So I have a 2005 unlimited and it has the sunrider top option where the front can fold up like a sun roof. Because it has this option, it has little pins that snap into place on each side on top of the door surrounds. Well one broke when I was taking my top off like a month ago and I ended up having to saw it off. So I went to the dealership to see if I could just get a new pin thing assembly and the parts guy that knew nothing about jeeps had to call to the east coast to find out what to do(I live in Cali). He called me back and said that I have to buy a whole new door surround for $220. I know that this can't be true because its only held on by two little srews that I took off, so why would I need to buy a whole new door surround? Soes anybody know where to get one of these? I csan post a picture later, but I have to find my camera first. Thanks
My pins wouldn't hold, and the dealer had to buy that whole package you're describing to fix it I believe. I know I ended up with completely new hardware up in front.. You might wanna try a junkyard or something?
You can get just the pin assembly, I also have an 05 unlimited, and just ordered one for mine after I broke it. They are mighty proud of it at $75.00, and beware that there are two different versions. Turned out that mine had the type that the 04s have. They also redesigned it with a c- clip on the end of it now, so the new ones should not break like the old ones. The parts guy at the dealership I went to had no trouble finding it, so try a different dealership.
Well, with mine, he ordered the wrong one, then ordered the right one. They only list one part number for 2005, but it was not the right one, so mine must be a very early 05, because the 04 one worked. They are VERY different, and will not interchange.