Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Removal and installation

Radio

WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, REFER TO GROUP 8M - PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, gently pry the instrument panel center bezel away from the instrument panel to release the six snap clip retainers (Fig. 2).

(3) Remove the center bezel from the instrument panel.

(4) Remove the two screws that secure the radio to the instrument panel (Fig. 3).

(5) Pull the radio out from the instrument panel far enough to access the wire harness connectors and the antenna coaxial cable connector (Fig. 4).

(6) Unplug the wire harness connectors and the antenna coaxial cable connector from the rear of the radio.

(7) Remove the radio from the instrument panel.

(8) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the radio mounting screws to 3.9 N·m (35 in.

lbs.).

Amplifier

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Disengage the rear seat cushion latch by pulling upward on the release strap. Tilt the seat cushion forward.

(3) Lift the carpeting in the left under-seat area as required to access the amplifier.

Fig. 2 Center Bezel Remove/Install
Fig. 2 Center Bezel Remove/Install

1 - INSTRUMENT PANEL
2 - CENTER BEZEL

Fig. 3 Radio Remove/Install
Fig. 3 Radio Remove/Install

1 - RADIO
2 - SCREW

(4) Unplug the two wire harness connectors from the amplifier (Fig. 5).

(5) Remove the three screws that secure the amplifier to the floor panel.

(6) Remove the amplifier from the floor panel.

(7) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the amplifier mounting screws to 2.8 N·m (25 in. lbs.).

Fig. 4 Radio Connections - Typical
Fig. 4 Radio Connections - Typical

1 - ANTENNA CABLE
2 - RADIO
3 - INSTRUMENT PANEL WIRING
4 - GROUND WIRE

Fig. 5 Amplifier Remove/Install
Fig. 5 Amplifier Remove/Install

1 - AMPLIFIER
2 - WIRE HARNESS CONNECTORS
3 - REAR FLOOR PAN
4 - SCREW

Speaker

FRONT DOOR

LOWER

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) If the vehicle is so equipped, remove the manual window regulator crank handle with a removal tool (Fig. 6).

(3) Remove the screws that secure the front door trim panel to the inner door panel (Fig. 7) or (Fig. 8).

Fig. 6 Window Regulator Crank Handle Remove - Typical
Fig. 6 Window Regulator Crank Handle Remove - Typical

1 - DOOR HANDLE REMOVAL TOOL
2 - WINDOW CRANK

Fig. 7 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install - Manual Window
Fig. 7 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install - Manual Window

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

(4) Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, gently pry the front door trim panel away from the door around the perimeter to release the trim panel retainers.

NOTE: To aid in the removal of the trim panel, start at the bottom of the panel.

(5) Lift the front door trim panel upwards and away from the inner door panel far enough to disengage the top of the panel from the inner belt weatherstrip.

Fig. 8 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install - Power Window
Fig. 8 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install - Power Window

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

(6) Pull the front door trim panel away from the inner door panel far enough to access the inside door latch release and lock linkage rods near the back of the inside door remote controls.

(7) Unsnap the plastic retainer clips from the inside door remote control ends of the latch release and lock linkage rods, and remove the rod ends from the inside door remote controls.

(8) If the vehicle is so equipped, unplug the wire harness connectors from the door power switch module and, on the driver side only, the power mirror switch.

(9) Set the front door trim panel aside.

(10) Remove the two screws that secure the speaker to the lower front corner of the inner door panel (Fig. 9).

(11) Pull the speaker away from the inner door panel far enough to access and unplug the speaker wire harness connector.

(12) Remove the speaker from the door.

(13) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the speaker mounting screws to 1.1 N·m (10 in. lbs.). Tighten the trim panel mounting screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

UPPER

(1) Remove the front door trim panel from the front door. See Speaker, Front Door, Lower in this group for the procedures.

(2) Remove the one screw that secures the front door flag trim to the inner door panel (Fig. 10).

Fig. 9 Front Door Lower Speaker Remove/Install
Fig. 9 Front Door Lower Speaker Remove/Install

1 - SPEAKER
2 - WIRE HARNESS CONNECTORS
3 - NUT
4 - SCREW

Fig. 10 Front Door Flag Trim Panel Remove/Install
Fig. 10 Front Door Flag Trim Panel Remove/Install

1 - FRONT DOOR
2 - DOOR FLAG TRIM PANEL
3 - RETAINER
4 - SCREW
5 - UPPER SPEAKER WIRE HARNESS

(3) Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, gently pry the door flag trim away from the inner door to release the trim panel retainer.

(4) Pull the front door flag trim away from the inner door panel far enough to access and unplug the upper speaker wire harness connector.

