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Flipped my driver's headrest around...way more comfortable now


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#1 OFFLINE   Kermit

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 05:23 PM

Well, the title says it all. I was finding that the headrest was "pushing" my head further forward than what's comfortable for me (I have the same problem with airplane seats). So I took the headrest out, flipped it around, and put it back into the seat. It's immensely more comfortable now. The drawback is that it doesn't "snap" into place when it's flipped around, so there's only one height--all the way down. But that's okay with me, as I'm not that tall.









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#2 OFFLINE   drdiesel1

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 07:20 PM

Well, the title says it all. I was finding that the headrest was "pushing" my head further forward than what's comfortable for me (I have the same problem with airplane seats). So I took the headrest out, flipped it around, and put it back into the seat. It's immensely more comfortable now. The drawback is that it doesn't "snap" into place when it's flipped around, so there's only one height--all the way down. But that's okay with me, as I'm not that tall.

You are aware the headrests are adjustable. I'm not talking about height. The headrest pivots forward and back up straight.

Just pull it all the way forward and it will flip straight back up.

 

I've had to turn them around in my truck for my wife, but they aren't adjustable like the C-Max.


Edited by drdiesel1, 29 September 2014 - 07:21 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   campngolf

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 09:47 PM

I may have to give this a try. I noticed the angle of the headrest is a little off for me but I've been getting used to it.



#4 OFFLINE   Kermit

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 05:48 AM

You are aware the headrests are adjustable. I'm not talking about height. The headrest pivots forward and back up straight.

Just pull it all the way forward and it will flip straight back up.

 

I've had to turn them around in my truck for my wife, but they aren't adjustable like the C-Max.

Yep. I tried all the settings...up, down, forward, back..none worked for me. The starting point was just too far forward for my comfort. When flipped around, it's completely flat and flush with the seatback.



#5 OFFLINE   GTIguy

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 08:15 PM

I'm with you there. Until I reversed the headrest, there was no way to relax and stretch my neck, placing my head where it's most comfortable without laying it against the headrest. That just transmits road shocks, bypassing my neck as shock absorber, and reminds me uncomfortably of sitting in a dentist's chair. But I just have that kind of posture, with an upright upper back that puts wrinkles in all my shirts behind the collar, too.

 

A lot of folks slouch their heads forward, and car makers seem to design for them. Volvo seats are worst for me, with headrests about four inches too far forward, completely unadjustable. I bet they get better crash test results with the dummies' heads right against the headrests, but I can't live that way.



#6 OFFLINE   sporkinum

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:08 AM

My old Renault I had 35 years ago had a knob on the side to adjust the angle of the headrest. Never saw anything like it since.

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#7 OFFLINE   GTIguy

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:06 AM

Your C-Max has something like that! The headrest is adjustable- it can be clicked forward, or moved back. I was having unwanted contact with it even at the back position. Reversed, it's perfect. The surface usually remains an inch or so behind my noggin.



#8 OFFLINE   pumafeet10

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 07:47 AM

just something to remember, the headrest should be forward for crash safety, it reduces the chances of whiplash and head injuries the closer the headrest is to your head.  I understand be comfortable but something to think about










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