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Where can I get just the plastic cover for the rear head rest? I know how to remove it, I just need a replacement. Is there a name for it that I just don't know? It is seriously driving me crazy...
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The adjustable fronts are called 'Head restraints'. The rears are part of the 'backrest complete', come in different colors and cost a lot of money if I've got it right? :confused: I think i know what you are on about, they lift off to expose the rollover protection? Can't see a specific part number on the web parts lists other than the complete seat unit.
 

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Vox,

The reason there is no individual part numbers is most likely the entire assembly would be replaced after a roll-over activation.

However, the strong likelihood that the car would be "written off" as uneconomic to repair after a roll-over probably influences a decision by VW to classify the rear roll-over components as low demand items and thus they are not an ex-stock item.

A similar situation has arisen with my partner's car driver's side trim panel - it has to be replaced rather than repaired and, because it is leather trim, it is only available as a special order from the supplier of the VW trim panels. A likely cost of AUD1100 has been quoted plus labour cost to R&R the panel. The panel is yet to arrive after 4 weeks since it was ordered and paid for upfront.

I am asking for the damaged trim panel to be returned with the car so I can take it to specialist car trimmers who cater to the hot rod/custom car fraternity for appraisal and possible rectification. I will post the outcome for everyone's information
 

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Thanks. It just seems scary if you have some cosmetic damage not a roll over and have to replace the entire one piece rear seat back. :(
 

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Those part numbers seem good (In different colors) on an internet search which also picks up some used. Whether in stock via the Dealer network for those wanting one may be another issue?



 

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Why do people need them, is it they don't know how to remove them and break their fastening clips? I've removed mine a couple of times and put them back o.k, but I read the manual first.
 

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I ask because I have to replace them because the car audio workshop broke one of them
What were they doing in there?

It's a service shop repair and information is only in the shop manual. There's nothing in the owners manual. The covers are probably regarded as as tricky parts of the roll over protection like air bags, which could spring up in your face if you don't know what you are doing!

There are the usual plastic location pegs when the cover is lifted up vertically. But on older cars the plastic pegs harden and can break as you try to lift up the cover. I always lube plastic pegs with silicone grease before replacing parts. If you have a headrest cover that's a floppy fit, check around the bottom for pegs to see if they are broken. Once you know where they are, you know where to prise up!

It doesn't always work, but I've discovered I can use my electronic temp controlled soldering iron to repair some broken plastic parts. Even cut some matching plastic from a hidden part to use as a 'filler'.
 
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