Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Removal and installation

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. 4).

(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.

Fig. 4 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install
Fig. 4 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install

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

(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. 5).

Fig. 5 Door Module Remove/Install
Fig. 5 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 window switch

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the screws that secure the door trim panel to the inner door panel (Fig. 6).

Fig. 6 Rear Door Trim Panel Remove/Install
Fig. 6 Rear Door Trim Panel Remove/Install

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

(3) Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, gently pry the rear 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 rear 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 rear 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 connector from the rear door power window switch.

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

(9) With a small thin-bladed screwdriver, gently pry the snap clips at the sides of the power window switch receptacle on the back of the rear door trim panel and pull the switch out of the receptacle (Fig.

7).

(10) Reverse the removal procedures to install. Be certain that both of the switch snap retainers in the receptacle on the back of the trim panel are fully engaged.

Fig. 7 Rear Door Power Window Switch Remove/Install
Fig. 7 Rear Door Power Window Switch Remove/Install

1 - REAR DOOR POWER WINDOW SWITCH
2 - TRIM PANEL
3 - SWITCH RECEPTACLE

Power window motor

FRONT DOOR

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

REAR DOOR

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

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