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Old 06-24-2007, 12:50 AM
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w123 rear headrest question

Hi, I am new to this forum and haven't been able to find any pictures on 123 rear headrests. I have all the brackets but I am having a hard time fining out which headrests are for the rear. Are they the same has the front or are they the ones that have a bend in the shafts. Kind of like 126 rears.
Here are a couple of pics of the two different ones. Any info would be great.
w123 rear headrest question-123-rear-headrest1.jpg

w123 rear headrest question-123-rear-headrest2.jpg

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Old 06-24-2007, 01:35 AM
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I believe the rear headrest, a mostly European option, has the bent legs. Not sure if the ones pictured are the correct ones, but I know the correct ones are bent.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:54 AM
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Yes, bent legs.
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:57 PM
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Thanks guys
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:11 PM
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I did that retrofit on my 300SD. Real easy and looks sweet.

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I also did the retrofit...everyone comments on how comfortable they are
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:47 PM
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I thought about rear headrests when I owned my first 300D. I changed my mind when I realised that they would cut some of my rear view visibility and also I rarely ever had rear sear passengers. No one also really wanted to sit behind me anyway because I needed to have my seat all the way back.

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Old 06-25-2007, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by 123euroowner View Post
I also did the retrofit...everyone comments on how comfortable they are
Likewise. Visibility isn't really cut, there is enough space above the headrests and in between them, plus the sill line of the rear windshield is low enough so you can still see back.

See my pics on the install: rear headrest install

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