Tip & How-To about 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

Bothersome Headrest Fix

I just got a 2008 Cobalt and I didn't like the way the headrest tilted my head forward. I found that I could remove the headrest and turn it around. It is much more comfortable that way.

The first step is to lift the headrest to the highest height.
Then insert a paper clip in the little hole on the side of the headrest slide. (You may have to press the realease ad lift on the other side first)
The headrest will then lift out completely.
Flip it around and put it back in.

You will need the paper clip to adjust the height, but this seems like a one time adjustment.

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