|02-15-2014 01:50 PM|
I found it easiest to just push the spring off the post with a flathead screwdriver. (Needle nose pliers couldn't quite do the job for me.) The spring has a tendency to hang partially unhooked, so be sure to shove it completely free of the post. (It can still provide tension if you don't.)
I tried removing just one spring per headrest at first, but there was still enough tension to pull the headrest back up. So it was necessary to remove them both. The springs on the inside posts of the headrests are harder to see and you have to either get into to rear compartment or slide onto the middle of the black seat to get the best look.
I love the more open view out the rear now...this really helps. Just be sure to push the headrests back up when you have riders in the back seat.
|02-02-2014 10:31 PM|
|phansson||Just did this mod, it took about 10 mins and will definitely make driving my Jeep a better experience. You just can't see out of the back with the spare tire and those headrests!|
|01-18-2014 04:58 PM|
|New2012JEEP||Maybe the spring got caught up once tension was removed, open her up|
|01-18-2014 02:43 PM|
Question: one of my backseat headrests has been locked up and no matter what I try I will not release.
Has made it impossible to put rear seat down due to front seat passenger not wanting to rest chin on dashboard.
I performed the spring sliding mod mentioned by op but still locked up.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
|01-18-2014 10:10 AM|
|JeepKenn||Thanks, OP!! Did it this morning to a 2014 JKU and its works great.|
|12-29-2013 12:23 PM|
just did it with a medium habor freight brand flathead screwdriver, took about maybe 20 mins max and it did the job !!!
To the threadstarter Thanks for figuring this mod out, easy and got those pesky headrests out of the way !!
|12-29-2013 11:08 AM|
I cant think of what vehicles i rode or driven in as of lately, but im quite certain some of them didnt have headrests for the back seats. i think its a safety standard for newer vehicles though.
oh well onto the spring removal today.
|12-29-2013 01:34 AM|
|Lusus_Naturae||^ It's kinda nice this way though, I would hate to have to store them somewhere if I needed them. Having them hang off the back hasn't gotten in the way at all.|
|12-28-2013 11:34 AM|
|donmeca2020||nice find, i might just try this today !!! sucks Jeep didn't make our backseat like the 3 door models with ease of just popping out... oh well on to this mod.|
|11-22-2013 03:10 PM|
|11-21-2013 06:07 PM|
|Flatlander21||Yep. Worked on my 2014 JKU.|
|11-21-2013 11:21 AM|
|4JeepNfun||Has anybody tried this on a 2014 JKUR yet?|
|11-18-2013 02:15 PM|
Did this mod just now. Crawled into the cargo area of the JKU, peered at it for about 5 minutes, trying to figure out how I could use the needle nose to help. Turns out my ~12" flathead driver worked like a charm. Work from the outside of each spring, pushing the end of the spring toward the back of the vehicle. Takes a lot of pressure... I also suggest wearing protective eyewear, so you don't slip and lose an eye.
Rear seat headrests folded back when not in use, easy to put up or keep down... mission accomplished!
|11-11-2013 03:12 AM|
|rgwinn||Nice mod, thanks. Will be doing this to our 2014, wife doesn't like the blocked view|
|07-21-2013 11:28 PM|
I did mine with the headrests released. It wouldn't surprise me if I'd done it the hard way!
The good news is that it was pretty easy anyway. I have a 2012 and had two springs per headrest.
This is a great mod. They lock upright when needed or lay flat out of the line of sight when not. It takes <5 minutes and costs $0! I used a large flat bladed screw driver. Piece of cake.
|07-21-2013 09:36 AM|
|07-20-2013 03:24 AM|
|Dmc1||I have not done this mod yet but was wondering. Is it easier to remove the springs with the seat up right and the head rests in the normal position or is it easier when the seat is folded down and the head rests are released? I'm talking about spring pressure and if anyone knows when the spring is "loaded" or "stretched" for those that are having trouble removing the spring. I'm doing this mod today!|
|07-19-2013 06:27 PM|
|rocklobstr13||great thank you|
|07-10-2013 04:25 PM|
|06-05-2013 08:21 PM|
People remove the rear ones when they either have no people back there or small children who would receive no benefit from them anyway.
Therefore I don't think removing the front headrests would be wise. Not sure if that is what you meant though?
|06-05-2013 08:08 PM|
|LewdDude||I was actually thinking about removing my headrests all together! I have a 2 door. I can't say as if I have ever needed a headrest in a car....|
|06-05-2013 07:57 PM|
|ibrown3005||Definitely doing this in the AM when it is light out and I cam see what I am doing.|
|04-26-2013 10:47 PM|
|SilverSport||Get er done!|
|04-26-2013 09:43 PM|
|BeanBoy79||This is on my "to do list" this weekend.|
|03-31-2013 01:37 PM|
|MTR||Did this mod to my Jeep today and it really improves how much you can see out of your rearview. I highly recommend it as there isn't a downfall since you can still lock the headrests in the upright position when you have passengers sitting in the back. All it took was a good sized flat head and about 2 minutes per side. I just leaned the rear seats forward some by pulling the loop like when you lay them flat, that way you can stand up and access the rear headrests from the rear side doors rather than climbing in the back. Many thanks to Prelud3 for figuring this out.|
|03-30-2013 09:23 PM|
|Manyskilz||maybe so....I'm only 5'5", so getting the headrests out of the way was awesome....|
|03-30-2013 09:11 PM|
|oOoYTSEJAMoOo||I'm tall and my head almost touches the ceiling. Maybe that's why it worked? 😃|
|03-30-2013 09:08 PM|
|03-30-2013 09:07 PM|
|Manyskilz||the spring still stays in place, it is just the arm or keeper that is moved out of the way.|
|03-30-2013 09:05 PM|
|truthiness||Does the spring stay in place with just the 'arm' of it repositioned per your instructions? Or when you move the spring arm, does the spring fall away and you remove it?|
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