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Lowering headrest in back seat? Easier said than done apparently!

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Old 08-28-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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Lowering headrest in back seat? Easier said than done apparently!

I just bought a 2001 Explorer Sport and love it! I really like how the back seats fold down. The only problem that neither I nor the dealer know how to fix is that the adjustable head rests in the back seats go up, but not down! There is normally a button at the base of the head rest that you push and that lowers them, but neither seat have them. I tried pushing, twisting, praying, etc., but no luck yet.

Does anyone have some suggestions as to how to get these things down? There must be a hidden button or magic spell I haven't found yet. Thanks.

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Old 08-29-2004, 01:51 AM   #2
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I have a 97, and it had me confused for a while, but on mine, you just have to push them straight down, and pretty hard, although if you tried that, the 01 sport must be different. Hope you figure it out.




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Old 08-29-2004, 02:10 AM   #3
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Hrm....should just push in...just punch it down LOL....




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Old 08-30-2004, 05:32 PM   #4
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Well, I finally got them down. I had to pull them all the way up and then quickly shove them down. They will never be raised again! haha

Thanks for the replies.
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Old 08-30-2004, 08:48 PM   #5
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I have an 01 explorer sport too.. and the rear headrest are a mutha to get down. I had to bang on it pretty hard for it to go down. I feel ya on the "not raising them again". I tell people not to touch them if they are in back.
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:38 PM   #6
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That's funny, I had the same problem once. It just confused the hell out of me. Mine are never being put up again either. I think I just got lucky and it went down somehow.




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Old 03-27-2007, 11:19 PM   #7
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It takes some force

Punch down on it with your fist, it should pop right down. I had the same issue with my 01 Sport, it just takes a bit more oomph than you would think.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:33 PM   #8
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I wish there was way to just to remove it like the cars of the late '60s.




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Old 03-27-2007, 11:34 PM   #9
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Same problem in my 2000 sport, I just pulled the little retainer clips out and boom problem solved. Those things are never goin back up




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Old 03-27-2007, 11:41 PM   #10
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Who the hell actually raises the headrests anyway




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Old 01-29-2009, 12:15 PM   #11
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ive got a funny problem with my 02 head rest. everytime theres a bump in the road it sounds as if theres marbles in the left rear head rest. very annoying. is there a way to remove it, if not im gonna commit myself.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:12 AM   #12
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Am i missing what the hell "pizza" is?? Is this some kind of running joke or?! Im clueless.....
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:17 PM   #13
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haha. i just figured it out now. hahahah
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2001 Sport: Will try using the hammer. It is really stuck,
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:41 AM   #15
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i think he got it by now,,




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Ha yeah I didn't even know this was a common problem. I am faced with the same issue though, and I have forcefully tried to make the headrests go down, and they are still up. If I ever get them down, they're not getting raised again.
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