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Old 11-07-2012, 12:33 PM
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Door Panel Removal

Is it just me or is removing the door panels a bitch????
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Aw man don't say that lol I'm about to install some illusion comps, zuki amp, Alpine H800 DSP and jl stealth box. Lol any tips on thoes door panels?
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It gets more difficult every new model. I almost hate to touch them anymore. Doing so can result in rattles, and broken items. I once broke a power mirror switch (on a different ride). Gone are the days of pulling OE head units in 10 seconds (remember the FORD radios with U-tools for removal). I want to do my Jeep soon, but I rarely drive it (the wife does).
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:04 PM
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Re: Door Panel Removal

I don't find it to be all that hard at all.

I have removed my door panels more than a few times and they are fine.

I did couple times when I replaced my mirrors and they when I replaced my door handles.

It is very straight forward.

You should find a panel removal tool I use mine all the time even for getting out those to stupid rivets in the wheel arches.

The one thing that I wish the would fix was the fact that jeep does not use one type of fastener consistantly. So to remove the door panel, you need a 10mm socket and a philips head screwdriver.
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I bookmarked this a while back for when I do it, have not attempted it yet though. Page 31.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/interior/201...moval_001E.pdf
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Holly crap! Thx you so much for that PDF this is perfect. Seats,sub,speakers,door panels, rear door hatch everything! PERFECT!
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Re: Door Panel Removal

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I don't find it to be all that hard at all.

I have removed my door panels more than a few times and they are fine.

I did couple times when I replaced my mirrors and they when I replaced my door handles.

It is very straight forward.

You should find a panel removal tool I use mine all the time even for getting out those to stupid rivets in the wheel arches.

The one thing that I wish the would fix was the fact that jeep does not use one type of fastener consistantly. So to remove the door panel, you need a 10mm socket and a philips head screwdriver.
X2, it gets easier after the first time you do it. Make sure the fasteners are lined up before securing the panel back on.
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Re: Door Panel Removal

I have used these dozens of times:

5 Piece Auto Trim and Molding Tool Set

$7 well spent. Metal ones (or screwdrivers) will scratch the heck out of your paint. These won't.
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Re: Door Panel Removal

Snap on panel popper. Best tool you will ever find for removing panels, hell I use it on everything. Have the three piece set. Pricey but absolutly invaluable
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Re: Door Panel Removal

I have one problem with the door panel removal and I have downloaded the PDF. I cannot figure out how to remove the plastic panel in front of the bolt under the door handle. I don't want to break it and even though I see the picture I cannot figure it out. The rest of it looks straight forward. Any help would be much appreciated.

This is for my 2011 Grand Cherokee.

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I used a very tiny flat head screwdriver and worked my way around, it popped off no problem.
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Thank you for the response. I will give that a try.
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