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Old 12-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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JKU rear headrest take off

Does anyone know how to take off rear headrest for better visibility?

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Old 12-19-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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If they are the same as a 2 door, it is as easy as putting your thumb and finger underneath the headrest, pinching the tab at the base of the two posts in and lifting up. Mine came up one click first which made things easier, then they popped right off. The view has greatly improved.

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Old 12-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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have you seen this thread (and there are more) ?

JKU Backseat Headrest Spring Removal Write-Up
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:57 PM   #4
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I just did the spring release on the rear headrests on my '14 JKU . Took me about 10 minutes total to find the springs (4 total, one on each headrest post) and release them. Working as described.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:06 AM   #5
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Don't forget that headrests are a safety feature. They stop your head from snapping back (or off) after it whiplashes back in a head-on collision.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:00 AM   #6
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I just leave the backseats down or use a bungie cord to keep the headrests pulled down.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:50 AM   #7
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I took mine completely off. It's not hard but it's a pain to do.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:41 AM   #8
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Don't forget that headrests are a safety feature. They stop your head from snapping back (or off) after it whiplashes back in a head-on collision.
That's what I like about the spring release method, you can flip them back for the most of the time, or snap them up in position when someone is riding back there (seldom, but it happens).
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:05 AM   #9
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That's what I like about the spring release method, you can flip them back for the most of the time, or snap them up in position when someone is riding back there (seldom, but it happens).
Same here, that's why I did the spring mod, I can easily leave the one behind my sons car sea down, and flip either or both up when people ride back there.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:47 AM   #10
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I did this mod to mine and it is amazing the difference in visibility from the rear view mirror. Easy to do and easy to reverse if you would want to.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #11
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+1, the spring mod should be the first thing you do to a new JKU. Huge improvement in visibility, and no loss of safety.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:04 PM   #12
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This is sooo much better, thanks. We have only had the jeep a few days but the visbility has been bugging my wife. She has just left the seats down but that wasn't ideal, they can rub on the front seats and can't recline all the way etc. A few of those spring were stubborn, hopefully they stay put.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:40 PM   #13
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Jeep should design rear headrests that extend (like many 3rd row seats in vans and SUVs)
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:08 PM   #14
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+ 1,000,000 on the spring mod. I did mine the second day of ownership. A must do that is easily reversible and does exactly what you want it to do.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:57 PM   #15
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Did the spring release with zip ties in case you ever want to hook them back to stock. Also did the rear tire delete and plate relocate. Talk about visibility..........it's like a new rig.......
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WOW! Wish I had seen this hack months ago. Less than 5 minutes with a pair of pliers, screwdriver, and 4 zip ties; it's like the rear window doubled in size! THANKS!

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