HOW DO I FIX MY AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING DRIVER'S SEAT HEADREST?
2001 Jaguar XKR
September, 28, 2011 AT 11:27 PM
Head rest is supposed to be electrically adjustable, and automatically both moves down when the driver's seat-back is folded forward to access the back seat and back up to the pre-set position once the seat-back is locked back. I can hear the motor whine, but the head-rest does not move. Further, the two chrome rods that the head-rest is mounted on, aren't engaged with their motors: pushing down on the head-rest while activating the adjustment switch does nothing and pulling upwards on the headrest simply pulls it of the seat back.
Either you have a stripped gear or something inside the seat is off track. The only thing you can do is remove the seat, remove its cover and inspect.
September, 29, 2011 AT 3:31 AM
Thanks for the prompt response. Repectfully, you have not told me anything I do not already know. What I was hoping for was information as to how to gain access the motor(s) in the seat back. Unbolting the entire seat from the floor is not a problem but having carefully examined the seat-back itself, I am at a loss as to how to go about removing the seat-back's covering without damaging it or making its re-installment impossible: the leather covering appears to be stitched completely - there is no velcro, zipper or snaps evident. I feel that once I get access to the guts of the head-rest motor I can address what is not working but I have no idea how to get to it. HELP! : -)
September, 29, 2011 AT 4:12 AM
Let me take a look at one in the AM. I'll get back with you.
October, 15, 2011 AT 5:51 AM
It has been sixteen AMs since your last post. Any luck?