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F150 HEATED DRIVER SIDE FRONT SEAT QUIT WORKING

2003 Ford F-150

Electrical problem
2003 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

What might be involved with repairing the heated seat function?
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Tinman99
November 3, 2009.



Hello –

To better assist you what is your seat not doing? Is it not heating at all?

If so have you checked the fuse

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ImpalaSS
Nov 4, 2009.
THE SEAT DEVELOPED A HOT SPOT IN IT AND THEN A FEW DAYS LATER QUIT WORKINGALTOGETHER. THE INDICATOR LIGHT STILL WORKS SO I BELIEVE IT HAS POWER. NOT A FUSE ISSUE. I BELIEVE THE PAD HAS SIMPLY " BURNED OUT". I HAVE ORDERED A GENERIC REPAIR KIT THAT REPLACES THE SEAT AND BACK PADS AND WIRING FOR $69. ANY HELP ON HOW TO REMOVE THE SIDE OF THE SEAT (PLASTIC) AND SEAT COVER WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

THANKS

Tiny
Tinman99
Nov 4, 2009.
Hello –

Do you have the full bench seat…. Or the 60/40 or with integrated restraitnts….

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ImpalaSS
Nov 4, 2009.
Yea 60/40 split bench. Just driver seat not working

Tiny
Tinman99
Nov 4, 2009.
Hello –

I gave you the info for both 60 and 40.

FRONT SEAT - 60 PERCENT

Removal

NOTE: Removing the 60 percent front bench requires more than one technician.

1. Remove the 60 percent front bench.
1. Remove the seat riser bolts and the safety belt bolt.
2. Remove the nut.
3. Disconnect the electrical connectors (if equipped) and remove the seat.
Fig. 117: Removing Front Bench Seat - 60 Percent
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Installation

1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Fig. 118: Installing Front Bench Seat - 60 Percent
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2. Check the active restraint system for correct operation. Refer to SAFETY BELT SYSTEM .

FRONT SEAT - 40 PERCENT AND CAPTAIN'S CHAIR

Removal and Installation

All vehicles

1. Remove the two front bolts.
Fig. 119: Removing Two Front Bolts
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2. Position the seat fully forward.
Vehicles with power seat
3. Raise the seat to its maximum height.
4. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).

All vehicles

5. Remove the front seat (60012).

1. Remove the rear bolts.
2. If equipped, disconnect the seat control switch electrical connector.
3. Disconnect the safety belt warning indicator electrical connector.
4. Remove the front seat.
Fig. 120: Removing Two Rear Bolts
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6. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Fig. 121: Installing Seat Bolts
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7. Check the active restraint system for correct operation.

SEAT - 60 PERCENT FRONT BENCH

Disassembly

1. Remove the seat track. Refer to SEAT TRACK-MANUAL.
2. Remove the front seat recliner dump handle (62762).
Fig. 236: Removing Front Seat Recliner Dump Handle
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3. Remove the front seat back recliner handle.
1. Remove the screw.
2. Remove the front seat back recliner handle.
Fig. 237: Removing Front Seat Back Recliner Handle
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4. Remove the front seat track side shield (62187).

1. Remove the screws.
2. Remove the pin-type retainer.
3. Disconnect the electrical connectors (if equipped) and remove the front seat track side shield.
Fig. 238: Removing Front Seat Track Side Shield
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NOTE: Do not damage the plastic pivot bushing when removing the front seat back frame.
5. Remove the front seat back frame.
1. Remove the bolts.
2. Pull the front seat back frame away from the inboard front seat hinge and remove the front seat back frame.
Fig. 239: Removing Front Seat Back Frame
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6. Remove the front seat center armrest bracket cover.
1. Remove the screw.
2. Remove the front seat center armrest bracket cover.
Fig. 240: Removing Front Seat Center Armrest Bracket Cover
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7. Remove the front seat center armrest bracket lower cover.
Fig. 241: Removing Front Seat Center Armrest Bracket Lower Cover
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8. Remove the outboard front seat armrest shield.

1. Remove the screws.
2. Remove the outboard front seat armrest shield.
Fig. 242: Removing Outboard Front Seat Armrest Shield
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9. Remove the pivot side inner cover.
10. Remove the front seat center armrest bracket bolt.
Fig. 243: Removing Front Seat Center Armrest Bracket Bolt
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11. Remove the front seat center armrest.
1. Remove the bolts.
2. Remove the front seat center armrest.
Fig. 244: Removing Front Seat Center Armrest
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12. Remove the front seat center armrest mounting bracket.
1. Remove the bolts.
2. Remove the front seat center armrest mounting bracket.
Fig. 245: Removing Front Seat Center Armrest Mounting Bracket
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13. Remove the front seat center armrest latch.
1. Remove the bolts.
2. Remove the front seat center armrest latch.
Fig. 246: Removing Front Seat Center Armrest Latch
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Assembly

