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

Instructions

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. 

  1. Locate the release tabs at each corner of the rear seat. Press the release, as you keep it pressed lift up the seat cushion. 

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  2. Lift up the seat cushion and remove it.mercedes rear seat removal

     

  3. Remove the 10mm nuts at the bottom of the rear cushion. These will be exposed after you remove the bottom cushion. mercedes rear cushion removed
  4. Remove the rear cushion.rear cushion removed

     

  5. Raise up the rear head reset. Mercedes head rest rear removal

     

  6. Use a flat head screwdriver to pry up the plastic trim. Mercedes Rear Head Rest Removal

     

  7. Locate the release tabs on each side of the headrest. mercedes head reset release locationUse 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.
  8. 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. 

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How to Remove Mercedes-Benz Rear Headrest 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.