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How do you replace a car headrest?

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The method used for replacing a headrest varies depending on the how the headrest is mounted in the vehicle. Usually, the headrest slides off its mount, which leaves room for another to slide into place.

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If the headrest is connected by a single post, simply press the button to loosen and remove it. Follow the steps below to complete the process.

  1. Find the button
  2. Lift the headrest to its highest position and find the button that holds it in place. Press and hold the button.

  3. Remove the headrest
  4. While holding the button, slide the headrest up and out of the seat.

  5. Slide the new headrest into place
  6. Slide the new headrest straight down into place. An audible clicking sound occurs when the headrest is seated properly.

Headrests that are secured by two posts are slightly more difficult to remove, but they are mounted in much the same way as those secured by a single post. Follow the steps below to replace a headrest with two posts.

    Lift the headrest up

    Lift the headrest to its highest position. Look for the button at the junction of the seat and the headrest. Press and hold this button.

  1. Remove the headrest
  2. While holding the button, slide the headrest straight up until it clears the posts.

  3. Add the new headrest
  4. Slide the new headrest into place.

If the top of the seat does not have a button, use a jeweler's screwdriver to press the small slots located at the bases of the posts. This frees the headrest for easy removal.

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