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How do I take the headrest out of a Recaro?

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I know this was covered a couple of months ago.. but I cant recall what the final consensus was..
So, like the topic says... how do I get it out?
I have these Recaros:

(thanks for the pic whoever I stole this from
Its strange, the headrests on my back seats are square in shape, and they have little C-clips in the plastic piece where they mount to the seat.. the front ones dont have this clip.
edit: without taking the seat apart preferably

[Modified by lyledriver, 9:17 AM 2-13-2002]
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Re: How do I take the headrest out of a Recaro? (lyledriver)

Looking at the instructions for the Recaro N-Joy seats, which are aftermarket ones, but I’m sure yours are the same design, it states :-

Feel for the springs underneath the backrest cover with the thumbs (diagram shows these points are , looking from the front at the backrest, 70mm from the top edge of the backrest & are 180mm apart. Basically grasp the top corners of the Backrest & your thumbs will be almost in the correct position); these springs release the head restraint rods. Press both springs simultaneously. The head restraint can now be pulled away by a second person
If I had a scanner I’d show you the diagrams from the manual, but it should be self explanatory

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