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Old 03-06-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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Something ya will want to be aware of when you remove your doors this summer

Ive seen this happen once at work and I saw it again yesterday at the St Louis Tech Training center

When you undo the checkstrap on the drivers door DO NOT let the door swing fully open as it WILL dent the cowl panel extension when the mirror hits it...nice pea sized dent

I would suggest a heavy coat or thick fender cover be either hung over the mirror or placed on the cowl extesion panel or better yet have a freind hold it from swinging fully open

I believe the antenna on the passenger side will keep this from happening but I havent tested it out yet

Just a heads up.....Gary

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funny this is something only a jeep owner would have to be careful about

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Old 03-06-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
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same thing happened to my tj. except the the screws holding the metal thing where the strap attaches to the door broke
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yup guilty as charged , i am the proud owner of a pea sized dent.
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up about the door!! (I'm about two or three weeks away from my first attempt at removal, here in CT).

I've been told, and it makes perfect sense..the screws are "righty-loosey, Lefty-tighty" (reverse of a standard screw, for obvious reasons). FYI

Also, can someone talk about the unclipping of the wire harness? I'm a tad confused about the way the wires disconnect and don't want to break the connector.

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Old 03-08-2008, 08:33 AM   #6
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Automakers use a Position Assurance Devive at most connectors...In this case Chrysler uses a red slide device....ya slide it over and it releases the push clip part of the connector allowing you to push it down and disconect the connector....This PAD is pretty strait forward its got a lip on one end and none on the other so its obvious which way it goes ......sometimes they can be tight but as a general rule you can pop em by pushing the non lipped end in......if its really tight a gentle pry with a small flat screwdriver will slide it out........It does not come all the way out it just slides over......Gary
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Thanks Gary..care to make an artistic rendering of the clip and the way it functions, for us "gotta see it to understand" folk?

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Old 03-09-2008, 02:36 PM   #8
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P.S.: I reviewed my Owners Manual yesterday and noted that it DOES speak about being careful to protect the vehicle from allowing the door to swing, since the mirror can cause body damage.....

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Old 03-23-2008, 02:56 PM   #9
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i had a dent on both sides..however i got them each fixed really easily by a friend with a body shop..u have to be careful taking those doors off.

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