Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Rearview mirror support bracket. Sunvisors. Headliner

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Rearview mirror support bracket. Sunvisors. Headliner

Rearview mirror support bracket

INSTALLATION

(1) Mark the position for the mirror bracket on the outside of the windshield glass with a wax pencil.

(2) Clean the bracket contact area on the glass.

Use a mild powdered cleanser on a cloth saturated with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Finally, clean the glass with a paper towel dampened with alcohol.

(3) Sand the surface on the support bracket with fine grit-sandpaper. Wipe the bracket surface clean with a paper towel.

(4) Apply accelerator to the surface on the bracket according to the following instructions:

  •  Crush the vial to saturate the felt applicator.
  •  Remove the paper sleeve.
  •  Apply accelerator to the contact surface on the bracket.
  •  Allow the accelerator to dry for five minutes.
  •  Do not touch the bracket contact surface after the accelerator has been applied.

(5) Apply adhesive accelerator to the bracket contact surface on the windshield glass. Allow the accelerator to dry for one minute. Do not touch the glass contact surface after the accelerator has been applied.

(6) Install the bracket according to the following instructions:

  •  Apply one drop of adhesive at the center of the bracket contact-surface on the windshield glass.
  •  Apply an even coat of adhesive to the contact surface on the bracket.
  •  Align the bracket with the marked position on the windshield glass.
  •  Press and hold the bracket in place for at least one minute.

NOTE: Verify that the mirror support bracket is correctly aligned, because the adhesive will cure rapidly.

(7) Allow the adhesive to cure for 8-10 minutes.

Remove any excess adhesive with an alcohol-dampened cloth.

(8) Allow the adhesive to cure for an additional 8-10 minutes before installing the mirror.

Sunvisors

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the screws that attach the sunvisor arm support bracket to the headliner and the roof panel (Fig. 81) and (Fig. 82).

(2) Disconnect vanity lamp connector, if equipped.

(3) Detach the sunvisor from the support clip.

(4) Remove the sunvisor from the vehicle.

(5) Remove the retaining screw and support clip.

On vehicles equipped with an overhead console, the support clip is integral with the overhead console.

Fig. 81 Sunvisor
Fig. 81 Sunvisor

1 - HEADLINER
2 - VEHICLE ROOF
3 - HEADLINER
4 - SUPPORT CLIP
5 - SCREW
6 - SUN VISOR
7 - SCREW
8 - SUN VISOR ARM SUPPORT BRACKET

INSTALLATION

(1) Install the support bracket and the retaining screw.

(2) Connect vanity lamp connector, if equipped.

(3) Position the sunvisor in the support clip and align the arm support bracket holes with the headliner holes.

(4) Install the screws that attach the sunvisor arm support bracket to the headliner and the roof panel.

Headliner

The upper trim moldings and the headliner are attached to the roof rail with a combination of screws, clip retainers and rail retainers (Fig. 83).

To remove a headliner, all of the upper trim moldings must be removed from the perimeter of the headliner along with (as applicable):

Fig. 82 Sunvisor w/Vanity Lamp
Fig. 82 Sunvisor w/Vanity Lamp

1 - HEADLINER
2 - SUPPORT CLIP
3 - SUNVISOR

Fig. 83 Headliner Trim Moldings
Fig. 83 Headliner Trim Moldings

1 - ROOF RAIL
2 - HEADLINER MOULDING
3 - SCREW
4 - SPACER
5 - LIFTGATE PILLAR TRIM COVER
6 - ASSIST HANDLE
7 - SCREW
8 - ASSIST HANDLE
9 - WINDSHIELD SIDE MOULDING
10 - COVER PLUG
11 - SCREW

  • Assist handles.
  •  Sunvisors.
  •  Dome/cargo lamps.
  •  Overhead console.
  •  All other attached/overlapping components.

Refer to the appropriate removal and installation procedure locate in this section or in Group 8, Electrical.

REMOVAL

CAUTION: The headliner is a one-piece, molded component (Fig. 84). It has limited flexibility and must not be bent during removal/installation.

(1) Remove the upper trim moldings from the perimeter of the headliner (Fig. 85).

(2) Ensure that all the retainer clips and screws are disengaged before removing the headliner.

(3) Disengage tabs attaching headliner/speaker structure to roof rail, if equipped (Fig. 84).

(4) Disengage rear speaker harness connector, if equipped.

Fig. 84 Headliner
Fig. 84 Headliner

1 - TAB
2 - SPEAKER
3 - GRILLE
4 - CARGO LAMP
5 - HEADLINER

INSTALLATION

(1) Engage tabs attaching headliner/speaker structure to roof rail, if equipped. (Fig. 84) (2) On vehicles without headliner speakers, ensure that the retainer clips on upper liftgate opening trim and rails are installed. (Fig. 86) (3) Engage rear speaker harness connector.

(4) Install the upper trim moldings around the perimeter of the headliner. Tighten the retaining screws to 1 N·m (11 in. lbs.) torque.

(5) As applicable, install:

  •  Assist handles.
  •  Sunvisors.
  •  Dome/cargo lamps.
  •  Overhead console.

Fig. 85 Upper Trim Molding-4-Door
Fig. 85 Upper Trim Molding-4-Door

1 - ROOF RAIL
2 - SCREW
3 - SPACER
4 - ROOF RAIL
5 - HEADLINER SLOT
6 - SPACER
7 - REAR HEADLINER TRIM MOLDING
8 - FRONT HEADLINER TRIM MOLDING
9 - TRIM MOLDING

  • All other attached/overlapping components.

Fig. 86 Headliner Retainer Clip and Retainer Rail
Fig. 86 Headliner Retainer Clip and Retainer Rail

1 - CLIP
2 - RETAINER REAR

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