Rear Seat Headrest Won't lock Up - Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum
New Member Section Drop in, say Hi and meet the community

 3Likes
  • 2 Post By CP07
  • 1 Post By Big Blue
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 261, Level: 5 Points: 261, Level: 5 Points: 261, Level: 5
Level up: 22% Level up: 22% Level up: 22%
Activity: 15% Activity: 15% Activity: 15%
 
CZHipster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 140,045
Posts: 12
Garage
Rear Seat Headrest Won't lock Up

I have found a couple of threads here that deal with the second row seat headrest. My problem is that my driver's side third row headrest will not lock in the upright position. It remains folded even when the seat itself is locked in position. I would like to get a good look at the internals, but I am trying not to break all of the plastic connectors. Has anyone taken pics of the seat disassembly? Anyone solve this issue. It is a small issue, but it is making my crazy! Thanks!
CZHipster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 01:11 PM
Member
Points: 1,195, Level: 18 Points: 1,195, Level: 18 Points: 1,195, Level: 18
Level up: 95% Level up: 95% Level up: 95%
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Oldham, England
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 3.0L CRD
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 120000
Posts: 82
Hi
I had this problem.

A simple fix worth a try is running some very thin oil down the metal 'poles'of the headrest. the problem seems to be that counter balance weights on the mechanism stick either over time or due to lack of use (my third row spends most of the time down) so lubricating them can solve it.

i took the back off mine before i found that out.
jeep5253 and Big Blue like this.
CP07 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 01:38 PM
Senior Member
Points: 59,678, Level: 100 Points: 59,678, Level: 100 Points: 59,678, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 50% Activity: 50% Activity: 50%
 
jeep5253's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Posts: 14,912
Quote:
Originally Posted by CP07 View Post
Hi
I had this problem.

A simple fix worth a try is running some very thin oil down the metal 'poles'of the headrest. the problem seems to be that counter balance weights on the mechanism stick either over time or due to lack of use (my third row spends most of the time down) so lubricating them can solve it.

i took the back off mine before i found that out.
That's good info, @CP07 ! I've been here 13 years and that is something I've never seen here before.

.

2006 Steel Blue 5.7L HEMI Limited 4x4 Build Date: June 9, 2006 Hour 14
Interior: Dark Slate/Light Graystone with Saddle Brown Leather Seats
Quadra-Drive II, NAV, DVD, Trailer Tow Group IV, Off-Road Group II, Remote Start, UConnect, Rear Backup Camera, Chrome Wheels,
Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, Daytime Running Lights enabled, 2" Rough Country Lift with 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler AT/S
jeep5253 is online now  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 03:28 PM
DC-
Junior Member
Points: 259, Level: 5 Points: 259, Level: 5 Points: 259, Level: 5
Level up: 18% Level up: 18% Level up: 18%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Boston
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
4WD
If 4WD - system: QT-II
Current Mileage: 115k
Posts: 1
This happened to me and I just made sure the handle to pull the seat down was fully in its original position and the headrest then was able to lock in place.
DC- is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 04:43 PM
Super Moderator
Points: 24,692, Level: 95 Points: 24,692, Level: 95 Points: 24,692, Level: 95
Level up: 35% Level up: 35% Level up: 35%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
 
Big Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: East Coast of Florida; Proud to have served.
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2008
Trim Package: Sport
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
4WD
If 4WD - system: QT-II
Current Mileage: 101,200
Posts: 5,668
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by DC- View Post
This happened to me and I just made sure the handle to pull the seat down was fully in its original position and the headrest then was able to lock in place.
Thanks @DC-; Since you finally decided to post after 6 months, why don't you take a moment to post a new member introduction?
DC- likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Big Blue; 10-16-2019 at 04:49 PM.
Big Blue is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 261, Level: 5 Points: 261, Level: 5 Points: 261, Level: 5
Level up: 22% Level up: 22% Level up: 22%
Activity: 15% Activity: 15% Activity: 15%
 
CZHipster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 140,045
Posts: 12
Garage
Thank you very much for this advice. I had thought lubrication might be part of the issue but wasn't able to figure out what to grease. I did sort of willy-nilly spray some WD-40 in there to see what would happen to no avail. I'm going to give this a try and see if I can come up it's the same result you did. Thank you very very much.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CP07 View Post
Hi
I had this problem.

A simple fix worth a try is running some very thin oil down the metal 'poles'of the headrest. the problem seems to be that counter balance weights on the mechanism stick either over time or due to lack of use (my third row spends most of the time down) so lubricating them can solve it.

i took the back off mine before i found that out. <img src="https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
CZHipster is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 02:46 PM
Member
Points: 1,195, Level: 18 Points: 1,195, Level: 18 Points: 1,195, Level: 18
Level up: 95% Level up: 95% Level up: 95%
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Oldham, England
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 3.0L CRD
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 120000
Posts: 82
WD40 is more of a moisture repellant - but i have used it a lube and penetrating fluid myself in the past. extra thin (low SAE number) lock oil might do it? advantge with WD though is that a small straw can sometime be attached to the aerosol nozzle to make it easier to direct the flow.
CP07 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum > Jeep Commander Discussion > New Member Section

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome