Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Front door trim panel. Front door waterdam. Front door

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Front door trim panel. Front door waterdam. Front door

Front door trim panel

REMOVAL

(1) Roll window down.

(2) Remove window crank, if equipped (Fig. 21).

(3) Remove the screws attaching the trim panel to the door inner panel (Fig. 22) and (Fig. 23).

(4) Separate the trim panel fasteners from door inner panel with a pry tool (use special tool C-4829) (Fig. 24).

(5) Lift the trim panel up and outward to separate from the inner belt seal.

(6) Move the door trim panel outward and disconnect the handle-to-latch rods.

(7) Disconnect the power door locks/windows/mirrors wire harness connectors, if equipped.

(8) Remove the trim panel from door.

INSTALLATION

(1) Replace any broken or damaged push-in fasteners.

(2) Connect the power door locks/windows/mirrors wire harness connectors, if equipped.

(3) Move the door trim panel outward and connect the handle-to-latch rods.

(4) Position the trim panel on the inner belt seal and push down to seat.

(5) Align the locating pins and push- (Fig. 25) in fasteners. Press inward to secure.

(6) Install the screws attaching the trim panel to the door inner panel.

(7) Install the window crank, if equipped.

Fig. 21 Window Crank-Typical
Fig. 21 Window Crank-Typical

1 - WINDOW CRANK REMOVAL TOOL
2 - WINDOW CRANK

Fig. 22 Front Door Trim Panel-Manual Window
Fig. 22 Front Door Trim Panel-Manual Window

1 - U-NUT
2 - DOOR
3 - TRIM PANEL
4 - WINDOW CRANK
5 - SPACER
6 - PUSH-IN FASTENER

Front door waterdam

REMOVAL

The waterdam is attached to the door inner panel with a butly adhesive. If cohesive separation of the butly between the waterdam and door inner panel occurs during the removal process, cut the strands of butly with a razor knife or equivalent.

(1) Remove door trim panel.

(2) Disengage clips attaching wire harnesses to the door inner panel.

(3) Push the harnesses/connectors through the waterdam and into the door.

Fig. 23 Front Door Trim Panel-Power Window
Fig. 23 Front Door Trim Panel-Power Window

1 - U-NUT
2 - DOOR
3 - TRIM PANEL
4 - PUSH-IN FASTENER

Fig. 24 Detaching Trim Panel Push-In Fasteners
Fig. 24 Detaching Trim Panel Push-In Fasteners

(4) Grasp the upper and lower rearward corners of the waterdam and rapidly peel back the waterdam from the door inner panel.

(5) Separate the waterdam from the door inner panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Route the latch rods through the waterdam.

(2) Position the waterdam on the door, apply adhesive as necessary and press into place.

(3) Route the harnesses/connectors through the waterdam.

Fig. 25 Push-In Fasteners
Fig. 25 Push-In Fasteners

1 - LOCATING PINS
2 - TRIM PANEL
3 - PUSH-IN FASTENERS

(4) Engage clips attaching wire harnesses to the door inner panel.

(5) Install door trim panel.

Front door

REMOVAL

(1) Remove door restraint (check) retaining pin.

(2) For vehicles equipped with power windows, power mirrors and power door locks, remove trim panel and waterdam. Disconnect all components and route wire harness out of door.

(3) Remove bolts that attach hinge to door (Fig.

26).

(4) Remove door from vehicle.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position door in body opening.

(2) Align door hinges, plates and shims and install bolts. Tighten bolts to 3 N·m (2 ft. lbs.) torque.

(3) Install door restraint (check) pin.

(4) If applicable, route and connect wire harness connectors.

(5) Install door waterdam and trim panel.

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