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Old February 3rd, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Re-trim hiccups

Well, I am installing the re-trim ( exmoor ) kit . I did the seat bottoms in no time but can't for the life of me , get out the Head rest

Any suggestions?

Also for those who did this, how much of a pita was the back part of the seat? Seat in or out?

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Old February 3rd, 2011, 11:21 PM
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I've done all the seat bottoms on my trucks, and a couple seat backs as well. I would definately remove the whole seat assembly to work on the seat backs. It could probably be done in the truck, but I found it so much easier to work with on my workbench. I didn't find it much of a PITA at all. Personally, I found re-installing the rubber retention strip on the seat bottoms to be much more annoying.

Most of my headrests pulled out with just a little pressure. I recall one that had to be extricated with a rubber mallet. There is a small plastic coated wire in the frame that holds the headrest in place with friction. I'm guessing yours is just tight. It should pop out with a little persuasion.

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Old February 3rd, 2011, 11:24 PM
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Mike, I guess it is time to use the Precision Tool

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Old February 3rd, 2011, 11:31 PM
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Exmoor has a couple of videos on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/user/exmoortrim. I think you may be looking for http://www.youtube.com/user/exmoortr.../0/yKCC1uZssZ0. Look about the 6:25 mark.

Sorry, just re-read. Thought you were asking about retrim the headrest, not removing it from the seat.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 11:41 PM
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since you are replace the covers anyway.. cut an access hole in the back. spray some penetrating oil (WD40) and hit it with a hammer from below.

------ Follow up post added February 3rd, 2011 11:43 PM ------

i just did this too. seat out for sure. seat will come on in 2 minutes. held in place by 4 bolts.
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since you are replace the covers anyway.. cut an access hole in the back. spray some penetrating oil (WD40) and hit it with a hammer from below.

------ Follow up post added February 3rd, 2011 11:43 PM ------

i just did this too. seat out for sure. seat will come on in 2 minutes. held in place by 4 bolts.

Just do not forget to put the 4 little spacers back in place. Your seat will not slide/adjust very well without those.

Mike Coleman is right on, take it out of the truck.

Gus, take your skirt off and just pull the headrest out, stop being soooo gentle....
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The backs are pretty easy. The biggest issue I had was getting the new headrest cover on like i wanted them. They will come out of the seat, just yank really hard.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:05 AM
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The problem I have with the exmoor is that the headrest wont go down all the way. So that when you place the tonaeu over it shortens the material to reach the snaps on the dash. (sorry for the highjack)
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