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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Finally removed the middle headrest in the second row (only in XH Commander)

You might remember the complain of some XH (export model) owners about the middle headrest in the second row which is not removable.. finally today I took it off

To start with I took off the back cover of the middle seat looking to unscrew the headrest some how. the cover is attached by around 10 plastic clips and I managed to break some of them



Surprisingly I found the buttons which release the headrest inside !!! they look like the buttons for the front headrest.

this is the right one and easy to spot ..


closer pic for the right button ..



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The left button is totally hidden under the sponge and need some effort to reach it.






then I used screwdriver to push the two buttons and release the headrest ..

the right one..





and the left one...




and finally its out ....



Now I need to come up with a solution to cover those two holes ..... and to get new clips to put the cover back.


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For those who will try to remove that headrest,,, now after we know that the releasing buttons exist and hidden inside, I suggest to try to push the buttons without removing the cover ,,,, these pics show how you might do it.

the left one..



the right one..




This might be difficult while the headrest is in place, but avoiding removing the back cover deserve the try. you may need someone to give a hand and push the sponge down.

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Way to go Ahmed!!! Good job! Looks like a tough job there....glad you got it done. I know a lot of people will be thankful...


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i tried doing that on the outer seats. i can't get them out. i would have to tear off the foam off.
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Uh, ok,
I guess i'm a bit of a dunce on this one but,
What'cha fixin by removing the headrest?
Is it in the way of the rearview in some way?

I'm soooooo confused,
.....Rob


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i wanted to remove mine for more visibility. they really suck when you are 4 wheeling and trying to see out the back window.
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Uh, ok,
I guess i'm a bit of a dunce on this one but,
What'cha fixin by removing the headrest?
Is it in the way of the rearview in some way?

I'm soooooo confused,
.....Rob
I'm not sure if you mean me or GetLost4x4, for my case I have an additional headrest in the middle of the second row and that was badly blocking the rear view.

here is a pic of it.


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Ahmed,
The question was more towards you, but I was open to any answer.
Some of my posts should make it clear I don't offroad, at least not on purpose.
Therefore, looking backwards while driving is somewhat foreign to me.
So, the answer that GetLost4x4 and you provided, as well as your photo of the headrest, now explain to me what you're trying to accomplish and why.
So, thanks to both of you!
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