In this guide, we go over the steps required to remove the rear headrest on Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Pictures for this guide are from a Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211, but these instructions will help owners of other models as well.
What you will need
- Flathead screwdriver
The instructions below include the steps to remove the rear seat. If you are only looking to remove or replace the rear headrests jump to step 5.
- Locate the release tabs at each corner of the rear seat. Press the release, as you keep it pressed lift up the seat cushion.
- Lift up the seat cushion and remove it.
- Remove the 10mm nuts at the bottom of the rear cushion. These will be exposed after you remove the bottom cushion.
- Remove the rear cushion.
- Raise up the rear head reset.
- Use a flat head screwdriver to pry up the plastic trim.
- Locate the release tabs on each side of the headrest. Use a screwdriver to push down on the release tabs. As you press down, pull the headrest towards the trunk while the headrest is in the up position. This step is tricky if you are performing it for the first time. It may take a few tries to unlock the headrest. You can look through the rear windshield to better understand the position of the release tabs.
- To install the new headrest simply insert it in the designated holes and press it forward as you hold the headrest in the upward position.
Removing the headrest on a Mercedes-Benz is a simple procedure. The first time you try it may take a while getting the black tabs to release the headrest. The second time you have to take off the headrest is a lot faster and quicker.