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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Spider headrests are great fun to remove.
The seat padding etc is in 4 parts, seat bottom padding, seat bottom bolsters, seat back padding and seat back bolsters if that makes sense.
To release the headrests, it's an internal job.
Take the seat out of the car - remove the 4 allen bolts holding down the seat runners and disconnect the seatbelt pretensioner wiring - I'd ensure the car has been switched off for some time before you do this ( 1hr plus ) so you don't cause any probs with the airbag ECU etc.
First release the centre flat padding of the seat back - unclip the lower edge ( long plastic fitting the full width of the seat back ) then lift the whole padded back up to reveal it's top edge fixing which is a thick wire held in place by 3 bent metal tabs on the steel seat back pan, bend them up a bit & release the centre section.
You will then see that the bolsters are held in by a similar arrangement down each side of the seat back pan, 5 tabs a side IIRC, release these.
Now you have loosened the bolsters, lift the top edge away and loosen the foam to see where the legs of the headrests come through the seat top.
There are two metal spring clips, one on each leg, unclip.
Pull headrest out.
Wipe sweat from brow.