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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-09-2014, 01:10 PM
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The headrests are also "active" in that they move and adjust angles in the event of a collision. Maybe this feature is why they're not manually adjustable?
Would this explain why the front-seat ones don't seem to be removable?

Most other cars, you push that little button that allows the height adjustment, and they'll slip all the way out.

Is there a way to make that happen in the Cherokee? HPH
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I don't know about the Cherokee, but in a lot of modern cars, if you press back on the headrest, the lumbar area of the seat pushes forward. I think it's to push you tighter against the seatbelt in the event of a crash. If you could alter the angle, that would change how it pressed the seat out.
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i think the medal of the headrest goes down into the seat back. if you get rear ended you go back into the seat and push the medal bar which in turn moves the headrest forward to protect you.
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Who told me the front headrests could be taken right out of the seat? I can't get mine out. I thought it was because they were hitting the roof but I angled the seat back back and they don't come out. Am I missing something? Those two little buttons don't do it.

I'd like to take the back ones out and leave them out. The only person back there is the dog and he doesn't use them.

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Well, he should! And the seat belt, too!

Seriously, I'm in the same boat -- I want to remove the front ones, but just for a minute. I promise to put 'em back. Anyone have any ideas? HPH

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Ha! Figured it out!

First, though, a disclaimer from the Owner's Manual:

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NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either
of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized
dealer.
OK, here's the trick:

The push button to lower the headrests is on the plastic bezel around one of the two chrome pillars; on the other bezel is another button, which doesn't look like a button but is. Use the tip of a finger on one hand (or a real key, or something) to push this pseudo-button in and the other hand to push the obvious button that lowers the headrests on the other pillar. Then use your other hand to pull the headrest out. (Really, it works, although the hand thing is a challenge.)

The front seats have to be reclined for this to work on them (the headrests hit the headliner before they're out). I didn't try this on the back-seat ones, but I bet they work the same.

Whew! Now back to something more productive. HPH
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Ha! Figured it out!

First, though, a disclaimer from the Owner's Manual:

OK, here's the trick:

The push button to lower the headrests is on the plastic bezel around one of the two chrome pillars; on the other bezel is another button, which doesn't look like a button but is. Use the tip of a finger on one hand (or a real key, or something) to push this pseudo-button in and the other hand to push the obvious button that lowers the headrests on the other pillar. Then use your other hand to pull the headrest out. (Really, it works, although the hand thing is a challenge.)

The front seats have to be reclined for this to work on them (the headrests hit the headliner before they're out). I didn't try this on the back-seat ones, but I bet they work the same.

Whew! Now back to something more productive. HPH
LOL, I'm pretty sure you must have one more hand than I do but I'll give it a try tomorrow.

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I think the headrest work/are comfortable if you sit with a slouch. If you have good posture the seat into headrest transition is NOT comfortable.

I usually wear my hair up and the seating configuration makes me take my hair down every time I get in the vehicle. (with my hair up my neck would be extra unsafe).

Does anyone know how to remove the headrest on the drivers seat??? I want to flip it around (i push the button, as if i were trying to remove the headrest, but it seems to get stuck at the very top).
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it would be a pain to have to put it back in everytime you had a passenger.
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