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Question Question Re. Coupe Rear Seat Headrests

My S550 Coupe Owners' Manual states that the rear seat headrests can be raised and lowered electrically using switch #7 to the right of the instrument cluster.

I seldom use the rear seats but have noticed that pressing that switch did nothing but cause a slight noise in the rear seat area. Since I had my car into the dealer for other work I asked them to fix that.

The service rep called me later and said his tech told him that in the coupes the switch ONLY lowers the head rests. When I asked how the headrests are raised he said only mechanically.

In my '05 CL500 the rear seat headrests automatically raised whenever someone sat in the seat and then the button was used to electrically lower them. I would think that a 10 year newer S Class would at least do that and not require manual operation of the system.

It isn't a big deal but I wonder if other C217 owners could enlighten me as to how their cars work?

Quote from the Owners' Manual:
"Adjusting the rear seat head restraints
Lowering electrically from the front
Turn the SmartKey to position 1 or 2 in the
ignition lock (Y page 151).
Briefly press button :.
The head restraints lower.
Extending from the front electrically
Turn the SmartKey to position 1 or 2 in the
ignition lock (Y page 151).
Briefly press button : again.
The head restraints extend upwards.
Adjusting the rear seat head restraint
height mechanically (Coupe)
To raise: pull the head restraint up to the
desired position.
To lower: press release catch : and push
the head restraint."
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