Ford Explorer: Front Seats / Removal and Installation - Front Seat Cushion Cover

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Front Seats / Removal and Installation - Front Seat Cushion Cover

Removal

Passenger seat

  1. Remove the OCS.
    Refer to: Occupant Classification System (OCS) Sensor - Vehicles Without: Multi-Contour Seats (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Occupant Classification System (OCS) Sensor - Vehicles With: Multi-Contour Seats (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).

Driver seat

  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 screws and the front seat valance.

  1. Release the front seat backrest panel straps.
    1. If equipped with heated seat.
      Detach the retainer and position the wiring harness aside.
    1. Release the backrest panel straps.
  1. Detach the front seat electrical connectors and wiring harness retainers and position the wiring harnesses aside.
  1. Detach the front seat cushion cover rear J-clips and position the cushion cover aside.
  1. If equipped with heated seat.
    Disconnect the front seat cushion heater mat electrical connector.

  1. Remove the front seat cushion cover and foam as an assembly.
    1. Detach the cushion cover J-clip.
    1. On both sides.
      Detach the cushion cover J-clips.

All seats

  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Position the rear portion of the seat cushion cover from the foam.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    NOTE: Base seat shown, all others similar.


    Remove the seat cushion cover.
    1. Invert the seat cushion cover.
    1. NOTICE: Use care when separating the seat cushion trim cover from the hook-and-loop strips or the hook-and-loop strips may be torn from the seat cushion foam pad.

      Release hook-and-loop strips.
    1. NOTICE: Use care when separating the seat cushion from the hook-and-arrow or the hook may be torn from the seat cushion foam pad.

      Release the hook and arrows.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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