Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Removal and installation

Door module

DOOR MODULE (1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

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

Fig. 3 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install
Fig. 3 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install

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

(3) 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.

(4) 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.

(5) 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.

(6) 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.

(7) Unplug the wire harness connectors from the door module.

(8) Remove the trim panel from the front door.

(9) Remove the three screws that secure the door module to the front door trim panel (Fig. 4).

Fig. 4 Door Module Remove/Install
Fig. 4 Door Module Remove/Install

1 - INSIDE DOOR LATCH AND LOCK REMOTE CONTROLS
2 - CONNECTOR 1 RECEPTACLE
3 - DOOR MODULE
4 - CONNECTOR 2 RECEPTACLE
5 - SCREWS
6 - DOOR TRIM PANEL

(10) Remove the door module from the front door trim panel.

(11) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

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

Power lock motor

FRONT DOOR

The front door power lock motor is integral to the front door latch unit. If the front door power lock motor is faulty or damaged, the entire latch unit must be replaced. Refer to Group 23 - Body for the front door latch service procedures.

REAR DOOR

The rear door power lock motor is integral to the rear door latch unit. If the rear door power lock motor is faulty or damaged, the entire latch unit must be replaced. Refer to Group 23 - Body for the rear door latch service procedures.

LIFTGATE

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Open the liftgate.

(3) Remove the liftgate trim panel from the liftgate.

Refer to Group 23 - Body for the procedures.

(4) Reach through the liftgate inner panel access hole and disconnect the link from the clip on the power lock motor (Fig. 5).

Fig. 5 Liftgate Power Lock Motor Remove/Install
Fig. 5 Liftgate Power Lock Motor Remove/Install

1 - CLIPS
2 - LOCK LEVER
3 - LINK
4 - MOTOR
5 - LIFTGATE INNER PANEL
6 - SCREW
7 - CONNECTORS

(5) Remove the two screws that secure the power lock motor to the liftgate inner panel.

(6) Pull the power lock motor out through the liftgate inner panel access hole far enough to access the wire harness connector.

(7) Unplug the wire harness connector from the power lock motor.

(8) Remove the power lock motor from the liftgate.

(9) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the power lock motor mounting screws to 3 N·m (28 in. lbs.).

Remote keyless entry receiver

CAUTION: A discharge of static electricity may damage this unit. At no time should any source of static electricity be permitted near this unit. Technicians handling or servicing the unit should wear cotton clothing, not synthetic fabric clothing; and, should ground themselves before and during all handling and service procedures. Electrically conductive wrist or heel straps are recommended, or static dissipating shoes are also acceptable. Work and storage areas should be free of static generative materials such as: dry air, glass, nylon, wool, fur, silk, rayon, acrylic, polystyrene foam, polyester, saran, polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, and teflon.

MINI-DOME MOUNTED TYPE

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the two screws that secure the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) mini-dome housing to the roof panel reinforcement (Fig. 6).

1 - MOUNTING TAB
2 - HEADLINER
3 - REINFORCEMENT
4 - SCREW
5 - MINI-DOME HOUSING

(3) Lower the front of the mini-dome housing and slide the unit forward to disengage the rear mounting tab from the headliner.

(4) Lower the mini-dome housing far enough to access the RKE receiver wire harness connector.

(5) Unplug the wire harness connector from the RKE receiver.

(6) Remove the RKE mini-dome unit from the headliner.

(7) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the mounting screws to 2.8 N·m (24 in. lbs.).

OVERHEAD CONSOLE MOUNTED TYPE

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the overhead console from the headliner.

Refer to Overhead Console in Group 8V - Overhead Console Systems for the procedures.

(3) Remove the six screws that secure the rear overhead console housing to the overhead console bezel (Fig. 7).

(4) Gently flex the sides of the overhead console bezel far enough to clear the tabs on the rear console housing and remove the housing from the bezel.

(5) Remove the two screws that secure the RKE receiver circuit board to the rear overhead console housing.

(6) Remove the RKE circuit board from the rear overhead console housing.

(7) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

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

Fig. 7 RKE Receiver Remove/Install
Fig. 7 RKE Receiver Remove/Install

1 - REAR OVERHEAD CONSOLE HOUSING
2 - RKE RECEIVER
3 - TABS
4 - OVERHEAD CONSOLE BEZEL
5 - SCREWS

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