How to open center console work surface on Ford F-150

For your convenience, the fourteenth generation of Ford F-150 features an optional interior work surface in the center console.

Interior Work Surface on 2021 Ford F-150 14th generation – (photo by Ford)

One of the main arguments in favor of buying a Ford F-150 has always been its usability. This is also the main reason why Ford has thought about how the truck can make everyday life even easier. The new center console is a result of these considerations and can now be used as a flat work surface. To do this, the gearshift lever can be folded down and the center console can be converted into a table. This creates a practical work surface for signing important documents, putting down the laptop or a snack in between.


To open the work surface, first stow the console shifter by pressing its button to the left-hand side of the shifter.

The stow function allows the shifter to lay flat in the console, enabling the use of the working surface tray.

Note: Do not store objects in the selector lever stow bin, and be sure that the bottom selector lever tray mat is flat inside the selector lever stow bin. If there are objects in the stow bin while stowing the selector lever, the selector lever could come back to the upright park (P) position.

Next, press the release button on top of the arm-rest.

Then pull up and unfold the work surface flat on the center console.

You cannot drive your vehicle when work surface is in open position. Return the work surface to the home position before driving.


Which F-150 models have work surface?

Interior Work Surface is an optional feature available on all trims XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited for a price of about $165.

Contact the author: gabrielfleming@wheelsjoint.com



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