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Head restraint sleeve

REMOVAL

NOTE: When replacing a head restraint sleeve, the retaining tabs on the sleeve will be damaged during the removal process. Check the availability of replacement parts before servicing.

(1) Raise head restraint to the full up position.

(2) Turn head restraint lock thumbwheel to release head restraint and pull head restraint upward to remove from seat back.

(3) Insert head restraint sleeve extractor (special tool 6773) (Fig. 1) and (Fig. 2) into the seat back.

(4) The retaining tabs are positioned on each side of the sleeve, when inserting the extractor, ensure that the flat of the collar is facing the side of the seatback (Fig. 3).

(5) Using a small hammer, tap extractor downward to release sleeve retaining tab.

(6) Remove extractor tool from sleeve, rotate tool 180 degrees (Fig. 4) and repeat steps 3 and 4.

(7) Remove extractor tool from sleeve and remove sleeve from seat back.

Fig. 1 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor
Fig. 1 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor

1 - SEAT BACK
2 - HEAD RESTRAINT SLEEVE
3 - EXTRACTOR TOOL 6773

Fig. 2 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Installation
Fig. 2 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Installation

1 - SEAT BACK
2 - HEAD RESTRAINT SLEEVE
3 - EXTRACTOR TOOL 6773

Fig. 3 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Positioning
Fig. 3 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Positioning

1 - EXTRACTOR TOOL 6773
2 - SEAT BACK
3 - LOCK RELEASE THUMBWHEEL

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the sleeve in the seat back.

(2) Firmly, push sleeve down to snap into place.

(3) Install head restraint.

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