Section 01-10: Seats and Tracks
1996 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

Seats, Front

Four types of front seats are available on the F-Series and Bronco vehicles. They are captain, bucket, bench and 40/20/40 seats.

 

Power, Six-Way

The optional six-way power seat system is available on the 40/20/40 driver seats in SuperCab vehicles.

The seat regulator control switch (14A701) provides horizontal, vertical and tilt adjustments.

Power Controls, 40/20/40 Seat SuperCab Driver's Seat Only





ItemPart NumberDescription
1Seat Back Recliner
(Part of 62648)
2To Tilt the Back Seat, Press Here
3To Raise or Lower Seat or To Move the Seat Backward or Forward, Press Here
4To Tilt the Front of the Seat, Press Here
5Power Lumbar Switch
(Part of 14A701)

The mechanical portion of front seat track (61704) in the horizontal drive consists of a transmission and lead screw on each seat regulator control switch. The transmission, lead screw and motor are attached to the movable section of the front seat track. When the seat regulator control switch is actuated, the front armature is energized and the horizontal drive units are activated. The front seat (60012) is then moved forward or rearward by the lead screw traveling in a plastic drive block attached to each lower front seat track.

In the vertical drive, a transmission and screw drive are used. The drive units are located on the left side of the movable front seat track.

When the seat regulator control switch is actuated, the center and rear armatures are energized simultaneously and the vertical drive units are activated. The front seat is then moved up or down by the lead screws traveling in the drive nuts.

When the front tilt on the seat regulator control switch is actuated, the center armature drives the front vertical lead screw and moves the front seat to the desired position. When the rear tilt on the seat regulator control switch is actuated, the rear armature drives the rear vertical lead screw and moves the front seat to the desired position.

The motor assembly, which contains three armatures, the flexible shafts, the screw drive and gear mechanism are not serviced individually and can be serviced only by replacing the complete track assembly.

 

Circuit Protection

The power seat circuit is protected by a high current fuse located in the power distribution box.