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Anyone know how to raise the rear Headrests?

I know they don't have the raise feature like the fronts do, but I read somewhere where someone figured out how to raise them up a couple inches and just leave them in that static position.

I really like this Pet Barrier, but to attach it you need to be able to raise the Headrest a couple inches.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ASGPGRV0ZZ5FT

Just a long shot.

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Re: Anyone know how to raise the rear Headrests?

On the side of the plastic insert on the seat where the head rest goes in is a button. Push it in and lift up the headrest.

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On the side of the plastic insert on the seat where the head rest goes in is a button. Push it in and lift up the headrest.

Thanks, but that only works for the front Headrests, there is no button on the rears.

Might have to just see if I can pop that piece of plastic off and see if it's possible.

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Thanks, but that only works for the front Headrests, there is no button on the rears.

Might have to just see if I can pop that piece of plastic off and see if it's possible.
http://www.terrainforum.net/index.php?topic=1317.0

Not sure how long the headrest rods are, but may be enough to attach those brackets to.


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Re: Anyone know how to raise the rear Headrests?

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http://www.terrainforum.net/index.php?topic=1317.0

Not sure how long the headrest rods are, but may be enough to attach those brackets to.


Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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Re: Anyone know how to raise the rear Headrests?

That's a very clever pet barrier,, I like that idea..

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That's a very clever pet barrier,, I like that idea..

Yea, I like it too, just don't know if I'm gonna be able to make it work?

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I know they don't have the raise feature like the fronts do, but I read somewhere where someone figured out how to raise them up a couple inches and just leave them in that static position.

I really like this Pet Barrier, but to attach it you need to be able to raise the Headrest a couple inches.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ASGPGRV0ZZ5FT

Just a long shot.

Thanks

Says in manual the rear head restraints can not be adjusted. Wonder why.

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Re: Anyone know how to raise the rear Headrests?

This may not apply to too many people, but thought I would share just in case.

Thanks to the Forum, I figured out how to remove the Headrests. I want to use this Pet Barrier;

http://www.petego.com/category/24/Ca...9/KKCarBarrier

BTW, it's brand new and won't be available for about a week. If you need one right away, they make this one also;

http://www.amazon.com/Petego-Walky-B...eywords=petego

And no, I don't work for them or have anything to do with them, I just like the design.

Problem is, to use either Barrier, you need 1" (K9K) or 1 1/4" (Walky Guard) of Headrest "stem" to attach them to.

In the stock configuration, the rear Headrests on the Nox only allow about 1/2" of "stem".

When you remove the Headrests, you will see the little grooves cut into the stem that lock the Headrest into position. I measured down 3/4" and made a mark. So what this does is to raise the Headrest 3/4" and that, in combination with the 1/2" you already have, gives you 1 1/4" of "stem" to attach to.

Pay no attention to the other mark you can see, initially I was going to cut down farther, but decided I didn't need to go that far.

Used this;




New groove cut 3/4" from the original groove;




Ends up looking like this;



To me, having the Headrest 3/4" higher than stock isn't noticeable and now I've got the clearance to use the Pet Barrier.


DISCLAIMER***Because this involves the Headrest, I feel I should mention that I don't think this will have any effect on safety, but I'm not an engineer and if you decide to do this, it's at your own risk.




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Re: Anyone know how to raise the rear Headrests?

talldog

Good caveat/disclaimer, because if someones cuts too deeply, you may be compromising the safety of the headrest.

Good job.

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