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    Head rest catch

    Probably a stupid question, but be gentle, I'm a newby

    One of the catches that you press in to remove the rear headrests has broken, so I can effectively only fold a third of the rear seat - very annoying as I'm doing the house up and need to do loads of runs to the tip/Ikea/etc.

    Are these catches easy to replace, bearing in mind I'm a bit of a numpty where these kind of things are concerned.

    Ta muchly

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    They are available from Vauxhall quite cheap (From what I remember)

    To remove them you need 2 flat blade screw drivers and slide them between the fabric and the sleeve.

    You need to sort of press them inwards and the sleeve will pull out.

    Buy the new one and you will see how its fitted.
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    Thanks mate, that sounds easy enough even for me

    I've been working on me own bikes for nigh on 25 years but, as I'm sure you can tell, I know bog-all about cars really.

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    Lee's method is the difficult way.

    One screwdriver and a torch is all that's needed.

    If you look down the centre of the sleeve, you'll see the two catches that hold it in.

    You can pull them out (normally breaking them) with a long flatblade screwdriver. Then after both clips are sorted, you can lift it all out.

    The new one just pushes in.

    IIRC the new stems are under £5 each.

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    Cheers Keif, I'll give it a go this weekend if my local dealer's got one in stock.

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    Thats sounds easier
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    If you look down the centre of the sleeve, you'll see the two catches that hold it in.
    Is that once the head rest's off? Thing is, I can't actually get it off cos the catch is broken.

    Sorry to be a numpty and ask daft questions, but we all gotta start somewhere

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    Ah that's after its out lol.

    You should be able to push the other clip and break the other top bit to remove the headrest.
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    Or just push the same flatblade screwdriver against the spring in the top of the sleeve that's holding the headrest in. Then the top's still intact for removing the sleeve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    Or just push the same flatblade screwdriver against the spring in the top of the sleeve that's holding the headrest in. Then the top's still intact for removing the sleeve.
    That's what I was hoping was possible. I'm off to Bristol Street Motors in a few minutes to see if they've got one; will report back later with results.]

    Thanks guys, your help and patience is much appreciated.

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