seat cover replacement July 03, 2009, 01:24:05 AM Seat cover removeal.start with this thread on how to get at the retainer for the head rest.http://www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com/showthread.php?t=24336Unzip seat cover and remove the little lever do hicky on the rear lower part of the seat and seat belt guide thing on top.Tilt seat forward Reach up inside the seat cover and you will find the assembly that guides your head rest.feel for the clip mentioned in the above link.now feel for the thin sheet metal track that guides your head rest.Position head rest almost all the way down into the seat.From the bottom of the back side of the seat, slide hacksaw blade on the front side of the headrest mount but inside the sheet metal track. It is not easy to over come the tention of the clips but this step is required to keep constant presure on the clips.once you have your hacksaw blade stuffed up in between the sheet metal guide and the headrest mount and have over came two points of tension from the heavy duty retainer sping clips, you can now yank up on the head rest to remove the whole unit. Now you can simply pull / yank up on the plastic trim piece that sticks down into the seat back.now you can roll up your seat cover but only a couple inches.there are two veritcal rods on each side of the seat wich are hooked inward at the bottom and held with metal ring crimps. pry out the metal rods from the rings. You may need to open up the ring slightly or pry them apart in order to get the rods free.once the rods are not held by the rings, you can carefull extract the rods bringing them out the bottom.now roll seat cover up to the next set of PITA metal rings.open rings or whatever it takes to relase the seat cover metal rod from the seat back metal rod.now finish lifting cover offinstall new cover which will be rolled up half way.use zip ties instead of the metal rings to re-secure the halfway point seat back cover to the metal rods.now roll down the remaining portion of seat covernow install the two vertical metal rods back in place. Note- the top portion of the metal rods are placed behind the horizontal metal rods you found in the middle of the seat back.zipper the seat shuttake headrest assembly over to the vise and secure it with the knotch up. File down the sharp 90deg angles on the notch so that each side is now 45deg. Why? so the next time you want the headrest off, you can pull it out easy as pie. I know,, I tried it and it works perfect.insert your headrest pieces parts and your little cover on the rear of the seat back.,, done.While you are at it, and you have this type of console, see if the loose feeling in the console can be the same problem I had. The seat pivit bolt on the armrest side was loose. I tightened it down and the sheetmetal in the seat back was stripped out. Also, there was significant play in the pivit area. I added washers under the torx bolt head and added a nut to the bolt end. This was a perfect fix for my problem with the arm rest feeling loose all the time.PS. shop manual says to come into the front top side of headrest with a thin metal sheetmetal and insert that down into the headrest track. I had **ZERO** clearance for this option so i chose to do the same process coming in from the bottom of the seat.good luck,, enjoy the many cuts on your hands.