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Old 10-06-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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How to remove rear headrests??

2013 Sahara unlimited owner here, the headrests are huge and bulky and limit my vision. I've taken off the front seaters, they come right off, but is there a way to remove the rear headrests?? They fold 90degrees reverse because of the lay flat seats but has anyone else done this? Advice please, thank you WF!!

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Old 10-06-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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I just pulled the springs so they can stay down. You can still pull them up when you have back seat passengers. There's tons of threads on this already.

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Old 10-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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you have to push in on little tabs on both sides IIRC
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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you have to push in on little tabs on both sides IIRC
yes both. I thought it was only on one of the post holes and i ripped the other one clean out
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yes both. I thought it was only on one of the post holes and i ripped the other one clean out
hulk smash!
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hulk smash!
basically lmao. I was pissed too. Now when i look at my rear view i see one little post higher than the other lol
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Tab and Tweak, I don't think you are thinking of the right seats. Here's a pic. I think digdug is onto the solution, but can anyone please provide a link? There's a lot of info on this site. Appreciate the help all!
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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I understand that the headrests are completely removable on the 2-door. On the JKU, you can remove the headrests, but the posts stay attached to the seat (unless you want to tear into the seat assembly).



In the past, I've dropped the seats so that the headrest will flip back, then hooked a bungee from the headrest post down to the hook on the back of the seat. You you can also unhook the spring that flips them up (like DigDug mentioned).
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Tab and Tweak, I don't think you are thinking of the right seats. Here's a pic. I think digdug is onto the solution, but can anyone please provide a link? There's a lot of info on this site. Appreciate the help all!
There's a spring on each side that once unhooked will allow you to keep the headrests down but still put them up if you want. Do a search on this forum for "headrest" and you will most likely find it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:29 AM   #10
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Back bastards are bunged down for now. Well see what happens to them when the week okoles show up. I just might saw em off
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I just pulled the springs so they can stay down. You can still pull them up when you have back seat passengers. There's tons of threads on this already.
This is the solution I did as well and it works perfect.
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I understand that the headrests are completely removable on the 2-door. On the JKU, you can remove the headrests, but the posts stay attached to the seat (unless you want to tear into the seat assembly).



In the past, I've dropped the seats so that the headrest will flip back, then hooked a bungee from the headrest post down to the hook on the back of the seat. You you can also unhook the spring that flips them up (like DigDug mentioned).
Just watched the video...when she removed the rears, the bars were still sticking up in the air, then they were gone...where did they go? I want to get rid of mine, it makes road trips annoying because the front seats dont recline 100% because of the rear headrests if the rear seats are folded.
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This is the solution I did as well and it works perfect.
I did the spring mod too. Excellent.
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Keep in mind removing those headrests will be legal issues for you later on if you get into an accident and occupants in those seats get whiplash from the missing headrests. It's your call but I guarantee the insurance company that investigates it won't pay out the money if they find out those headrests were removed. Not to mention those being whiplashed could sue you too. Just some thoughts I had. If no one ever sits back there, then by all means...
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Keep in mind removing those headrests will be legal issues for you later on if you get into an accident and occupants in those seats get whiplash from the missing headrests. It's your call but I guarantee the insurance company that investigates it won't pay out the money if they find out those headrests were removed. Not to mention those being whiplashed could sue you too. Just some thoughts I had. If no one ever sits back there, then by all means...
This is why I went the spring removal method. My sons car seat needed the headrest out of the way to fit properly. With the springs pulled I can keep it down while his seat is in, then if someone rides back there, swing it up and into place. I did both headrests for flexibility.
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Keep in mind removing those headrests will be legal issues for you later on if you get into an accident and occupants in those seats get whiplash from the missing headrests. It's your call but I guarantee the insurance company that investigates it won't pay out the money if they find out those headrests were removed. Not to mention those being whiplashed could sue you too. Just some thoughts I had. If no one ever sits back there, then by all means...
Which is why the spring mod is so great. When I have someone sit back there I just flip them back up.
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I want to remove mine because no one ever sits in the back and they get in the way on my trips. I would like to remove them the clean way so I can pop them back in if needed.

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