RonDawg
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Re: Rear Headrest blind spots

Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:03 am

Supersleeper wrote:40lb? I removed the rear seats on my 330ci, and they were like 10lbs. And those were leather. Are you sure they weigh that much? When I found how light the rear seats were in the 330ci, I was like, his is not worth the weight savings and put them back. My spare was heavier. I can see, maybe because the leaf has folding seats. My 330ci didn’t fold down.


Another reason the Leaf's back seat is heavy is because the center seating position's shoulder belt anchors into the seat itself. So it needs to be sturdy enough to handle the forces generated by an adult seated there pulling against that belt during a crash. On some hatchback/SUV cars (Toyota Prius C for example) the center shoulder belt anchors into the roof structure of the car rather than the seat.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.

aid
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Re: Rear Headrest blind spots

Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:31 pm

Supersleeper wrote:But I'm thinking I could likely find some headrests that match my interior like the pictured above. May even be able to find something in a wrecking yard if I can find one with the right bar width and spread.


Supersleeper, following up on this search, did you find different compatible headrests that provided openings as pictured in the start of this thread? If yes, where? I am interested in a similar headrest option.

Supersleeper
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Re: Rear Headrest blind spots

Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:36 pm

aid wrote:Supersleeper, following up on this search, did you find different compatible headrests that provided openings as pictured in the start of this thread? If yes, where? I am interested in a similar headrest option.


Negative, though I hadn't looked too terribly hard. I've just removed them for now. At the moment I'm more focused on the sun in the morning peaking it's way in between the rear view mirror and the passenger sun visor. It's really awful. I need a solution for it.

HerdingElectrons
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Re: Rear Headrest blind spots

Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:34 pm

Supersleeper wrote:
aid wrote:Supersleeper, following up on this search, did you find different compatible headrests that provided openings as pictured in the start of this thread? If yes, where? I am interested in a similar headrest option.


Negative, though I hadn't looked too terribly hard. I've just removed them for now. At the moment I'm more focused on the sun in the morning peaking it's way in between the rear view mirror and the passenger sun visor. It's really awful. I need a solution for it.



Try this; it worked wonders on my Prius:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=visormates+% ... ef=a9_sc_1
2018 SL Pearl White, LOVE ProPilot Currently at 4.1-4.5 miles/kwh as I learn to drive pure EV & the weather gets colder.

Sept 2018: AHr= 114.52 / SOH= 99.2 / HX= 99.70% / 14 mV cell delta

2013 Prius 2, 126K & still really enjoy the car

palmermd
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Re: Rear Headrest blind spots

Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:27 am

viewtopic.php?p=107873#p107873


This has been discussed several times. My solution has worked well over the years.
Michael

Leaf since 31 March 2011
Driving electric since 1996


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