1. Install the front seat center armrest latch.
1. Position the front seat center armrest latch.
2. Install the bolts.
Fig. 247: Installing Front Seat Center Armrest Latch
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2. Install the front seat center armrest mounting bracket.
1. Position the front seat center armrest mounting bracket.
2. Install the bolts.
Fig. 248: Installing Front Seat Center Armrest Mounting Bracket
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3. Install the front seat center armrest.
1. Position the front seat center armrest.
2. Install the bolts.
Fig. 249: Installing Front Seat Center Armrest
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4. Install the front seat center armrest bracket bolt.
Fig. 250: Installing Front Seat Center Armrest Bracket Bolt
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5. Install the pivot side inner cover.
6. Install the outboard front seat armrest shield.
1. Position the outboard front seat armrest shield.
2. Install the screws.
Fig. 251: Installing Outboard Front Seat Armrest Shield
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7. Install the front seat center armrest bracket lower cover.
Fig. 252: Installing Front Seat Center Armrest Bracket Lower Cover
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8. Install the front seat center armrest bracket cover.
1. Position the front seat center armrest bracket cover.
2. Install the screw.
Fig. 253: Installing Front Seat Center Armrest Bracket Cover
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NOTE: Inspect the seat back pivot bushing and replace it if it is damaged.
9. Install the front seat back frame.
1. Position the front seat back frame.
2. Install the bolts.
Fig. 254: Installing Front Seat Back Frame
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10. Install the front seat track shield.
1. Connect the electrical connectors (if equipped) and position the front seat track shield.
2. Install the pin-type retainer.
3. Install the screws.
Fig. 255: Installing Front Seat Track Shield
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11. Install the front seat back adjust handle.
1. Position the front seat back adjust handle.
2. Install the screw.
Fig. 256: Installing Front Seat Back Adjust Handle
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12. Install the front seat recliner dump handle.
Fig. 257: Installing Front Seat Recliner Dump Handle
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SEAT - 40 PERCENT AND CAPTAIN'S CHAIR

Disassembly

1. Remove the seat track. Refer to SEAT TRACK-MANUAL or SEAT TRACK-POWER.
NOTE: Manual seat is shown, power seat is similar.
2. Remove the safety belt buckle.
1. Disconnect the safety belt warning indicator switch electrical connector.
2. Remove the fastener.
3. Remove the safety belt buckle (61203).
Fig. 258: Removing Safety Belt Buckle
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3. Pull to remove the lumbar support adjuster knob (62622).
Fig. 259: Removing Lumbar Support Adjuster Knob
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4. Remove the lumbar support adjuster (65501).
1. Remove the two screws.
2. Remove the lumbar support adjuster.
Fig. 260: Removing Lumbar Support Adjuster
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NOTE: The lumbar support assembly must be fully relaxed.
5. Fig. 261: Identifying Lumbar Support Adjuster
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6. Separate the lumbar support adjuster from the adjuster cable.
7. Disconnect the front seat back recliner from the front seat cushion frame (63101).
1. Remove the bolts.
2. Disconnect the front seat back recliner (62187).
Fig. 262: Disconnecting Front Seat Back Recliner From Front Seat Cushion Frame
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NOTE: Do not damage the plastic pivot bushing when removing the seat back frame.
8. Pull the front seat back frame away from the inboard front seat hinge.
• If equipped, feed the lumbar support cable through the seat cushion opening while removing the front seat back.
Fig. 263: Pulling Front Seat Back Frame Away From Inboard Front Seat Hinge
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Assembly

NOTE: Inspect the seat back pivot bushing and replace if damaged.
1. Push the seat back frame onto the front seat hinge.
• If equipped, feed the lumbar support adjuster cable through the seat cushion.
Fig. 264: Pushing Seat Back Frame Onto Front Seat Hinge
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2. Connect the front seat back recliner to the front seat cushion frame.
1. Position the front seat back recliner.
2. Install the bolts.
Fig. 265: Connecting Front Seat Back Recliner To Front Seat Cushion Frame
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3. Connect the lumbar support adjuster to the adjuster cable.
Fig. 266: Connecting Lumbar Support Adjuster To Adjuster Cable
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4. Install the lumbar support adjuster.
0. Position the lumbar support adjuster.
1. Install the two screws.
Fig. 267: Installing Lumbar Support Adjuster
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5. Install the lumbar support adjuster knob.
Fig. 268: Installing Lumbar Support Adjuster Knob
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NOTE: Manual seat is shown, power seat is similar.
NOTE: Apply Ford Threadlock 262 E2FZ-19554-B meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A6 or equivalent to fasteners when installing safety belt buckle or retractor assemblies.
6. Install the safety belt buckle.
0. Install the safety belt buckle.
1. Install the safety belt fastener.
2. Connect the safety belt warning indicator switch electrical connector.
Fig. 269: Installing Safety Belt Buckle
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7. Install the front seat track. Refer to SEAT TRACK-MANUAL or SEAT TRACK-POWER.
8. Check the restraint system for correct operation.

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Please let us know if what the final fix was for your car so we can better assist others. Thanks!

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ImpalaSS
Nov 4, 2009.
Hello –

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


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Thank you very much for the donation

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ImpalaSS
Nov 4, 2009.