Volvo Remove or Adjust Headrest

Need to remove/adjust the headrest of your Volvo? Learn how to remove/adjust the headrest by following the procedures below. Volvo headrests in most models can not be adjusted. To adjust the headrest, you adjust the seat forward, back, and tilt until comfortable. This is the Volvo way to adjust the headrest.


  1. To remove the headrest, you’ll need to get in the back seat of your Volvo.
  2. Once you’re behind the headrest, you want to find two points on the back about 5-6 inches from the top of the seat and are directly below the headrest’s supporting posts.
  3. You’ll feel two dents you can push in and hear a click. While pushing both of the dents in, pull up on the headrest with the other hand or have someone else do it.
  4. This will allow you to pull the headrest out of the seat. Without pushing these dents in, you won’t be able to move the headrest.

This is a little more difficult if you want to adjust the headrest position because most Volvo headrests aren’t adjustable. This is a safety feature on Volvos because it helps prevent whiplash or other injuries in an accident.

If the headrest location is uncomfortable, you can adjust it slightly by reclining the seatback or raising the cushion. Other than that, there isn’t a way to adjust the headrest’s height other than removing it altogether.

We hope you find the Volvo Remove or Adjust Headrest guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Volvo.


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