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fmsmitty 09-06-2007 12:57 PM

back seat head rests
 
I was looking out my rear view mirror the other day and was thinking....I sure could see a lot more back there if those annoying head rests were gone. Then I remembered that they are part of the fold flat rear seat mechanism on the JK Unimited (not sure if there are head rests on the JK backseat). So I looked and couldn't find any easy way to remove them.

Has anybody tried to remove their rear head rests yet? I'm assuming it won't be in the owner's manual.

ezio350 09-06-2007 01:27 PM

I hear you, I dont think there is an easy way to remove them on the 4 doors. I couldnt figure an easy way to do so. We did remove them on my wife's 2 door, that was a cake....

whiteyj 09-06-2007 02:34 PM

Torch? Bolt cutters? The spare parts pile begins...........:flipoff:

Jase 09-06-2007 06:42 PM

You can remove the headrest and still have the medal prongs there.. is that an option for you?

Jase 09-06-2007 06:47 PM

I also read that you can release the seat enough for the headrests to fold back, and then use bungy cords to strap them down to the childseat anchor points. That way, if you do have passengers back there, you still have the headrests.. remember they are a safety feature and should be there if you have passengers in the back.

Gary1129 09-07-2007 12:40 PM

Dont know on the four doors but I agree I took mine off on my 2 door the day I got it.......g

Jase 09-07-2007 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Gary1129 (Post 132722)
Dont know on the four doors but I agree I took mine off on my 2 door the day I got it.......g

From what I've read, the 4-doors' headrests do not come out like they do on the 2-doors. When the seats are flipped forward, the headrests flip backwards.

fmsmitty 09-07-2007 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 132289)
Torch? Bolt cutters? The spare parts pile begins...........:flipoff:

Sounds like the best option so far.... :)

Maybe that release and strap down trick will work for me.

Rex 09-09-2007 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Jase (Post 132397)
. remember they are a safety feature and should be there if you have passengers in the back.

Unless of course your passenger is Isadora Duncan...see how many of you old schoolers recognize that name :eek:

fmsmitty 09-10-2007 10:36 AM

Isadora Duncan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rex (Post 133722)
Unless of course your passenger is Isadora Duncan...see how many of you old schoolers recognize that name :eek:

Hadn't ever heard of her before but I looked it up. What an awful way to go!

mike79 09-10-2007 04:29 PM

that was pretty bad

Gary1129 09-11-2007 07:39 PM

If ya remove the seat cover you can remove the whole sub-assembly that the headrests sit on(posts etc)..........one of the guys replaced a defective seat cover today:)

fmsmitty 09-11-2007 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gary1129 (Post 134844)
If ya remove the seat cover you can remove the whole sub-assembly that the headrests sit on(posts etc)..........one of the guys replaced a defective seat cover today:)

I'll give that a try. My main back seat passengers won't need those head rests for a while. :p


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