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Old 04-28-2007, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 87 Samurai Headrest removal?

Hi. I just bought my ancient Samurai and want to take off the headrests to get the seat covers off, but can't quite find a way to release them.

They don't have the usual buttons or just pull off. They seem to be factory - and say Suzuki E6 on them - they are the open hole type. On the left hand side (from the back) of each headrest there is a slit at the plastic base of the mounting rod, with a piece of metal in between the plastic. It seems like there is some way to stick in a screwdriver to turn this or something to release the headrest. They don't seem to be able to push in, but perhaps if I know what direction to try to pry I could have better results.

They obviously came off at one point to allow the previous owners to put the headrest through the seat cover holes in the first place.

Sorry for such a minor issue, but it's just an annoyance that these things are so filthy.

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Old 04-28-2007, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I searched and pried and probed and found a small metal wire tab hidden underneath the cover. Problem solved.
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Do you remember where the wire was? I can't find one. Ken
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Those headrests are removable?!?!?!!

And, Ken, I don't think SBG comes here much.. no posts since those two almost 2 years ago. I'm gonna look at mine this weekend, but if you figger it out please post.

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Just swap in some other seats. I have a stylin' set out of an Acura Integra that are very comfy and lots of bolster and rib support. I'm looking at some out of a Volvo that are heated for winter, not as comfy but damn warm in those -35 celcius days after skidooing all day.
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Thanks, still no answers. Swapping seats would be nice but need the $s for new clutch, exhaust, hood, ect. In case nobody knows this one of the most exciting things about the Zuk is the hood coming up at 45 mph when not latched all the way. Ken
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Thanks, still no answers. Swapping seats would be nice but need the $s for new clutch, exhaust, hood, ect. In case nobody knows this one of the most exciting things about the Zuk is the hood coming up at 45 mph when not latched all the way. Ken

I'll look this weekend and if I find a way I'll post back next Monday.


"Automatic hood opener" eh? When I first read you wanted the $$ for a new hood I was gonna ask what cool custom hood you wanted to buy!

Ours never gets out of 1st gear lo range so I won't be concerned about it flying open on us.

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I will post pics of my hood after multiple "automatic openings" on the highway (60mph). I now have resorted to the good old heavy duty bungy cord hold down! Remember....function before fashion!
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I will post pics of my hood after multiple "automatic openings" on the highway (60mph). I now have resorted to the good old heavy duty bungy cord hold down! Remember....function before fashion!
My hood has a crease that perfectly matches the location of the windshield upper edge. I had assumed that the hood had just been carelessly opened. Now I'm wondering.

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This one of the most common flaws with the samurai's.
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