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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:58 pm

Remove the Back Headrests = Less Bad Rear View ;)

Did this a while back.
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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:06 pm

Leave back headrests in place = cooler car. Visibility is for wimps. :lol:
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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:14 am

Does anyone have the part numbers for the smaller UK Nissan Leaf headrests? How much $ would a pair cost?

Thx.

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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:47 am

Rotate Rear Headrests with one support in place, for much better visibility ...
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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:12 am

Just fold the rear seat backs forward, it's quick and simple to do from driver side rear door.
You can quickly put them back up when you need rear seats.
I leave them down most of the time covered with a furniture moving blanket to protect them. This is also convenient to carry my electric R/C airplanes to the park every chance i get.

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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:08 am

My rear headrests were gone the day I got the car! They now live in a plastic bag in the storage closet. I also discovered that, depending on how far back the front seats are, the rear seats will sometimes not fold flat if the rear head rests are in place without hitting the back of the front seats...
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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:15 am

put them in the car's boot at the dealer.
In two months, they have been back up once.
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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:05 am

Did this on day 2 of ownership. Much better visibility. :D
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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:58 am

+1 Much improved visibilty.

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Re: Remove the Back Headrests = Better Rear View

Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:11 pm

garygid wrote:Rotate Rear Headrests with one support in place, for much better visibility ...
for Geeks! :D


Nice tip Gary. I did this and it does work great. I had removed them at first, but I think this is a better solution for long term storage of the headrests. I tried them a couple of different ways, but in the end I have them facing the normal direction but I put the inside leg into the outside hole. The outside leg is behind the seat between the seat-back and the trunk cover. The headrest rubs the side of the car when raising the seat-back, but I don't intend to lower them often so I don't believe this will be a problem.

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