Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Seats

Removal and installation

Head restraint sleeve

REMOVAL

NOTE: When replacing a head restraint sleeve, the retaining tabs on the sleeve will be damaged during the removal process. Check the availability of replacement parts before servicing.

(1) Raise head restraint to the full up position.

(2) Turn head restraint lock thumbwheel to release head restraint and pull head restraint upward to remove from seat back.

(3) Insert head restraint sleeve extractor (special tool 6773) (Fig. 1) and (Fig. 2) into the seat back.

(4) The retaining tabs are positioned on each side of the sleeve, when inserting the extractor, ensure that the flat of the collar is facing the side of the seatback (Fig. 3).

(5) Using a small hammer, tap extractor downward to release sleeve retaining tab.

(6) Remove extractor tool from sleeve, rotate tool 180 degrees (Fig. 4) and repeat steps 3 and 4.

(7) Remove extractor tool from sleeve and remove sleeve from seat back.

Fig. 1 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor
Fig. 1 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor

1 - SEAT BACK
2 - HEAD RESTRAINT SLEEVE
3 - EXTRACTOR TOOL 6773

Fig. 2 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Installation
Fig. 2 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Installation

1 - SEAT BACK
2 - HEAD RESTRAINT SLEEVE
3 - EXTRACTOR TOOL 6773

Fig. 3 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Positioning
Fig. 3 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Positioning

1 - EXTRACTOR TOOL 6773
2 - SEAT BACK
3 - LOCK RELEASE THUMBWHEEL

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the sleeve in the seat back.

(2) Firmly, push sleeve down to snap into place.

(3) Install head restraint.

Head restraint cover

REMOVAL

(1) Remove head restraint from the bucket seat.

(2) Remove the screws attaching the bezel and adjuster bar to the head restraint (Fig. 5).

(3) Pull the adjuster bar from the head restraint.

(4) Roll the cover upward and separate from the head restraint cushion (Fig. 6).

Fig. 4 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Positioning
Fig. 4 Head Restraint Sleeve Extractor Positioning

1 - EXTRACTOR TOOL 6773
2 - SEAT BACK
3 - LOCK RELEASE THUMBWHEEL

Fig. 5 Head Restraint
Fig. 5 Head Restraint

1 - HEAD RESTRAINT
2 - BEZEL
3 - ADJUSTER BAR

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the cover on the head restraint cushion and roll the cover downward.

(2) Position the adjuster bar in the head restraint.

(3) Install the screws attaching the bezel and adjuster bar to the head restraint.

(4) Install head restraint in the bucket seat.

Fig. 6 Head Restraint Cover
Fig. 6 Head Restraint Cover

1 - HEAD RESTRAINT COVER
2 - HEAD RESTRAINT CUSHION

Bucket seat

REMOVAL

(1) Remove bolts attaching seat to floor pan (Fig.

7).

(2) Remove nut attaching seat to floor pan.

(3) For power seat, disconnect wire harness connector.

If equipped, disconnect wire harness for heated seat.

(4) Disconnect seat belt buckle warning wire harness connector.

(5) Separate seat from floor panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position seat on floor pan.

(2) Connect seat belt buckle warning wire harness connector.

(3) For power seats, connect wire harness connector.

If equipped, connect harness for heated seat.

(4) Install front fasteners attaching seat to floor pan. Tighten to 27 N·m (20 ft. lbs.) torque.

(5) Install rear fasteners attaching seat to floor pan. Tighten to 27 N·m (20 ft. lbs.) torque.

(6) Install nut attaching seat to floor pan. Tighten to 40 N·m (30 ft. lbs.) torque.

Bucket seat track

REMOVA

NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with manually adjusted bucket seats, the inboard or outboard seat track may be serviced separately.

(1) Remove bucket seat from vehicle.

(2) Remove screws attaching the side shield trim cover from the seat.

Fig. 7 Bucket Seat-Power Seat
Fig. 7 Bucket Seat-Power Seat

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

(3) If equipped, disengage the power seat connector from the power seat switch.

(4) Remove the nuts attaching the seat track to the bucket seat platform.

(5) When separating the seat track from the platform, route the power seat switch connector through the access hole in the seat cushion frame, if equipped.

INSTALLATION

(1) While positioning the seat track on the bucket seat platform, route the power seat switch connector through the access hole in the seat cushion frame, if equipped.

(2) Install the nuts attaching the seat track to the bucket seat platform.

(3) If equipped, engage the power seat connector to the power seat switch.

(4) Install screws attaching the side shield trim cover to the seat.

(5) Install bucket seat.

Bucket seat platform

Bucket seat platforms are not repairable. If the seat platform is damaged, replace platform as a unit.

