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 Post subject: Headrest mounts for EL XR6
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:54 pm 
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Before I get around to ringing Fraud to find out does anyone know if you can still buy the headrest mounts for a EL XR6. Both pass and driver sides are busted and the headrests wont sit in place properly...looks terrible.

Also anyone have a part number maybe for them.
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:19 pm 
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mate i had the same issue with mine when i bought my el xr6 they were all shattered inside and stuff. my old man works for ford and they dont make em anymore and the newer models dont fit in. i just rang up my local wreckers (autosalvage a forum sponsor) and they ripped a set outa another el for us. $50 for both of them. they are not as darker grey as the original ones but you couldnt tell the difference. so yer if you can find em any where else maybe call autosalvage and get em posted.
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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:17 am 
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Yep I rang local dealer and he confirmed Ford dont have them anymore, I really was hoping they would have them..bugger.. I have a set of front GLI seats but the mounts are a much lighter grey. I'm thinking if I can some how remove them with out stuffing them I could spray them with some viynal spray paint close to original color and glue them back in..
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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:52 am 
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Yeah I got the same issue here, only been the last week that it has been getting to me.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:26 am 
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Seems to be a common problem for the EL XR6's as my mate is having the same issue.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:20 am 
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If it's the plastic holes the posts fit into - remove the hog rings holding the upper seat cover, partially pull the cover upwards, unclip the mounts from the bottom of the upper frame, and they'll come out by pulling them upwards.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:30 am 
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I have the same problem. Both are stuffed on both front seats on my EL XR8. I fitted Fairmont Ghia seats cause it does look ratty with the head rests flopping around.

The only reason I changed the seats was because of the busted headrest mounts.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:54 am 
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Mine are busted as well.I thought i was one of the only ones to have them both broken!Unfortunately i guess i was wrong!
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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:14 pm 
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Never knew this was a common thing. My EF XR6 and EF Gli and EL Fairmont Ghia never had this problem. Maybe its just EL XR6's and 8's.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Must have to do with the whiplash effect when taking off in a XR6....lol

Thanks for that info snap0964, will put it to the test on Sunday.
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Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:05 am 
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NP. Turn the seat cover inside out as you pull it up. Do it slowly, as there are other attachments as well - you'll see them as you go along.
Use small cable ties instead of the hog rings to do things up again.
Hog rings are a c*nt of an idea.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:56 pm 
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I just cut up the back of the gli seats to access them as I wont be using the gli seats again.. only for parts. Yep got them all out in 1 piece fantastic now off to get some vynil spay and get as a close match as possible and whack them in the xr6 seats..
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 Post subject: Re: Headrest mounts for EL XR6
Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Sorry to bring up an old thread guys. Does anyone know how to get this issue resolved?
Would a auto trimmer be able to sort it out?
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Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:16 pm 
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How do you guys all break em anyway? Or is it like the rear view mirror in a chicks car?

 

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