(5) Unsnap the speaker from the retainers molded into the back side of the front door flag trim panel.

(6) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the mounting screw to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

REAR HEADLINER

The rear headliner speakers can be serviced without removing the headliner using the procedures that follow. The headliner speaker support structure is integral to the headliner assembly. Refer to Group 23 - Body for the headliner service procedures.

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, gently pry around the perimeter edge of the rear headliner speaker grille to release the five snap retainers that secure the grille to the headliner speaker support structure (Fig. 11).

Fig. 11 Rear Headliner Speaker Remove/Install
Fig. 11 Rear Headliner Speaker Remove/Install

1 - CARGO LAMP
2 - HEADLINER
3 - WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR
4 - SPEAKER
5 - SCREWS
6 - SPEAKER GRILLE

(3) Remove the speaker grille from the headliner.

(4) Remove the two screws that secure the speaker to the headliner speaker support structure.

(5) Lower the speaker from the headliner far enough to access and unplug the speaker wire harness connector.

(6) Remove the speaker from the headliner.

(7) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the mounting screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

Antenna

WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, REFER TO GROUP 8M - PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the right front fender inner splash shield. Refer to Group 23 - Body for the procedures.

(3) Reach under the right end of the instrument panel to unplug the antenna coaxial cable connector (Fig. 12). Unplug the connector by pulling it apart while twisting the metal connector halves. Do not pull on the cable.

Fig. 12 Antenna Cable Routing
Fig. 12 Antenna Cable Routing

1 - INSTRUMENT PANEL
2 - ANTENNA COAXIAL CABLE
3 - ANTENNA COAXIAL CABLE
4 - HEATER-A/C HOUSING KICK COVER
5 - INSTRUMENT PANEL

(4) Unscrew the antenna mast from the antenna body (Fig. 13).

Fig. 13 Antenna Mast Remove/Install - Typical
Fig. 13 Antenna Mast Remove/Install - Typical

1 - ANTENNA MAST
2 - ADAPTER
3 - CAP NUT

(5) Remove the antenna cap nut and adapter using an antenna nut wrench (Special Tool C-4816) (Fig.

14).

Fig. 14 Antenna Cap Nut and Adapter Remove/Install - Typical
Fig. 14 Antenna Cap Nut and Adapter Remove/Install - Typical

1 - CAP NUT
2 - ANTENNA ADAPTER
3 - TOOL

(6) Lower the antenna body and cable assembly through the top of the fender far enough to access the antenna body by reaching up into the rear of the right front fender wheel housing (Fig. 15).

(7) Disengage the coaxial cable grommet from the hole in the right cowl side outer panel.

(8) Pull the coaxial cable out through the right cowl side outer panel.

Fig. 15 Antenna Mounting
Fig. 15 Antenna Mounting

1 - NUT
2 - MAST
3 - RIGHT FRONT FENDER
4 - ANTENNA BODY AND CABLE
5 - GROMMET
6 - ADAPTER

(9) Remove the antenna body and cable from the vehicle.

(10) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the antenna cap nut to 6.2 N·m (55 in. lbs.).

Tighten the antenna mast to 3.3 N·m (30 in. lbs.).

Radio noise suppression components

WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, REFER TO GROUP 8M - PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

REMOVAL

ENGINE-TO-BODY GROUND STRAP

(1) Remove the screw that secures the engine-tobody ground strap eyelet to the dash panel (Fig. 16).

Fig. 16 Engine-To-Body Ground Strap Remove/Install
Fig. 16 Engine-To-Body Ground Strap Remove/Install

1 - SCREW
2 - DASH PANEL
3 - ENGINE CYLINDER HEAD
4 - STUD
5 - NUT
6 - GROUND STRAP

(2) Remove the nut that secures the engine-to-body ground strap eyelet to the stud on the left upper rear corner of the engine cylinder head.

(3) Remove the engine-to-body ground strap eyelet from the stud on the left upper rear corner of the engine cylinder head.

(4) Remove the engine-to-body ground strap from the engine compartment.

INSTALLATION

ENGINE-TO-BODY GROUND STRAP

(1) Position the engine-to-body ground strap in the engine compartment.

(2) Position the engine-to-body ground strap eyelet over the stud on the left upper rear corner of the engine cylinder head.

(3) Install and tighten the nut that secures the engine-to-body ground strap eyelet to the stud on the left upper rear corner of the engine cylinder head.

Tighten the nut to 27 N·m (20 ft. lbs.).

(4) Install and tighten the screw that secures the engine-to-body ground strap eyelet to the dash panel.

Tighten the screw to 27 N·m (20 ft. lbs.).

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