Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1957-1983 Repair Information

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION FC Series



See Figures 1 through 5

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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the door handle retainer; in this case an Allen head screw ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... and then remove the door handle



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the screws from the front of the arm rest trim cover ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... then remove the arm rest retainers



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Fig. Fig. 5: After unfastening the screws securing the bottom of the trim panel to the door, carefully unsnap the door-to-panel retaining clips, then remove the panel

  1. Remove the trim molding at the glass line.
  2.  
  3. Remove the arm rest.
  4.  
  5. Press in on the door panel and remove the pins from the door handle and window crank. Pull off the handle and crank.
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  7. Remove the retaining screws and lift off the door panel.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Jeepster/Commando

  1. Remove the arm rest.
  2.  
  3. Press in on the door panel and remove the pins from the door handle and window crank. Pull off the handle and crank.
  4.  
  5. Remove the retaining screws and lift off the door trim panel.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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1962-69 Wagoneer and J-Series Truck

  1. Loosen the screws and remove the door handle and window handle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the arm rest.
  4.  
  5. Using a wide-bladed tool, carefully pry out the panel-to-door frame clips. Pry right at the clip and not between them, to avoid damaging the panel.
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  7. Remove the trim panel. Replace any damaged clips.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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1970-83 Wagoneer, Cherokee and J-Series Truck

  1. Loosen the screws and remove the door handle and window handle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the arm rest, and, if equipped, the assist handle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screws securing the bottom of the trim panel to the door.
  6.  
  7. Using a wide-bladed tool, carefully pry out the panel-to-door frame clips. Pry right at the clip and not between them, to avoid damaging the panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the trim panel. Replace any damaged clips.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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