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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!
 

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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. :(
 

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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.

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.

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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="http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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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.
 
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