Login Register

Head Restraint (Headrest) Assistance 2015.5 V60R

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials for the groundbreaking new Volvo S60 2011+, V60 2015+ XC60 2010-2018.
Post Reply
whereditgo
Posts: 2
Joined: 29 May 2023, 06:04
Year and Model: 2015.5 V60R
Location: Connecticut

Head Restraint (Headrest) Assistance 2015.5 V60R

Post by whereditgo »

Looking for info/VIDA instructions on 2015.5 V60R T6 Rear Driver Side Head Restraint (Headrest) (Electrically Operated) remove/install.

Reason for replacement is nylon tape as broken away from release cam and locked the head restraint to the up position.

Volvo Part# 39814981 Mechanism. Electrically Operated. Head Restraint. (Interior code: FX0X, FX0X, E701, GX0X, GX16, GX6X, GX0X, GX6X, GV1Z, KX0X, KX6X, KX0X, KX6X, KV1Z)

Have done some exploratory work (back panel from seat back, manual latch cover and latch, head restraint and plastic trim).

From the diagram looks like the mechanism is held by two bolts (item 5 in diagram) as well as an electrical connection on bottom of seat back (push button drop) and a cable/eye to the mechanical latch.

Here is a Youtube video with some explanation on removing the manual latch and trim:

[attachment=3]a_20170210_1045360421.jpg[/attachment]

Can the Mechanism be replaced with seat-back attached to car or does it need to be removed. Also, does the Leather seat cover need to be removed?

Lots of fragile plastic clips holding the trim and leather to the seat-back frame (did not want to force or break any clips.

Thanks In Advance
Attachments
a_20170210_1045360421.jpg
a_20170210_1045360421.jpg (65.35 KiB) Viewed 306 times
GR-385053.jpg
GR-385053.jpg (27.29 KiB) Viewed 306 times
seatback.jpg
seatback.jpg (225.92 KiB) Viewed 306 times
Last edited by whereditgo on 26 Jun 2023, 11:26, edited 1 time in total.

whereditgo
Posts: 2
Joined: 29 May 2023, 06:04
Year and Model: 2015.5 V60R
Location: Connecticut

Post by whereditgo »

Here is a follow-up if anyone else needs to replace the rear headrest mechanism.


Photo shows plastic/nylon release tape that was broken causing the head restraint to lock in place and not be released, this required replacemnt of the complete head restraint mechanism.


Step 1. Remove Lower Back Seat using flat head screw driver to depress black plastic tabs between carpet and bottom of lower back seat.


Youtube video here:





Step 2. Remove Rear side bolster, firm yank on top of bolster held in by plastic clip.


Step 3. Unbolt rear back seat pivot bracket from floor (one bolt and alignment pin) and rear back seat pivot nut.


Step 4. Disconnect head rest drop wire connector.


Seat back can now be removed from car and disassembly can be done on bench/table/floor.


Step 5. Remove head restraint trim cover (clips), head restraint (three bolts) and plastic trim piece (clips).


Step 6. Remove Manual seat release cover (plastic clips) and manual seat release mechanism (torx screws).


Youtube video here:





Step 7. Remove Back carpet (torx screws and metal plates) and leather seat cover (various plastic trim hooks).


Step 8. Disconnect manual release cable form release lever.


Step 9. Disconnect electrical connection for electric release signal wire.


Step 10. Unbolt head restraint mechanism from seat back (two torx bolts either side of mech).


Finally reverse steps to install replacement head restraint mech.
Attachments
PXL_20230626_152742887.MP.jpg
PXL_20230626_152742887.MP.jpg (321.12 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_124651.jpg
20230625_124651.jpg (128.02 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_124654.jpg
20230625_124654.jpg (140.75 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_124700.jpg
20230625_124700.jpg (99.79 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_124704.jpg
20230625_124704.jpg (122.55 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_125816.jpg
20230625_125816.jpg (77.84 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_131316.jpg
20230625_131316.jpg (53.29 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_131319.jpg
20230625_131319.jpg (43.08 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_132706.jpg
20230625_132706.jpg (74.42 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_133035.jpg
20230625_133035.jpg (43.53 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_133036.jpg
20230625_133036.jpg (79.22 KiB) Viewed 177 times
20230625_133344.jpg
20230625_133344.jpg (147.71 KiB) Viewed 177 times
a_20170210_1045360421.jpg
a_20170210_1045360421.jpg (65.35 KiB) Viewed 177 times
GR-385053.jpg
GR-385053.jpg (27.29 KiB) Viewed 177 times
PXL_20230528_180636055.jpg
PXL_20230528_180636055.jpg (446.82 KiB) Viewed 177 times
PXL_20230626_152742887.MP.jpg
PXL_20230626_152742887.MP.jpg (321.12 KiB) Viewed 177 times
PXL_20230626_152814626.jpg
PXL_20230626_152814626.jpg (353.9 KiB) Viewed 177 times
seatback.jpg
seatback.jpg (225.92 KiB) Viewed 172 times
seatfront.jpg
seatfront.jpg (185.8 KiB) Viewed 169 times

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post