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      08-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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rear headrest removal

Hey guys,

I can't figure out how to remove the rear center headrest in the E90. Does anyone have any pics or tips of removal? I got the impression that it was easily removed by pulling it up, but apparently there must be some bolt that's holding it in place.
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      08-30-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Surprised no one chimed in yet. Pull it up until it reaches its maximum point. Then at the base of the headrest that's attached to the seat, you'll see a sort of notched plastic piece that you push in while removing the headrest.

Similar to the piece to the bottom right seen here:
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      08-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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Surprised no one chimed in yet. Pull it up until it reaches its maximum point. Then at the base of the headrest that's attached to the seat, you'll see a sort of notched plastic piece that you push in while removing the headrest.

Similar to the piece to the bottom right seen here:
just pull really hard? sucker won't budge.
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If they are active head restraints there may be another procedure to remove them. But I'd guess that the rears are not AHR's.

See here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193886
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just pull really hard? sucker won't budge.
I press that button at the base of the metal piece that's plastic. Then pull simultaneously, but yeah... pretty hard the first time.

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He said REAR not fronts!

I can't get my rear center headrest off either even though my owner's manual says you can remove it, just not height adjustable.
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He said REAR not fronts!

I can't get my rear center headrest off either even though my owner's manual says you can remove it, just not height adjustable.
yeah, I still can't figure it out....
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Got it out tonight

Best way is to just pop the plastic trim ring off the passenger side, then release the C-clip and you can pull it off easily.
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Got it out tonight

Best way is to just pop the plastic trim ring off the passenger side, then release the C-clip and you can pull it off easily.
gonna need pics
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Pull up really hard!
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Pull up really hard!
i swear, if I do this and I punch myself in the head with my headrest, I'm coming after you..
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Pull up really hard!
i swear, if I do this and I punch myself in the head with my headrest, I'm coming after you..
Wear a paintball mask and you'll be fine.
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REMOVE C-clip - forgot to take pics but this is the result

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