Wrangler Unlimited Rear Headrest Removal DIY
This DIY makes removing the rear headrests in your Wrangler Unlimited as simple as it should be.
The rear headrests in the Jeep Wrangler are great when you have rear riders, but when the back seat is empty, they do little more than obstruct the driver’s rear-view. You can flip them down, but they hang down into the cargo area and look awkward when you have the top down.
Removing the rear headrests in a two-door Jeep JK Wrangler is as easy as pushing two tabs and sliding the headrests up away from the seats, but on a four-door Wrangler Unlimited, the process of removing the rear headrests is a whole lot more difficult. Fortunately, forum member “FiveOff” put together a great DIY of how to remove the rear headrests in the four-door Unlimited models while other members offered input of how to finish the project.
Removing the JKU Rear Headrests
When the OP introduced us to his DIY Wrangler Unlimited rear headrest removal, he started by showing us where to find the spring clip that causes the headrest to pop up when the seat is moved back and forth.
Once that clip is removed, he opened up the panel on the underside of the headrest.
That reveals the trigger inside of the headrests to release them from the metal posts.
At that point, the headrest is out of the way, but the metal posts are still hanging off of the back of the Wrangler seats. The OP didn’t know how to address that, but over the course of the thread, another member posted, explaining how to remove the posts. Unfortunately, that member later removed his comment, but the rest of the information in the thread explains how to remove the posts as well.
Removing the Posts
Although the original person to explain how to remove the metal posts from the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, “Rubi-WAC” shared the picture below of the seat with the skin removed. The red box at the top is what holds and controls the metal posts, and by removing that metal box, you can remove the annoying metal posts.
After that, all you have to do is get the seat skin back on and zipped up, and your four-door Wrangler will be completely free of the rear seat headrests. Jeep makes this project more difficult than it needs to be, but with this DIY, it is a whole lot easier.