Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Removal and installation

Power mirror switch

This procedure covers removal of the stand-alone type power mirror switch. Vehicles with power windows and power locks have a power mirror switch which is integral to the Driver Door Module (DDM).

See Door Module in this group for the DDM-type power mirror switch service procedures.

Fig. 2 Driver Door Module Power Mirror Switch Continuity
Fig. 2 Driver Door Module Power Mirror Switch Continuity

(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 switch to release the snap clips that secure the switch to the trim panel (Fig. 4).

(3) Pull the power mirror switch away from the trim panel far enough to access the wire harness connector.

(4) Unplug the power mirror switch from the wire harness connector.

(5) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

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. 5).

(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.

Fig. 3 Power Mirror Test
Fig. 3 Power Mirror Test

Fig. 4 Stand-Alone Power Mirror Switch Remove/Install
Fig. 4 Stand-Alone Power Mirror Switch Remove/Install

1 - STAND-ALONE POWER MIRROR SWITCH
2 - CONNECTOR
3 - DOOR TRIM 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.

Fig. 5 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install
Fig. 5 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install

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

(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. 6).

(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 mirror

(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. 7).

(3) Remove the screws that secure the front door trim panel to the inner door panel (Fig. 8) or (Fig. 9).

(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.

Fig. 6 Door Module Remove/Install
Fig. 6 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

Fig. 7 Window Regulator Crank Handle Remove - Typical
Fig. 7 Window Regulator Crank Handle Remove - Typical

1 - DOOR HANDLE REMOVAL TOOL
2 - WINDOW CRANK

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.

(6) Pull the front door trim panel away from the inner door 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.

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

Fig. 9 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install - Power Window
Fig. 9 Front Door Trim Panel Remove/Install - Power Window

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

(8) Unplug the wire harness connectors from the door power switch module or, on the driver side only, the stand-alone power mirror switch.

(9) Set the front door trim panel aside.

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

(11) 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

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

(12) Unplug the power mirror wire harness connector.

(13) Remove the three screws that secure the power mirror to the inner door panel (Fig. 11).

(14) Unseat the power mirror wire harness grommet by pushing it out through the hole in the door flag from the inside.

Fig. 11 Power Mirror Remove/Install
Fig. 11 Power Mirror Remove/Install

1 - SIDE VIEW MIRROR
2 - WIRE HARNESS
3 - SEAL
4 - GROMMET
5 - DOOR

(15) Pull the mirror and seal from the outside of the door while feeding the wire harness, grommet, and connector out through the hole from the inside of the door.

(16) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the mirror mounting screws to 4.3 N·m (38 in. lbs.). Tighten the door trim mounting screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

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