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Old 10-20-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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2003 Headrest removal?

I need to take my headrest off ... (screw stuck on seat belt loop) and I need to know how to pop it off if there is an easy way (I foresee it not begin easy)

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Re: 2003 Headrest removal?

Does it have the locking tabs? You might could just use something to keep the tab from catching on the shafts of the headrest and pull it straight off?
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Re: 2003 Headrest removal?

You have to slide something down the post to release the lock. There's a write up on svtp for it.
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Re: 2003 Headrest removal?

damn that something must be a special tool from Ford
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Re: 2003 Headrest removal?

I find how to's for non 03/04 vehicles, not sure if its the same. The one I found the pics were removed (older post)
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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Re: 2003 Headrest removal?

a real pain, I've tried and tried, gave up before I ripped the leather. Internet wise people just repeat what others say and don't know what the **** they're talking about, I've never seen anyone remove a new edge headrest.
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Re: 2003 Headrest removal?

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damn that something must be a special tool from Ford
Or a coat hanger, or a flat piece of metal, or any number of things that would fit.

Here you go spec...from here: http://www.americanmuscle.com/cdc-li...ons-94-04.html



Lift headrest and headrest support bars trim all the way up.
Insert wood stick (or slim jim) down the front side of the headrest bar. Push stick down as far as possible . When the stick is beneath the headrest trim piece, and push headrest all of the way down.
Remove headrest
Bend seat belt shoulder strap loop down so that the leg that attaches under headrest is flat
Remove seatbelt loop and torx bit.
With template shown below, center punch for new holes and mark for cut off.
Drill 1/8" Pilot holes
Drill 13/32" hole in plastic only (on topside only)
Drill 19/64" hole through remaining material
Cut off end on new cut off line mark
Clean off any burs and re-install




Here's another option which is like what I did on mine: http://www.americanmuscle.com/mustan...4-install.html

Now, the final task is to modify the seat belt loops, as they will damage the light bar’s finish if left stock. At this point, I deviated from the included instructions slightly. I did not have a suitable tool that worked to slide down into the seat to disengage the headrest. After raising the headrest as far as it would go, I was able to remove the outer screw with a T-25 Torx driver. For the inner screw, I used a T-25 Torx bit and a ¼ inch wrench to turn it. This procedure enabled me to remove the two screws that held the belt loop to the seat without the need to remove the headrest.
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Re: 2003 Headrest removal?

I was just point out that I'm sure Ford has a special tool for that lol. Just like Chrysler has a special Dipstick for all Chargers and 300s (you can only buy a dipstick through Snap-On or someone of the likes)
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Re: 2003 Headrest removal?

my issue is my drivers side seat belt loop has one of the torx bolts that WILL NOT COME OUT. Its nearly stripped... its very tight. I was going to take the head rest off and get a better angle on it~ if that fails which I believe it will then drill the head off of it and remove the loop all together.
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Re: 2003 Headrest removal?

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my issue is my drivers side seat belt loop has one of the torx bolts that WILL NOT COME OUT. Its nearly stripped... its very tight. I was going to take the head rest off and get a better angle on it~ if that fails which I believe it will then drill the head off of it and remove the loop all together.
I took the belt loop out as well, can you use a another size torx bit or even a regular allen wrench, sometimes the allen will get a better bite when the torx screw is stripped. Then try it in combination with a 1/4" wrench, easier then a ratchet & socket. GL
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