How to Remove Ford Explorer Seats

by Russell Wood

The Ford Explorer was popular in the 1990s. It was hard to turn around without seeing a family of four in the SUV, and there are still lots of them on the road. If you have one of these vehicles, you know that there are lots of models and styles, with many interior options. If you want to swap out your old seats for a set of fancy ones, you first need to remove the old seats. This isn't too difficult and can be done with some hand tools.

Open the doors and unbolt the front seats using a combination of the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket and open-end wrench set depending on access. It may be easier to access some bolts with a wrench as opposed to a ratchet, depending on your arm length.

Lean the seat forward and disconnect the wiring that connects to the bottom of the seat. This harness may be hard to unclip with your hands. If so, use a flat-head screwdriver to pry the latch off the harness and pull it out.

Lift up the seat by placing one hand on the headrest and one on the bottom of the seat and lift it out of the vehicle. Repeat the process for the other seats in the vehicle.

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About the Author

Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.