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    2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    Troublesome rear head rests blocking view- want to remove- thanks in advance

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    moved from cust svc

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    Anybody have an idea about removing rear sat headrests?
    Thanks!

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    I haven't even thought about it. I don't have a visibility problem, but I can see why you may want to remove yours.

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    Think about it and get back with me- it's driving me nuts!
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    Just picked up a wagon today, rear head rests need to go.

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    The Owner's Manual reads, "The head restraints are not designed to be removed."

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    My owners manual reads the same- so how do I (we) remove the headrests?

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    Have you tried talking with the service department or a reputable body repair shop or a good upholstery repair shop? My dealer has a highly recommended body shop, and that is where I would start.

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    Cool! Let us know what they have to say.
    Thanks!

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    Okay, can someone tell me how to remove the upholstery from the seat back to get access to the head rests?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    Anybody got a clue??

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    If I had a clue I would be happy to help, but like you I am clueless.

    If you really want to get rid of them you can cut them off when they are in the fully extended mode. Then when (if) you sell your car you can try to "replace" them into the appropriate sockets. Just use care when cutting, remove all sharp edges, and push the headrest supports back into your seat.

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    I have a 2012 Sport Wagon and I don't see what the issue is, when the seat backs are up and no one is setting back there, the headrests just block a small bit of the mirror on each lower outside edge. This is no different than any other vehicle as they all have rear headrests. If this is still a problem, fold down the rear set backs and you will have a full view. On the other hand if someone is setting back there, they will block the mirror much more the the headrest ever will.
    I don't know what kind of vehicle you had before, but it just might be a case of just not being use to the rear window being so far back compaired to a sedan.
    After you own your Sport Wagon for a while, I don't think you will find it much of a problem.

    Just my opinion and experience,

    Tom

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    Re: 2012 CTS Sport Wagon- rear head rest removal

    I agree with Tom about the headrests being a non-issue. I have my two outside mirrors adjusted so I can see my blind spots quite well. This is of great assist when changing lanes on a moment's notice while also using the rear view mirror. The headrests do not bother me at all.

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