How to Raise the Seat in a Jeep

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Jeep makes a number of vehicles, including the Wrangler, Commander, Liberty, Patriot and Grand Cherokee. Depending on the trim level of the model, it may have a manual seat or an electric seat. All Jeep vehicles with electric seats have a height adjustment feature. Many equipped with a manual seat can also be adjusted for height. The procedure to raise the seat height is the same in all Jeep vehicles.

Manual Seats

Step 1

Look closely at the side of the driver's seat near the door. Some Jeeps have a lever running horizontally with the edge of the seat cushion to raise the seat height.

Step 2

Grasp the lever firmly while sitting in the seat. Push the lever downward. The seat will raise approximately 2 inches.

Step 3

Repeat the process. Each time you push the lever down, the seat height should rise. When the lever will no longer move downward, the seat has reached its maximum height.

Lift the lever up to lower the seat height if it is too high.

Electric Seats

Step 1

Crank the Jeep's engine. The ignition must be "On" for you to adjust the seat.

Step 2

Examine the electric seat controls on the side of the driver's seat. You'll see two plastic knobs: one on the bottom and one behind it.

Step 3

Grasp the bottom plastic knob. Push it upward and hold it in place. The seat will slowly rise.

Release the knob when the ideal seat height is reached. If you decide you want to lower the seat height, push the knob down.

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