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Old 06-10-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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doors off/map light question

anyone know any at home remedies for keeping your map lights off when you remove the doors.
I know i can order those little clips, but does anyone have any good temporary fixes until then?

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Old 06-10-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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unplug the door switch.

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Old 06-10-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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There's a fuse block behind the glove box. Pull the one for the dome lites/dinger and no more problem.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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where is that plug?...behind where the little door pin is?

I was thinking of just pulling the fuse?
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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there is a fuse behind the glove box to pull. it is even marked something like "door disable"
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:28 PM   #6
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ok I just went and looked. its the bottom right fuse. It is marked "Door Sw Defeat"

In case you dont dont how to get to the fuse box...

open the glove box door...there is a black strap on the right hand side...just slide it out of the door. Then lower the glove box door and it will come off at the hinge. You will see the fuse box behind there.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:44 PM   #7
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alright found the fuse and pulled it...Now I just have to get the doors off. Original owner told me he never had them off...this is gonna be fun.
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I unplug the plug at the door. If this is your first time doing so, simply reach behind the dash where the button for the door is, Find the wire for the button, grab the plastic end and push it towards you so this will make the button come out of the dash so then you can see how its connected together.. To unplug it, grab both ends and pull. Let the wire dangle around in there. it sounds harder than it actually is so..


To remove the doors, undo the nuts (i think 13mm wrench should do it) and then unhook the strap on the inside and pull the entire door UP. If it doesnt come out, swing it in and out as you're pulling up. The passenger doors was my hardest since it doesnt get much use.
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I unplug the plug at the door. If this is your first time doing so, simply reach behind the dash where the button for the door is, Find the wire for the button, grab the plastic end and push it towards you so this will make the button come out of the dash so then you can see how its connected together.. To unplug it, grab both ends and pull. Let the wire dangle around in there. it sounds harder than it actually is so..
I will never understand why you persist in recommending pulling the left and right door switches when the Jeep was specifically designed to disable the overhead lights by simply pulling fuse #4. The interior lights can still be turned on when fuse #4 is out by rotating the dash light dimmer control until it clicks.
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i donno might be because i dont like messing with the tiny fuses giving or a chance of damaging the fuse holder thingy.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:09 PM   #11
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I have yet to have the "map light" stay on, in my 08, when I take the doors off.....hmmmmmmmmm

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well i got the doors off pretty easily for them never being off...ever.

Got a little creative with a 2 ton floor jack, 3 bricks, a piece of wood and a beach towel, lol.
Sounds a little much but it took less than 30 seconds to get each one off. And about a minute to execute the whole jack brick wood thing.
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I have yet to have the "map light" stay on, in my 08, when I take the doors off.....hmmmmmmmmm

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i dont know how the switch is on the 08ts however on mine, i turn the light switch and the lights go on. On ours, the light switch pulls towards the driver to turn the lights on. For the new tjs i think it spins and its on the steering column? Maybe you pull the thing outwards to turn on the dome light? No idea. Perhaps some one that has a new tj will chime in?
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:54 PM   #14
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ok so the doors are off, Now I need a quick easy cheap fix to get a somewhat decent mirror on one side. I dont care if its actually functional I just want it to look good enough for the "MAN".


Im in the middle of doing a search right now, but havent ciome up with much.
Maybe something I can put together myself???
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ok so the doors are off, Now I need a quick easy cheap fix to get a somewhat decent mirror on one side. I dont care if its actually functional I just want it to look good enough for the "MAN".


Im in the middle of doing a search right now, but havent ciome up with much.
Maybe something I can put together myself???
many will recomend using another mirror when you remove the doors however if you're like me and cannot have the doors off over night, then mirror relocation brackets might be the best choice since putting the mirrors on, adjusting them and hoping they dont move every time you pull the doors off just gets old. Also obviously doors with no mirrors are smaller and lighter than doors with the mirrors on. Here is what i made with some L brackets i got from the hardware store. Negative of those relocation brackets is you will not be able to see the passenger mirror with the doors on.

(i have couple more pics on my cardomain but those should give you the idea)



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Mirror movers are in all of the Jeep catalogs like Four Wheel Drive Parts and Quadratec. They look like this and allow you to use your factory mirrors...

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Heard of some guys having visibility issues with the mirror movers. Check your state, in some you are only required to have one rear veiw mirror
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i went to pepboys auto store and picked up the supplies to do this mirror setup....http://www.4x4xplor.com/doorless-mirror.html

havent put it on yet but seems like its gonna work out pretty well.
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i went to pepboys auto store and picked up the supplies to do this mirror setup....http://www.4x4xplor.com/doorless-mirror.html

havent put it on yet but seems like its gonna work out pretty well.
That is just what I did, they work like a champ. Scooby
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ya i got mirror movers, cant see on the pass side with doors on, but its a jeep, we dont need no stinking doors!
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hey guys the guy with issues is me. LOL I bought the warrior relocation brackets the left mirror is fine but the right one you can't see at all. but I am trying to fabricate a extension to the mirror so I'll keep yall posted
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hey guys the guy with issues is me. LOL I bought the warrior relocation brackets the left mirror is fine but the right one you can't see at all. but I am trying to fabricate a extension to the mirror so I'll keep yall posted
It's only meant for use when the door is off, or at least when the upper window is off when using half doors.
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Wow, my driver side mirror bracket looks just like that. The paint has corroded off in the same spot and has some white powerdery residue. I sanded most of it off without taking the mirror off. I was going to try to repaint it this weekend.
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I will never understand why you persist in recommending pulling the left and right door switches when the Jeep was specifically designed to disable the overhead lights by simply pulling fuse #4. The interior lights can still be turned on when fuse #4 is out by rotating the dash light dimmer control until it clicks.
One reason might be because I believe that pulling that fuse also disables the headlight warning that buzzes when the lights are left on and the car turned off.
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One reason might be because I believe that pulling that fuse also disables the headlight warning that buzzes when the lights are left on and the car turned off.
All the more reason to pull the fuse. I hate buzzers and don't need them since I learned as a kid to remember to shut the headlights off without needing a stupid buzzer reminding me to do so.
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Wow, my driver side mirror bracket looks just like that. The paint has corroded off in the same spot and has some white powerdery residue. I sanded most of it off without taking the mirror off. I was going to try to repaint it this weekend.
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for few weeks before it starts peeling again.

I sanded mine down with the dremmel tool to bare metal. Painted it. Currently its worse than where it started because when cleaning it up, i chipped the loose bits of paint so now there is more of the metal uncovered.

There was some one that made a joke about them. Just paint them faster than they peel. I find this very true.

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they also have a switch that can be installed into the fuse block where the fuse goes to bypass the fuse and then you have a switch that still uses a fuse but you can turn it on or off simply by the flip of a switch.

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