headrests.

I don’t know if it really works ‘cause I’ve never actually tried to look through it. Maybe I did and didn’t notice…which could mean that it succeeds in doing what it was designed to.

Just a guess.
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Unread 10-27-2006, 01:36 PM   #8
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My thoughts are that they are hollow in the front to reduce the blind spottiness of big headrests.

I don’t know if it really works ‘cause I’ve never actually tried to look through it. Maybe I did and didn’t notice…which could mean that it succeeds in doing what it was designed to.

Just a guess.
I was taking notes on that this morning. The front hollow ones don't really make for much of a blind spot because you're looking sideways at the passenger side. Without anybody in the rear seats you could gain a little bit of visibility if they where hollow like the fronts. Not much, but a little bit, and the solid ones still don't block directly behind you.
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Unread 10-27-2006, 03:39 PM   #9
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I have a limited and I can't stand the headrests for the driver and front passenger. I perfer the full style like the ones in the back. I'm not very tall and they just don't sit right on my head. Does anyone know if you can buy different headrests for the front. ?
I was wondering what others think of the headrests, are they comfortable, uncomfortable, in the way, OK, etc...

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Unread 10-27-2006, 04:18 PM   #10
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The European ones are just like the fronts on the NA models, but they also have the rear middle passenger one. I'll see someday what Canadian models will offer.
The headrests on the Canadian models are the same as the picture Gramps posted. No middle rear headrest.

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Unread 10-27-2006, 05:22 PM   #11
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Head restraints: as long as they prevent whiplash, don't create blind spots and blend with the interior I think that they are fine just as they are. To me, they are a non issue, maybe more important to others.

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Unread 10-28-2006, 05:23 AM   #12
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I don't see why you couldn't order the other headrests from Chrysler, Im sure you could even get them in the same color.
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Unread 10-28-2006, 10:16 AM   #13
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For me the headsets aren't comfortable but I don’t really use them so that don't bothers me.
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Unread 10-28-2006, 08:03 PM   #14
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i dont have a poblem with them at all... but i wonder what drivers out there are sitting funny having their heads resting on the "head rest". i have driven all over the us (in the military) and the only time i see people doin that is when they are sleepin in a rest stop or sleeping while driving.
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Unread 11-05-2006, 08:06 AM   #15
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What I noticed about the headrest is it's angle. It seems tilted too far forward and I couldn't adjust it. I didn't find it uncomfortable. Just noticed it when I lifted my head to check out the headliner material.
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