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Ford Focus Service Manual: Seat Backrest - Front - Removal and Installation

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Removal

WARNING: Never
probe the electrical connectors on air bag, Safety Canopy® or side air curtain modules. Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these modules, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.

WARNING: If the
seat side air bag cover has been damaged or separated from its mounting, or if the air bag material has been exposed, install a new seat side air bag module. Never try to repair the seat side air bag module. Failure to follow these instructions may result in the seat side air bag deploying incorrectly, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

WARNING: Front
seat backrest trim covers installed on seats equipped with seat side air bags cannot be repaired. A new trim cover must be installed. Cleaning is permissible. Failure to follow these instructions may result in the seat side air bag module deploying incorrectly and increase the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

NOTE:

For component identification and locations, refer to Seat — Exploded View, Front in this section.

  1. Remove the seat. For additional information, refer to Seat — Front in this section.
  1. Release and remove the recliner lever cover.
  1. If equipped, remove the cover, screw and seat height adjust handle.
  1. Remove the 2 screws, release all the retainer clips and remove the seat cushion side shield.
  1. Remove the 2 scrivets and inboard cover from the backrest frame.
  1. Detach the backrest cover elastic strap from behind the recliner.
  1. NOTICE: Note the position and routing of the wiring harness(es) to aid installation. An incorrectly routed wiring harness may lead to the wires becoming damaged on the seat mechanism.

    Disconnect the seat side air bag module electrical connector, detach the wire harness retainers and route out from the seat cushion.

  1. If equipped, disconnect the backrest heater mat electrical connector and route the wire harness from the seat cushion.
  1. Release the elastic straps and position aside the cushion cover flaps from the recliner mechanism and backrest pivot.
  1. For 2-door passenger seat, detach the seat track release cable from the backrest.
    • Release the backrest latch and move the backrest to the full forward dump position.
    • Detach the cable jacket from the lower clamp on the backrest recliner mechanism.
    • Detach the cable from the upper clamp on the backrest recliner mechanism.
  1. WARNING: Use
    care when the seat back frame is removed and when releasing the recliners from a backrest upright position. The recliners are spring-loaded, which may cause the recliner upper arms to fold with significant speed/force. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    With the backrest fully forward, remove the 4 backrest-to-seat track bolts and backrest.

Installation

  1. Position the backrest to the seat track and install the 4 backrest-to-seat track bolts in the following sequence.
    1. Install and hand-tighten the 4 bolts.
    1. Position the backrest to the first locked recliner position.
    1. Tighten the outboard side forward bolt to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft).
    1. Tighten the outboard side rearward bolt to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft).
    1. Tighten the inboard side rearward bolt to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft).
    1. Tighten the inboard side forward bolt to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft).
  1. For 2-door passenger seat, connect the seat track release cable to the backrest.
    • With the backrest fully forward in the dump position, attach the cable to the upper clamp on the backrest recliner mechanism.
    • Attach the cable jacket to the lower clamp.
  1. Position the cushion cover flaps and fasten the elastic straps to the recliner mechanism and backrest pivot.
  1. If equipped, route the wire harness and connect the backrest heater mat electrical connector.
    • Make sure the heater mat wiring harness exits the backrest trim cover opening on the inboard side of the driver seat or outboard side of the passenger seat.
  1. Install the side air bag wiring harness to the seat cushion as noted in removal and connect the seat side air bag module electrical connector.
    • Make sure the side air bag wire harness exits the backrest cover lower outboard opening.
  1. Fasten the backrest cover elastic strap.
  1. Install the seat cushion side shield.
    • Return any detached retainer clips to the cushion side shield and any U-nuts to the seat track.
    • Install the side shield and 2 screws.
  1. If equipped, install the seat height adjust handle.
    • Install the seat height adjust handle screw.
      • Tighten to 13 Nm (115 lb-in).
    • Install the screw cover.
  1. Install the recliner lever cover.
  1. Install the inboard cover and 2 scrivets.
  1. Install the seat. For additional information, refer to Seat — Front in this section.
Seat Backrest - Front - Disassembly and Assembly
Disassembly NOTE: For component identification and locations, refer to Seat — Exploded View, Front in this section. Remove the seat backrest. For additional information, refer to Seat Backr ...

Seat Backrest - Rear - Disassembly and Assembly
Disassembly NOTE: For component identification and locations, refer to Seat — Exploded View, Rear in this section. Remove the rear seat backrest. For additional information, refer to Seat ...

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