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Old 07-09-2011, 10:52 AM   #1
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Door Removal

I have a 2008 two door Jeep Wrangler and I went to take the doors off this morning. When I was unplugging the electrical I noticed there was another electrical chord that went up higher and did not see to be able to be disconnected... Did anyone else have this problem and what should I do?

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Old 07-09-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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I didnt have any wires on my doors... Do you have power windows/locks?

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Old 07-09-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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It sounds like the first one was jut te retaining strap that loops over a hook to keep the door from opening too far. The second one is the actual electrical plug. You need to slide the red locking tab over then press the tab on the plug and pull down.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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Additional wire, can't remove door

Was anyone able to answer this question? I have the same problem on an 08 4 door. There is an additional wire that ties into the electric cord that you do remove. It comes from higher up (or above) the electric cord you remove. This additional wire is only on the driver side. So in other words, once you remove the electric wire with the red clip, it is still attached to Jeep due to this additional wire. Any ideas?
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:43 AM   #5
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Was anyone able to answer this question? I have the same problem on an 08 4 door. There is an additional wire that ties into the electric cord that you do remove. It comes from higher up (or above) the electric cord you remove. This additional wire is only on the driver side. So in other words, once you remove the electric wire with the red clip, it is still attached to Jeep due to this additional wire. Any ideas?

Did you buy your Jeep new or used? I'd check and see if there was some type of aftermarket product installed. I'm betting there was an aftermarket alarm put in.
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Pictures of the wires would be helpful.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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I have an '07 JKU and this is how mine work, just 1 wire connector and 1 check strap per door:

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1. Roll down all your windows. Then, using a Torx T-50 bit, remove the nuts located on the base of each of your Jeep JK Wrangler’s door hinges as shown in this pic.

2. The plug of your Jeep JK Wrangler’s front door wiring is located under your dash and is locked in place. In order to remove this plug, you will need to first slide the red locking tab over to the side as shown in this pic. (Photo shows the plug already removed so that you can get a better look at what everything looks like)

3. Press the release tab on the end of the wiring harness plug and then wiggle it side to side while pulling down until it comes free.

4. Pull the strap up off the door strap retaining hook and then, carefully lift your door up and off your Jeep JK Wrangler’s hinges. The front doors can be quite heavy especially if you have automatic windows and locks. Carefully set your door aside and repeat process on the opposite side.

5. If you have a 4-door, slide your front seats all the way forward so that you can open up the access panel located on your Jeep JK Wrangler’s B-Pillar.
6. As before, the wiring harness plug will be locked in place and in order to remove it, you will need to first slide the red locking tab over to the side as shown in this pic.
7. Press the release tab on the end of the wiring harness plug and then wiggle it side to side while pulling down until it comes free.
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I have an '07 JKU and this is how mine work, just 1 wire connector and 1 check strap per door:

Instructions


1. Roll down all your windows. Then, using a Torx T-50 bit, remove the nuts located on the base of each of your Jeep JK Wrangler’s door hinges as shown in this pic.

2. The plug of your Jeep JK Wrangler’s front door wiring is located under your dash and is locked in place. In order to remove this plug, you will need to first slide the red locking tab over to the side as shown in this pic. (Photo shows the plug already removed so that you can get a better look at what everything looks like)

3. Press the release tab on the end of the wiring harness plug and then wiggle it side to side while pulling down until it comes free.

4. Pull the strap up off the door strap retaining hook and then, carefully lift your door up and off your Jeep JK Wrangler’s hinges. The front doors can be quite heavy especially if you have automatic windows and locks. Carefully set your door aside and repeat process on the opposite side.

5. If you have a 4-door, slide your front seats all the way forward so that you can open up the access panel located on your Jeep JK Wrangler’s B-Pillar.
6. As before, the wiring harness plug will be locked in place and in order to remove it, you will need to first slide the red locking tab over to the side as shown in this pic.
7. Press the release tab on the end of the wiring harness plug and then wiggle it side to side while pulling down until it comes free.
This is how mine comes apart all so. No other wire.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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I'm having trouble getting wiring unplugged...I just got my 2013 wrangler and I flip the red switch up and press down and pull and nothing... Help? :-/
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I'm having trouble getting wiring unplugged...I just got my 2013 wrangler and I flip the red switch up and press down and pull and nothing... Help? :-/
Did you try wiggling it side to side as you're pulling? Sometimes those plugs can be a bit tight, especially if it's a brand new Jeep.
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On my 13 and my buds 12 it seems like they only release when they want to. Slide the red tab over and press down firmly to release. They will eventually let go. Sometimes its smooth. The above write up is good.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #12
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I just had to deal with those plugs with the red tabs today.

What seemed to work with me is that after you move the red tab to the unlock position, slightly push the two halves of the connector TOWARD each other and then press down on the release mechanism and pull them apart. It felt like it relieved the pressure and made them easier to pull apart.

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