Cut in headrest monitor installation
Learn How to Install Headrest Monitors With or Without Integrated DVD Players in Any Vehicle
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Installing cut in headrest monitors in a Chevy Suburban
To remove your factory headrests you will need to use a allen wrench or right angle pick. Simply insert the allen wrench or pick into the hole on the side of the headrest post and pull the headrest up.
Checking for clearance and proper placement
Use the trim ring or cutting template to properly place your headrest monitor on the headrest. Makes sure to have at least 3/8″ of an inch from each corner.
Using a ruler cut your X pattern
After determining your placement with the template, start to cut you headrests from opposite corner to opposite corner. By cutting this way you will create an X pattern. Make sure to use a straight edge and start your cut 3/8″ of an inch inside of the corner.
Double check your X pattern
Once you have cut your X pattern you will need to verify that you have 1/4″ to 3/8″ from each corner uncut.
Cut the foam padding for mounting shroud
You will need to determine the amount of foam you will need to remove in order to have the headrest shroud mount flush to the headrest surface. For most monitors that is usually 1″ of foam that needs to be removed. Begin cutting the outline of the monitor.
Pull the material back to prevent accidental damage
Carefully pull the headrest material back to cut the foam out of the headrest. Cut in small step and check against the headrest shroud. It better to make a bunch of small cuts instead of one deep cut.
Check the depth of cut
Double check the depth of cut by inserting the headrest bucket into the headrest to determine whether or not you have removed enough foam. As a rule of thumb, we cut and extra 1/4″ of foam out in order to have the headrest bucket look slightly recessed in the headrest.
Run your wires and install the headrest monitors
Run your power wires through the seat an install you headrest monitors with adhesive or screws.