Ford Explorer: Front Seats / Removal and Installation - Front Seat Control Switch

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Front Seats / Removal and Installation - Front Seat Control Switch


NOTE: Driver seat control switch shown, all others similar.

  1. Remove the front seat.
    Refer to: Front Seat (501-10A Front Seats, Removal and Installation).
  1. If equipped with manual recline.
    Remove the front seat recline handle cover.
    1. Lift the recline handle.
    1. Remove the screw.
    1. Remove the recline handle cover.
  1. Remove the side shield screw.
    1. Lift up and out, separating the side shield from the recliner bracket.
    1. Slide the side shield forward and separate the side shield from the seat.
  1. Disconnect the front seat control switch electrical connector and remove the side shield.
  1. Remove the front seat control switch knob(s).
  1. Remove the screws and the front seat control switch.


  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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