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Headrest stuck.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Blygy, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Aug 11, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Blygy

    Blygy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone gotten their rear head rests stuck in the seat.. I had pulled mine out and then re-installed them. Unfortunately either I am not as smart as I think I am or my kids messed with it but one is in backwards and it doesn't want to come out..

    Any thoughts?? I pulled as hard as I dared but no luck it is quite stuck.

    Blygy
     
  2. Aug 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    2x4. Then [​IMG]
     
  3. Aug 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    This^^^ Made me laugh! Tear that ass up!
     
  4. Aug 26, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    Blygy

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    OK.. just in case any else runs into this problem..First.. bust some ass.. even if the kids didn't do it they will fear for their lives for a bit and messing with your kids is fun sometimes.

    Second get a small flat blade screw driver and push on the slot on the inside of the head rest post that doesn't have the release button.. lift the head rest out easy peasy..

    Thanks folks..

    Bill
     
  5. Dec 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    d9lowe

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    Wish I would have seen this a few hours ago. I put one of the headrests in backwards, and could not get the thing to come back out to save my life!! Ended up using the handle of a hammer to pry it out. MAKE SURE YOU PUT IN YOUR HEADRESTS THE RIGHT WAY!!! LOL
     
  6. Feb 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    Rex Havoc

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    Am having the same problem now. Will try the screwdriver trick. Thanks for posting that!
     
  7. Feb 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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    Went outside to remove the rear headrest on my 2013 dbl cab this morning for my daughter's car seat and that sucker wouldn't budge. I pulled and pulled, nothing. Noticed it was in backwards. Called up this post and bam it's done:D

    Thanks for the post:cool:
     
  8. Feb 22, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    Executive

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    I would gladly put the headrest on my passenger seat in backwards if it would stop the incessant vibration of the passive head restraint resonating up through the headrest itself.
    I would also be happy to bust some ass on the Toyota engineer and service people who designed this system and then refuse to acknowledge that there is something wrong with it.

    Chris
     
  9. May 30, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    hypernayte

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    +1 Nice work, guys.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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    thalgott3

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    Worked like a charm. I thought that I was going to have to take the seat apart...Thank you! :eek:
     
  11. Oct 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    My first post is a big Thank You! The dealership didn't know how to do this.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    Bill thank you I did remove my headrest very easy . :) thanks alot.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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    Bill, Thank you sir! That was driving me crazy. Kids pulled mine out and put them both backwards. :cheers:
     
  14. May 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM
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    Man, I was about to take the crow bat to it, many thanks!!!
     
  15. May 28, 2014 at 3:10 AM
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    Good stuff- was driving me nuts.
     
  16. Oct 4, 2014 at 3:07 PM
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    SilverJack

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    Blygy, I owe you a beer. I stupidly put mine on backwards while messing with the seats. Tried everything short of hammer and prybar. I was actually standing on the door sill and lifting up on the thing and it wouldn't budge. I'm 6 foot 205 lbs and an ex weightlifter, so I was surprised how strong it was holding. 2 seconds with the screwdriver and it just popped out, no damage done, everything is back to normal. Thanks Mate!
     
  17. Oct 31, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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    I did this too so can't wait to get home and try the screwdriver fix.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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    I am amazed at how many people managed to put their headrests in backwards? I only say this as, there is matching fabric on the front side and carpet like material on the backside. Almost impossible to get that confused.
     
  19. Oct 31, 2014 at 3:51 PM
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    You think that screw driver trick will fix this?
    My son did this today...old dude pulled out in front of him...no injuries

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