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We are original owners of a 1995 Lebaron convertible. Need to remove headrest to install new seat covers. These are single flat-post headrests.
There is NO tab to push in near the seat top. There is NO hole in which to insert a safety pin. After unzipping back of seats and trying to reach up to headrest, hand is blocked by a brace. Have seen this problem on other sites with no resolution. Two mechanics were stumped. Does anyone know how these come off?
 

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I'm going to move this to General Tech Support and Help....
 

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Nope, there's no push tab or pinhole.
All you need is a thin, flexible, but stiff metal blade that's about 8 inches long and no wider than about an inch. An old, worn out hacksaw blade would work or a thin spatula used for icing a cake should work too. There's a spring loaded ball catch at the bottom of the female receiver receptacle that the headrest support post slides down into. The catch is on the back side of the receptacle and it presses on the metal post that supports the headrest. About an inch from the bottom of this post is a slot that the ball catch pops into when the headrest is pulled all the way up. It's this little catch that keeps the headrest from coming out any further.
To remove the headrest, pull it all the way up against the stop. Slip the thin blade down the center of the back side of the support post until you feel the blade hit an obstruction. This is the little spring loaded catch. Then move the headrest down just a little to take the pressure off the catch and force the thin blade down another inch or so, This force will depress the little catch and while holding downward pressure on the blade use your other hand to pull the headrest straight up and out. It may take more downward force on the blade than you would think to depress the little catch, but with enough force the thin blade will push the catch back and allow the headrest support post to be pulled out past that "locking" notch.
 

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I'd like to thank George W for the solution to this problem. Of course, with this car everything is just a little bit different than what it should be. After trying the the blade down the backside of the post with no success, I decided hell it's probably reversed. Sure enough, a quick slide down the front side, a hard pull and the headrest slid right off! The LeBaron now has new front seat covers and looks great. Thanks a lot to this forum. Everybody has a lot of great advice.
 
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