Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz SUVs, Trucks, Vans, Diesels, Other > GLS Class (X166)
Second row headrests difficult to push down >

Second row headrests difficult to push down

Notices

Second row headrests difficult to push down

 
Old 09-04-2018, 11:08 AM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 5
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2017 GLS450S and 2005 CLK500
Second row headrests difficult to push down

Is anybody irritated by the difficulty of pushing the second row headrests into the down position? Seems like I've seen some hacks to fix them but can't find any discussion on this forum. Please post any suggestions…Thx
RussS is offline  
Old 09-04-2018, 12:20 PM
  #2  
skw
Super Member
 
skw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Boston area
Posts: 571
Received 31 Likes on 28 Posts
2019 GLS450
Which model year GLS are you referring to?
skw is offline  
Old 09-04-2018, 05:18 PM
  #3  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 5
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2017 GLS450S and 2005 CLK500
2017 GLS 450 with power folding third row.
RussS is offline  
Old 09-04-2018, 09:49 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Strafzettel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 351
Received 18 Likes on 14 Posts
2017 GLS 450
I have the 2nd Row Power Easy-Entry where the seats fold by pushing a button and the headrests go automatically down when I use that button
Strafzettel is offline  
Old 09-04-2018, 10:53 PM
  #5  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,638
Received 109 Likes on 87 Posts
19 BMW X7 xDrive 50i
Hi RussS, since you have the power folding (EASY-ENTRY) option, you need to press the button to the side of either head-rest and they will lower immediately so the seat can be folded. To lower them manually, depress the release button located on one of the metal posts.
JoeMa is offline  
Old 09-05-2018, 10:31 AM
  #6  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 5
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2017 GLS450S and 2005 CLK500
Thank you all for the info. Unfortunately, I had a brain fart when I made my initial post.
The difficulty is in raising the headrests, not lowering them. It appears to me that they specified a spring which is much stronger than necessary to do the job. Any suggestions?
RussS is offline  
Old 09-05-2018, 11:06 AM
  #7  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,638
Received 109 Likes on 87 Posts
19 BMW X7 xDrive 50i
Originally Posted by RussS View Post
Thank you all for the info. Unfortunately, I had a brain fart when I made my initial post. The difficulty is in raising the headrests, not lowering them. It appears to me that they specified a spring which is much stronger than necessary to do the job. Any suggestions?
Not really, they are a bit of a hassle to raise, takes some muscle for sure. I think MB redesigned the headrests for the upcoming 2020 GLS so this should no longer be an issue for future owners.
JoeMa is offline  
The following users liked this post:
RussS (09-05-2018)
Old 09-05-2018, 02:06 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
baobay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 374
Received 18 Likes on 16 Posts
2019 GLS 450 2017 E300 Sport
you need to be a body builder to lift the headrests. My wife and kids cannot do it. Very poor design in my opinion. I would have forgone the easy entry option had I known about the issues with the headrests. My lease ends next July but the new design will not be out yet........BMW X7 here I come.
baobay is offline  
Old 09-05-2018, 10:35 PM
  #9  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,936
Likes: 0
Received 573 Likes on 447 Posts
A gaggle of MB's
Amiable dealer can go into seat back and disconnect the EZ entry "return spring" - you lose headrest auto-retracting..
fabbrisd1 is offline  
Old 09-05-2018, 11:38 PM
  #10  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: WI
Posts: 2,085
Received 158 Likes on 128 Posts
17 E43; 18 GLS550
Originally Posted by JoeMa View Post
Not really, they are a bit of a hassle to raise, takes some muscle for sure. I think MB redesigned the headrests for the upcoming 2020 GLS so this should no longer be an issue for future owners.
My expirience too. They are rather stiff.
c4004matic is offline  
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: Second row headrests difficult to push down


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: