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Old 11-06-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Help!!! Just put Doors back on. Automatic Locks NOT working.

Took My doors off last spring as soon as I bought my Jeep.... Had to remove the inside door covers and all subsequent electrical connections. I recently reinstalled the doors and covers. The windows and auto locks w the key pad are functioning just fine but the lock switch on the inside door cover is not engaging. When I reinstalled the door covers I didn't see a connection for the door lock switches. The only connection that I saw was for the mirrors. Little help w this one would go a long way. Thanks for any responses.

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Took My doors off last spring as soon as I bought my Jeep.... Had to remove the inside door covers and all subsequent electrical connections. I recently reinstalled the doors and covers. The windows and auto locks w the key pad are functioning just fine but the lock switch on the inside door cover is not engaging. When I reinstalled the door covers I didn't see a connection for the door lock switches. The only connection that I saw was for the mirrors. Little help w this one would go a long way. Thanks for any responses.
There should only be one connection for each door that takes care of everything. You slide the lever, push the button and pull the connector apart. Installation is the reverse.

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Had to remove the inside door covers and all subsequent electrical connections.
I have not yet removed my doors but I thought the deal was "plug and play": unscrew, unplug wiring harness, unstrap, unpin? Or did I miss a memo?
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Took My doors off last spring as soon as I bought my Jeep.... Had to remove the inside door covers and all subsequent electrical connections. I recently reinstalled the doors and covers. The windows and auto locks w the key pad are functioning just fine but the lock switch on the inside door cover is not engaging. When I reinstalled the door covers I didn't see a connection for the door lock switches. The only connection that I saw was for the mirrors. Little help w this one would go a long way. Thanks for any responses.
Very important fact right there. Why did you need to remove all of the interior connections? Was something not working?
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If you decide to change the oil.... Don't remove the motor.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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OP.. You're talking about a JK Wrangler, right?
There is ONE wire bundle, outside of the door, that connects everything with a nice plug-and-play connector. This wire bundle is also used to keep the door from swinging wide open.
To remove door you disconnect this wire bundle, remove door hinge screws, then remove door.
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If we had to remove the inside door panels to take the doors off, we never would have done it!
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Very important fact right there. Why did you need to remove all of the interior connections? Was something not working?
million dollar question...
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Had to remove the inside door covers and all subsequent electrical connections...
I found your problem....
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there is a quick disconnect plug right next to the little nylon strap that keeps the door from singing open, There WAS no need in having to completely tear apart your doors to remove the electrical.
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If this post wasn't a joke... Then this is a classic funny funny.
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Let's give OP benefit of the doubt til they come back. Could have been a reason to dissect all this stuff for maybe some other reason than just removing the doors or just a legit newbie owner mistake who didnt ask or read the manual to know better. At least it didnt involve the blinker fluid.
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Let's give OP benefit of the doubt til they come back. Could have been a reason to dissect all this stuff for maybe some other reason than just removing the doors or just a legit newbie owner mistake who didnt ask or read the manual to know better. At least it didnt involve the blinker fluid.
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LOL dp! Have a beer on me.
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Why do women always have to be so reasonable and ruin a perfectly legitimate hazing

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Well, he did say thanks for "any" responses!
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I hope he's not a brain surgeon!
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If you decide to change the oil.... Don't remove the motor.
Ah never say never. I have heard of a Jeep dealer that just might. A fellow poster in the "What did you do to your JK today" post has their Wrangler in the shop because they found sand in the heater core, cooling system and engine. They removed his drivers side visor - TO REPAIR THE ENGINE (and lost it). So there.
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To Answer most of your Questions this was in fact the very first time I have ever removed doors.... To complete this process I also purchased relocation brackets for the mirrors. There is a harness that runs from the POWER mirror down into the inside of the door panel and in order to disengage the harness I had to pull the panel off. Now neither the driver or passenger's side door lock buttons are working. Hope I clarified why I pulled the panels off.
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To Answer most of your Questions this was in fact the very first time I have ever removed doors.... To complete this process I also purchased relocation brackets for the mirrors. There is a harness that runs from the POWER mirror down into the inside of the door panel and in order to disengage the harness I had to pull the panel off. Now neither the driver or passenger's side door lock buttons are working. Hope I clarified why I pulled the panels off.
makes sense. lesson learned - buy a spare set of mirrors for your trail doors.

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My guess is that you left an open loop when you disconnected that harness. Did you try reconnecting it?
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My guess is that you left an open loop when you disconnected that harness. Did you try reconnecting it?
Ya, that's what I'm thinking. That maybe some how the power heated mirrors and their lack of being connected are causing an open loop. That will really suck if I have to swap the mirrors on and off every Spring and Fall. Anyone have a suggestion to back this theory????
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Ya, that's what I'm thinking. That maybe some how the power heated mirrors and their lack of being connected are causing an open loop. That will really suck if I have to swap the mirrors on and off every Spring and Fall. Anyone have a suggestion to back this theory????
My suggestion would be to return the relocation kit and buy a pair of $10 mirrors at AutoZone that you can use in the door hinges instead... seriously.

By relocating the mirrors, you're also making it very difficult to add lights to your pillars in the future.
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My suggestion would be to return the relocation kit and buy a pair of $10 mirrors at AutoZone that you can use in the door hinges instead... seriously.
X2!

Or at least the little convex mirrors on the vents if you don't like the hinge idea.
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