Bucket seatback cover

REMOVAL

(1) Remove seat.

(2) Remove head restraint, if equipped.

(3) Remove screws attaching side shield trim cover to bucket seat.

(4) If equipped, disengage power seat wire connector from power seat switch.

(5) Remove the inboard seatback pivot bolt and large plastic washer.

(6) Position the seatback in the full forward or full recline position.

(7) Remove the seatback cover J straps from the base of the seatback.

(8) Roll the seatback cover upward, disengage electrical connectors for heated seat grid, if equipped.

(Fig. 8).

(9) Disengage the hogrings attaching the seatback cover to the seatback cushion support wires (Fig. 9).

(10) Roll the seatback cover upward and disengage the hook and loop fastener (Fig. 10).

(11) Roll seatback cover up and over the head restraint sleeves, if equipped and separate from the seatback.

Fig. 8 Seatback Cover
Fig. 8 Seatback Cover

1 - SEAT BACK COVER
2 - SEAT BACK CUSHION

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the seatback cover on the seatback cushion and roll seatback cover down over the head restraint sleeves. Route the sleeves through the access holes in the cover, if equipped.

(2) Roll the seatback cover downward and engage the hook and loop fastener. Engage electrical connectors for heated seat grid, if equipped.

(3) Continue rolling the cover downward and engage the hogrings attaching the seatback cover to the seatback cushion support wires.

Fig. 9 Hog Ring
Fig. 9 Hog Ring

1 - SEAT BACK CUSHION
2 - HOG RING
3 - SUPPORT

Fig. 10 Hook And Loop Fastener
Fig. 10 Hook And Loop Fastener

1 - SEAT BACK COVER
2 - HOOK AND LOOP FASTENER
3 - SEAT BACK CUS

(4) Engage the seatback cover J straps to the base of the seatback.

(5) Install the inboard seatback pivot bolt and large plastic washer.

(6) Install the side shield trim cover.

(7) Install head restraint, if equipped.

(8) Install seat.

Bucket seatback

REMOVAL

(1) Remove seat.

(2) Remove side shield trim cover.

(3) Remove inboard seatback pivot bolt and washer.

(4) Remove bolts attaching recliner to seat cushion frame (Fig. 11).

(5) Separate seatback from vehicle.

Fig. 11 Bucket Seatback
Fig. 11 Bucket Seatback

1 - SEAT BACK
2 - RECLINER
3 - SEAT CUSHION

INSTALLATION

(1) Position seatback on seat cushion frame.

(2) Install inboard seatback pivot bolt and washer.

(3) Install bolts attaching recliner to seat cushion frame.

(4) Install side shield trim cover.

(5) Install seat.

Bucket seat cushion cover

REMOVAL

(1) Remove seat from vehicle.

(2) Remove side shield trim cover.

(3) Remove seatback.

(4) With the cushion side down, disengage the forward, rearward and inboard J-straps.

(5) Disengage the clips attaching the outboard side of the cover to the cushion frame.

(6) Turn the cushion over and roll the cover off the cushion.

(7) Disengage the electrical connectors for the heated seat, if equipped.

(8) Remove the hog rings attaching the cover to the cushion support wires (Fig. 12).

(9) Separate the cover from the cushion.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the cover on the cushion.

(2) Engage the electrical connectors for the heated seat, if equipped.

(3) Install the hog rings attaching the cover to the cushion support wires.

Fig. 12 Seat Cushion Cover Hog Rings
Fig. 12 Seat Cushion Cover Hog Rings

1 - SEAT CUSHION COVER
2 - SEAT CUSHION
3 - HOG RING

(4) With the cushion side down, engage the forward, rearward and inboard J-straps.

(5) Engage the clips attaching the outboard side of the cover to the cushion frame.

(6) Install seatback.

(7) Install side shield trim cover.

(8) Install seat.

Bucket seat recliner

REMOVAL

(1) Remove side shield trim cover.

(2) Disengage seatback cover zipper.

(3) Roll outer seatback cover upward.

(4) Remove bolts attaching recliner to seatback and seat cushion frames (Fig. 13).

(5) Separate recliner from seat.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position recliner on seat.

(2) Install bolts attaching recliner to seatback and seat cushion frames (Fig. 13).

(3) Roll seatback cover downward.

(4) Engage seatback cover zipper.

(5) Install side shield trim cover.

Rear seat cushion

REMOVAL

(1) Disengage seat cushion at rear by pulling upward on release strap (Fig. 14).

(2) Tilt seat cushion forward.

(3) Disengage seat cushion latch with right side release lever. Separate right side latch and left side seat bracket from floor anchor bolts, and remove cushion from vehicle (Fig. 15).

