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How do I get the head rest off a 2009 Chev Impala. It is awful it hits me in the top of the head

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I agree it's absolutely awful. The NHTSA mandated "better" head support in the event of a rear-end collision, in the absence of automated supports, GM bent the enormous headrest far too forward. I think they may eventually find a class-action suit for the neck strain the unnatural position causes.
To remove them, push the clip in on the side that has one, near at the bottom of the post. The other side will have a pinhole on the inside. Insert a paper-clip or narrow electronics-style screwdriver into that hole, and while depressing the clip on the other side with your finger, pull up and out.
The posts are very long, you may have to recline the seat to pull it out all the way. I replaced mine with a set that I bought off of ebay for a 2005 (which doesn't fit exactly but I was able to bend it enough to work). I then de-skinned my old ones and covered the replacement with the original skin (huge hassle trust me, if you have very strong hands you might try it).
Another solution would be to replace your head-rests with a set of aftermarket adjustable-post DVD-player-screen headrests. You can get a set for

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