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Old 02-15-2010, 07:01 AM   #1
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Door slamming required

My new 2010 JK Sport 2-door requires a forceful slam in order to close well enough that the overhead courtesy light and "door" icon in dash goes off. This can be an issue when sloppy door closing leaves the courtesy light on, which can run your batery dead in short order. Is this door-closing issue an adjustment issue, or is the cabin so well-sealed that there's too much interior air pressure, kinda like the old Vokswagen beetle? It does seem to close more easily if I crack the window or leave the other door open. Anyne experience this? I would not have thought that a Jeep wrangler would ever claim that level of interior tightness.

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Old 02-15-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
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Normal. Had my 10 Rubi for 3 weeks now and it's a bit better. However, you still have to close it with a bit more force than a normal car. The doors seal closed really well. This is normal, don't mess with the adjustment. In fact when I picked it up the dealer made sure to tell me that this would be normal. Just make sure you close the doors. I found that when getting into it close the door with your hand more towards the rear of the interior handle instead of the center. It closes better, meaning you won't have to open and close it again.

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Old 02-15-2010, 08:41 AM   #3
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I've had mine almost 3 years, still gotta close the doors with gusto.
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:00 PM   #4
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Even my Soft Top gets a good Seal, and I have to slam my Doors as well. You wouldn't think a Jeep has this good of a Seal, but it does! It's Normal!



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Old 02-15-2010, 02:15 PM   #5
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I always left me window open (1/8") and it was easy, then

After installing the Rockhard cage, it takes a LITTLE more force, but I always turn the stalk sw and leave the interior lights OFF !!

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Old 02-15-2010, 02:17 PM   #6
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Crack a window. It releases the pressure and you don't have to slam the living daylights out of your doors.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:05 AM   #7

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Your Jeep ain't like no sissy a$$ed Toyota or Honda. Nothing about my jeep says toy (in a matter of speaking). It is built like a truck, rides like a truck and goes where trucks don't go. I just slam it and when I forget and the door doesn't shut properly, I slam it harder. She seems to like it.

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Old 02-19-2010, 03:00 PM   #8
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door slamin'

My 09' Rubicon 2dr same way, I think it is the tight seal. The lights should go off after 20 minutes, check you manual.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:15 PM   #9
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Heh Heh, my int. lights never even come on, unless I turn them on and the headlights stay on, for 2/3 seconds, when I "Remotely" unlock the door

That ain't in the manual !!


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