Mercedes-Benz Rear Headrest Removal

Mercedes-Benz Rear Headrest Removal

Need to remove your Mercedes-Benz Rear Headrest? Learn how to remove your headrest by following the procedures below.

This guide will provide 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 also help owners of other models.

What you will need

  • Flathead screwdriver


The instructions below include the steps to remove the rear seat. If you only want 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; lift up the seat cushion as you keep it pressed.mercedes rear seat removal
  2. Lift 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 the rear head reset. Mercedes head rest rear removal
  6. Use a flathead 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 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 to get the black tabs to release the headrest. The second time you have to take off the headrest is much faster and quicker.

We hope you find the Mercedes-Benz Rear Headrest Removal guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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