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Help! How do I remove 2012 AC Rear Headrests?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeepinoutwest, May 6, 2012.

  1. May 6, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    jeepinoutwest

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    For those folks with a 2012 AC, the rear seats have those ungodly (fed-mandated) rear headrests? They are huge and in the way. Anyone try this? Have pictures? I did try loosening the 2 12mm bolts that are visible upon removing the rectangle plastic pop on piece just below the headrest, this did not free the headrest for removal. Heck I'd like to remove the rear seats while I'm at it too!
     
  2. May 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    i have removed every thing but them atm it all easy but the back peice
     
  3. May 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    here is all i got done so far

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    just cnt figure out how the back peice comes off
     
  4. May 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    There is a good thread on here with pics but there should be a couple of bolts if I remember right then a bunch of clips just be careful where you pull from. The thread specified not to pull from a certain are
     
  5. May 6, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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  6. May 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    thx i wll go try it now. l didnt think it was all snaps we shall see if the 12 is diffrent or not
     
  7. May 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    No problem good luck
     
  8. May 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    RickG It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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    That looks exactly like my 2010. You don't need to pull the whole panel, just the top row of clips, and you'll be able to get a 10mm socket down there. I made a couple wedges from a scrap of 2x4 to hold it away while I unbolted them.

    Worth the effort. It's like a whole different truck back there without those damn things.
     
  9. May 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Done!!! Thanks Guys. No clips broke. Looks SOOO much cleaner.
     
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