Fig. 13 Bucket Seat Recliner
Fig. 13 Bucket Seat Recliner

1 - SEAT BACK CUSHION
2 - SEAT CUSHION
3 - REMOVE
4 - RECLINER HANDLE
5 - RECLINER

Fig. 14 Seat Cushion Release Strap
Fig. 14 Seat Cushion Release Strap

1 - REAR SEAT CUSHION
2 - RELEASE STRAP

INSTALLATION

(1) Position seat cushion in vehicle.

(2) Insert left pivot in anchor grommet.

(3) Force right side latch onto anchor bolt and pivot seat cushion to horizontal position.

(4) Lock seat cushion in-place by pressin

Fig. 15 Rear Seat Cushion/Seat Back
Fig. 15 Rear Seat Cushion/Seat Back

1 - SEAT BACK LATCH STRIKER BRACKET
2 - SEAT BACK LATCH STRIKER
3 - SEAT BACK
4 - PIVOT SPACER
5 - GROMMET
6 - SEAT CUSHION
7 - BUSHING

Rear seatback

REMOVAL

(1) Disengage the seat cushion at the rear by pulling upward on the release strap.

(2) Tilt the seat cushion forward.

(3) Remove the shoulder/lap belt buckles from the elastic straps.

(4) Release the seatback latch from the striker.

(5) Remove the pivot bolts and the washers from the wheelhouse panel anchors (Fig. 15).

(6) Tilt the seatback forward, lift it upward and remove it from the vehicle.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the seatback in the vehicle.

(2) Install the pivot bolts and the washer. Tighten the bolts with 33 N·m (25 ft. lbs.) torque.

(3) Engage the seatback latch with the striker.

(4) Insert the shoulder/lap belt buckles in the elastic straps.

(5) Pivot the seat cushion to the horizontal position and lock it in-place by pressing firmly on the center of the cushion until the latch engages.

Rear seat cushion cover

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the seat cushion from the vehicle.

(2) Remove the cover side, front and rear retaining clips from the wire retainers with an appropriate removal tool (Fig. 16).

(3) Remove the serrated retainers from the front ends of the cover with a trim panel removal tool (Fig.

17).

(4) Remove the seat cover from the cushion.

Fig. 16 Seat Cushion Cover Retaining Clip Removal
Fig. 16 Seat Cushion Cover Retaining Clip Removal

1 - REMOVER TOOL
2 - SEAT COVER

Fig. 17 Seat Cushion Cover Retaining Clip Removal
Fig. 17 Seat Cushion Cover Retaining Clip Removal

1 - CLIP REMOVER TOOL
2 - SEAT COVER CLIPS

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the replacement cover on the cushion.

(2) Compress the cover and attach the retaining clips to the front and rear wire retainers.

(3) Install the serrated retainers at the ends of the cover.

(4) Install the seat cushion in the vehicle. If necessary, refer to the installation procedure.

Rear seatback latch striker and bumper

REMOVAL

(1) Disengage seat cushion at the rear by pulling upward on the release strap.

(2) Tilt seat cushion forward.

(3) Release seatback latch from striker.

(4) Tilt seatback forward for access to striker bracket.

(5) Remove screws (Fig. 18) attaching latch striker bracket and shims to trim panel.

Fig. 18 Seatback Latch Striker Bracket
Fig. 18 Seatback Latch Striker Bracket

1 - SEAT BACK LATCH STRIKER BRACKET
2 - SEAT BACK LATCH STRIKER
3 - SEAT BACK
4 - SEAT CUSHION

INSTALLATION

(1) Position shims and latch striker bracket on trim panel.

(2) Install screws attaching latch striker bracket and shims to trim panel. Tighten screws to 6 N·m (50 in. lbs.) torque.

(3) Engage seatback latch with striker.

(4) Pivot seat cushion to horizontal position and lock it in-place by pressing firmly on center of the cushion until latch engages.

Rear seatback cover

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the seatback from the vehicle.

(2) Remove the seatback latch release handle and bezel from the seatback.

(3) Disengage the cover zippers.

(4) Disengage the J-strap attaching the cover to the seat back frame (Fig. 19).

(5) Remove the cover from the seatback pad.

INSTALLATION

(1) Install the cover on the seatback.

(2) Attach the cover J-strap to the seatback frame.

(3) Engage the cover zippers.

(4) Install the seat latch release bezel and handle.

(5) Install the seatback in the vehicle.

Fig. 19 Seatback Cover Removal
Fig. 19 Seatback Cover Removal

1 - SEAT BACK
2 - COVER ZIPPER

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