How do I repair W124 retracting headrests?

Waft

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Hi!

The rear reatracting headrests in my 93 E220 Coupe have stopped working on the button now.

I know the system works using the vacuum system.
How do I address this problem though?
I'm fine pulling things about to get to the source of the problem.

TIA

Steve:)
 

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try this http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w12...diy-removal-rear-headrest-w124-pneumatic.html

You can access the mechanism from the boot. Basically the head rests are raised manually and released[ lowered] by vacuum. There's a vacuum solenoid valve under the rear nearside seat I think which is opened by the switch on the dash to allow vacuum to the head rests - its possible this has failed [ water damage sometimes]
 

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First job of the week on her then!

Thanks guys!

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Hi, the rear headrest in my e320 1993 suddenly cannot be dropped anymore from the front panel button. It used to work before. Any suggestion where I should start to check this?
 

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