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    Front passenger headrest removal?

    In order to put a 1.95m x 0.65m package in 16reg car I have to put front seat down fully but found the headrest doesn't come out completely, so the package would be resting on it meaning its too close to me. Is there no way to remove it completely?

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    I have never noticed on a Golf 7 but all the rest have a catch you press in on one strut for each restraint.
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    I had the same problem in my Golf SV a few weeks ago, and ended up having to put a long thin box upright on the armrest between the front seats. I couldn't see anyway to remove the headrest either... and wondered if I should have chosen the front-folding front seat option after all
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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Your car spec says 0.

    On mine you press the catch and it pulls up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    On mine you press the catch and it pulls up.
    Not on mine.
    The two chrome stems go into two black plastic collars. It appears that these two collars have to be raised slightly to enable a flat blade screwdriver to press a spring loaded clip (one on each stem!!) and I would suspect these clips both need to be held in which would entail a willing assistant pulling the headrest out.
    This seems to be a bit OTT for such a simple task and someone correct me if I am wrong.
    A two man job to remove a headrest VW?? Some sort of safety feature?
    Now this has hurt my neck and not advisable for a pensioner on a Sunday morning.
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