Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Removal and installation

Power seat switch

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the three screws that secure the seat cushion side shield to the outboard seat cushion frame.

(3) Pull the seat cushion side shield away from the seat cushion frame far enough to access the power seat switch wire harness connector.

(4) Unplug the wire harness connector from the power seat switch.

(5) Remove the seat cushion side shield from the seat.

(6) Remove the two screws that secure the power seat switch to the inside of the seat cushion side shield (Fig. 2).

Fig. 2 Power Seat Switch Remove/Install
Fig. 2 Power Seat Switch Remove/Install

1 - SEAT SIDE SHIELD
2 - POWER SEAT SWITCH
3 - SCREWS

(7) Remove the power seat switch from the seat cushion side shield.

(8) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the mounting screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

Power seat adjuster and motors

(1) Move the seat to its fully raised and fully forward position, if possible.

(2) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(3) For the driver side power seaat only, unplug the seat belt switch wire harness connector from the driver side seat belt buckle half on the inboard side of the seat (Fig. 3).

(4) Unplug the power seat wire harness connector from the body wire harness connector.

Fig. 3 Driver Seat Belt Switch Connector
Fig. 3 Driver Seat Belt Switch Connector

1 - DRIVER SIDE FRONT SEAT
2 - SEAT BELT SWITCH CONNECTOR
3 - BODY WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR

(5) Remove the two screws that secure the front of the seat adjuster frame to the floor panel seat mounting reinforcement (Fig. 4).

Fig. 4 Power Seat Remove/Install
Fig. 4 Power Seat Remove/Install

1 - NUT
2 - DRIVER SIDE FRONT SEAT
3 - SCREW
4 - STUD
5 - SCREW

(6) Remove the screw that secures the outboard rear of the seat adjuster frame to the floor panel.

(7) Remove the nut that secures the inboard rear of the seat adjuster frame to the stud on the floor panel.

(8) Remove the seat and the power seat adjuster and motors assembly from the vehicle as a unit.

(9) Remove the four nuts that secure the power seat adjuster and motors assembly to the seat cushion frame (Fig. 5).

Fig. 5 Power Seat Adjuster and Motors Remove/Install
Fig. 5 Power Seat Adjuster and Motors Remove/Install

1 - POWER SEAT ADJUSTER AND MOTORS
2 - SEAT CUSHION FRAME
3 - SEAT CUSHION FRA

(10) Remove the power seat switch from the outboard side of the seat. Refer to Power Seat Switch in the index of this service manual for the location of the proper power seat switch removal and installation procedures.

(11) Disengage the power seat switch wire harness and connector from the seat cushion frame.

(12) Remove the power seat adjuster and motors assembly from the seat cushion frame.

(13) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the seat mounting hardware as follows:

  •  Seat adjuster to seat cushion frame nuts - 25 N·m (18 ft. lbs.)
  •  Seat adjuster to floor panel screws - 27 N·m (20 ft. lbs.)
  •  Seat adjuster to floor panel nut - 40 N·m (30 ft. lbs.).

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