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headrest replacement

Discussion in 'Motors' started by kiel367, 11 Jan 2017.

  1. kiel367

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,153

    Location: at home, you?

    hey guys, currently driving a 52 plate fiesta, have been for about 6 months now, and my only annoyance really is the headrests, they don't tilt forward and i end up with a sore neck (iv yanked on these things, they don't move), even bought a headrest cushion, same deal, it helps but not much, has anyone any idea what other vehicle has the same kind of headrests in it which i could swap mine out for?

    Honestly at this stage i wouldn't even care if they weren't the right color :D i know i should probably be looking at another fiesta/ford, or an aftermarket maybe? not even sure if there are any aftermarket available for it, my small google search didn't come up with much, thought id ask in here, rather than going the local scrappy and askin if i can "test fit" one or two.
     
  2. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,781

    Do you have some sort on neck problem? I have always understood headrests are just meant to stop your head being snapped back in a crash, you not meant to actually rest your head on them, or at least in the 17 years I have been driving, I never have
     
  3. On Holiday

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2009

    Posts: 6,743

    You can rest your head on them yeah, that's no issue. But they are primarily a head restraint and that's why in some cars it probably isn't possible to rest your head on it comfortably.
     
  4. kiel367

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,153

    Location: at home, you?

    back and neck problems tbh, 2 bones fused together in my spine, and my neck is buggered
     
  5. 9designs2

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,494

    Location: Somewhere in the middle

    Sounds like your seat is reclined back too far... try to bring it forward? From memory B256 Fiesta was fixed only, all variants...... Mk1 Focus possibly has same pitch on the stems, if the height lock is the same side possibly would work, at your own risk if it came out in an accident.

    As other have said they are designed as a restraint in the event of an accident, not as a rest.... They are deliberately distanced away enough not to upset ladies with a pony tail etc, but close enough to minimise whiplash in a crash.
    Don't ever drive/sit in a car without them....
     
  6. kiel367

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,153

    Location: at home, you?

    got my seat almost bolt upright, if i have it reclined back too much my back hurts, my gf's dad has a focus, might borrow one of his headrests an check it, hopefully it will, if the height lock doesnt work i wont bother, as ur right about if im in an accident, could do me more harm than good, will check it out tho
     
  7. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,781

  8. koooowweeee

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 6,349

    Location: Manchester

    Go to a scrap yard and explain your situation. Take a tape measure and check a load of cars
     
  9. 9designs2

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,494

    Location: Somewhere in the middle

    bad idea.... potential unsafe unless your an expert and know what your looking at/doing.
     
  10. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,685

    I fitted a pillow type thing to mine.
    Really soft for those long sleeps... I mean drives