The Ultimate Headrest Removal Tool

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  1. codyGT

    codyGT New Member

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    Well after reading around everyone says to use a hacksaw blade or to open the seat up.

    Here is a way to do it in 30 seconds per seat. And There is no way to tear anything at all.

    Go to Menards/Lowes/Home Depot and buy some extra large zip ties. The nice beefy ones that can double as Hand Cuffs.

    Now take sand paper or a grinder to one side of a tie. Make it 1/4 of an inch.

    Now slide it right down the grove in the headrest rail and slide it down until it stops. Hold it there and push the headrest down a little as you slide it in more. Now pull up. :nice:
     
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    I'll have to give it a try. I've been wanting to get those things off so I could remove my seatbelt guides.
     
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    Seatbelt guides are the worst design ever, I thought about just cutting them off after getting the seatbelt all twisted 20 times ugggggghhhhh!!! :notnice:
     
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    I've been trying to figure out how to remove that @$%# thing.
     
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    he meant to sand the tie until it was 1/4 inch thick.
     
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    I removed the bunny ears using the bit. Holding it down with a finger and turning it with pliers. It would be much easier without the headrests. Speeking of headrests, anyone know where i can get the larger pillowy headrests that were on some of the 03's for a good price. I have the tube shaped headrest and I hate them. Or anyone know what else ford/lincoln models have interchangeable headrests.

    I don't understand the sand paper/grinder part where you said make it 1/4 inch. :shrug: :shrug:
     
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    I removed the ears usiong a torx bit from my screwdriver inside a 1/4in socket on my 1/4in drive ratchet. Took about 5 minutes to get both off.
     
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    my craftsman screwdriver bit ratchet worked fine
     
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    Take the plastic zip tie and sand it until it is close to 1/4".

    It also works best if you go under the black slider guide. Just push the top of the seat down and it's alot easier.
     
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    What size bit did you use??
     
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    I found your post just before I went absolutely postal. Just finished putting new seat covers on and was bolting seat down when I noticed I put the dang headrest on the wrong seat/ seat belt guide. So now I'm trying every imaginable thing to get the headrest off. I'm about to lose it, no wait a minute someone else had this happen to them....google. There it was it all its wonderful glory, the 30 second fix to cure my past 2 hours of anger management. I even had the zip tie handy because I work on HVAC systems and use them all the time. Trim trim on the edge of the zip tie, slide down, when the zip tie stops, slide the headrest down a little, pull up, bada boom, bada bing I like my mustang again.
    I joined this forum just to thank you. lol.
     
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