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Old 08-24-2015, 10:38 AM
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Was putting on Derlin door sleeves the other day when I went to take the rear doors off, JKU, and realized I had no clue on how to reach the strap or electrical connection. I finally pulled the plastic trim off, what a PIA.... Am I an idiot, rhetorical, but is there an easier way? I would like to do tube doors for the safety of my kids or just peace of mind. Here in the mid west lately I've had to decide daily if I'm going to pull the top and front doors off or not due to rain. The whole process takes about 10min, not so bad. What do you guys do, or do you just deal with it?

Really not trying to bitch, just want to see if I'm doing it all wrong.

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I'm in Midwest too. All summer was a daily decision. I usually just pull fronts off. I also have trektop nx. I pull windows out of back and flip top back. I have had rear doors off to replace hinge sleeves but leave them on as no one is riding in back. It gives me security so things don't blow out the back.

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Was putting on Derlin door sleeves the other day when I went to take the rear doors off, JKU, and realized I had no clue on how to reach the strap or electrical connection. I finally pulled the plastic trim off, what a PIA.... Am I an idiot, rhetorical, but is there an easier way? I would like to do tube doors for the safety of my kids or just peace of mind. Here in the mid west lately I've had to decide daily if I'm going to pull the top and front doors off or not due to rain. The whole process takes about 10min, not so bad. What do you guys do, or do you just deal with it?

Really not trying to bitch, just want to see if I'm doing it all wrong.
There is a panel on the pillar that pops off to give you access to the electrical plug and the hook for the limiting strap. Slide the seat forward to get easy access and pop the panel off.
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Rears are easier than the fronts IMO once you just pop off the trap door.
Electric unhooks easier and the strap unhooks way easier.
Put the trap door back after your done and you are all set.
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It's a Jeep... it takes a small amount of time for what is a huge payback in having the doors off.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:10 AM
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Do you guys leave the plastic pin, the one that holds the panel on, out all the time or push it back in? I used pliers to pull it out and slightly mangled it. Should I use something else to get it out or just buy a bunch to replace as needed?
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Do you guys leave the plastic pin, the one that holds the panel on, out all the time or push it back in? I used pliers to pull it out and slightly mangled it. Should I use something else to get it out or just buy a bunch to replace as needed?
Can you take a pic? Honestly... I'm confused by what you are doing.

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Lmfao..... Confirmed, I am an idiot. I didn't even notice the trapdoor. I removed the plastic pin and pulled the whole panel to the side..

Thanks for the help and pictures.
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Can you take a pic? Honestly... I'm confused by what you are doing.

I'll go take a pic.

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I'm with you brother, its super easy?????
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Lmfao..... Confirmed, I am an idiot. I didn't even notice the trapdoor. I removed the plastic pin and pulled the whole panel to the side..

Thanks for the help and pictures.

Cool. Glad to help. Yes - Get a new pin.

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