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How to Replace Driver Seat Recliner Handle 2008 - 2012 Ford Escape

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Created on: 2019-04-26

Check out this video on how to remove or replace the driver's side seat recliner handle on your 08-12 Ford Escape. Expert advice from 1A Auto is for you!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Driver Seat Recliner Handle
    • Lift the driver seat recliner arm
    • Pry the plastic over the retaining clip on the recliner arm using a pick tool.
  2. step 2 :Installing the Driver Seat Recliner Handle
    • Raise the driver seat recliner arm
    • Slide the handle over the recliner arm until it locks in place

Tools needed

  • Pick

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove the recliner handle on this 2012 Ford Escape. Do you need parts for you vehicle? Click the link in the description and head over to 1aauto.com.

I'm going to remove this handle. Just going to take a right angle pick, and I'm going to have to hold this handle up while I do this, and then from the back side, use the pick, get underneath there. Once you get it past, then it will slide right off. I just ruined the plastic a little bit, but it'll be okay.

Now to install this handle, I'm just going to pull up on this lever. It's kind of hard to do this. I'm just going to muscle it up a little bit and slide this in position just like that. Lock it in place.

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