Drivers seat headrest removal?

Seabed

Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2009
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Location
Cornwall
Your Mercedes
1991 W124-230E Auto Saloon
I have a W124, 1989 230TE. I want to fit a wooden bead cover to my drivers seat, and need to remove the headrest in order to allow the headrest posts to pass through the beads and its nylon string to stop the bead cover from dropping down? I've made several attempts to pull up and lift off the headrest, but it will not seperate. There does not seem to be anything that you need to press or undo to remove the headrest? Can't find anything in the manuals to help me. Any ideas please?
 

Attachments

  • The 249'er A.jpg
    The 249'er A.jpg
    477.1 KB · Views: 4
OP
S

Seabed

Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2009
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Location
Cornwall
Your Mercedes
1991 W124-230E Auto Saloon
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #4
Had a real good look at the seat, rear, front, sides, and underneath.... no buttons, release catches, winding mechanisms etc? The headrest just pulls up and down on 2 chrome metal poles. Pulled up to its highest extent, and try to pull/prise out, but will not release. Wondering now if I will have to take back off seat, there are two small screws under the bottom edge at the rear of the seat? Any other suggestions please?
Thanks

Seabed.
 

Juddian

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2006
Messages
897
Reaction score
0
Location
Kettering
Your Mercedes
W124CE/1996/3199cc/LPG'd
When it's fully up have a feel and careful look about 3 inches below the top of the seat inline with one of the steel posts.

You should find a slight recess in the seat back, which if you press hard you will release the headrest and it will pull clear.

You may have to recline the seat slightly to clear the roof as the headrest comes out.

To put it back just re-insert and wind it back down.


By the way, the winding handle is the same as the reclining handle, but you pull out for one adjustment, and push in for the other.
 
Last edited:

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
332
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
The clip is 104 in the link
 

teddycatkin

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2008
Messages
2,093
Reaction score
5
Location
cheshire cheese country
Your Mercedes
W107-SL W124-220te W123-230e W201 2.0
As Jud--the release button is in line withn the outer peg about 3 inches down -its sometimes hard to push in !
 
Last edited:
OP
S

Seabed

Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2009
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Location
Cornwall
Your Mercedes
1991 W124-230E Auto Saloon
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #8
Thanks Guys!

I'll have a look in the morning and let you know how I managed?

You have all been most helpful...... thanks again.

Seabed.
 
OP
S

Seabed

Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2009
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Location
Cornwall
Your Mercedes
1991 W124-230E Auto Saloon
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #9
Bingo! Found the 'concealed' button as mentioned Juddian? Pressed said button and out came the headrest (with seat slightly reclined)!!

Would never have known that had you not told me..... why it's not in my manuals I'll never know!!

Cheers for everyone who contibuted!

Seabed.
 


AMF Automotive - We are an independent Mercedes-Benz and AMG specialist located in Dartford, with full Mercedes Diagnostic equipment. We offer a full portfolio of tuning options for AMGs and can cater for all your Mercedes needs.
Tel: 0203 384 4644www.amfmercedes.com/
Top Bottom