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7611 Loisdale Rd
Directions Springfield, VA 22150

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How Do I Take The Doors Off My Wrangler?

 




Just how easy is it to remove the doors on your Wrangler?

Materials Required (Based on 2016 JK Model)

  • Ratchet
  • T50 Torx Head drive

 

Step 1: Preparation

Fold your mirrors in and roll down all of your windows to avoid damage to the glass. Be sure that you are taking your doors off somewhere you can store them safely so they don't get scratched or dented. Keep in mind the doors can be heavy.

 

Step 2: Removing the door hinge bolts

Using your T50 Torx head drive, remove the door hinge bolts from the doors. There will be 2 bolts per door. Once you have removed these Torx head bolts, store them somewhere safe so you don't lose them or in your rear cargo area there may be a placeholder for them.

 

Step 3: Removing the driver and passenger side door straps

After removing the door hinge bolts, open your driver's side door and locate the safety strap at the bottom of the door. If you have powered doors, follow the strap all the way under the dash to disconnect the wiring harness from the vehicle. Push down on the plastic tab of the connecter and pull down to disconnect the wiring harness. Remove the strap from the hook and tuck the strap into your door cargo pocket. Be careful not to let the door swing open for it can damage your bodywork. This is why the safety strap is there. Repeat this process on the passenger's side door.

 

Step 4: Removing the doors

By opening the door and lifting upward, remove the doors from the hinge and place them somewhere safe so they don't get damaged. These doors can feel quite heavy, so be careful when handling them by yourself.

 

*Step 5: Removing rear passenger doors on 4-door (Unlimited) Wranglers 

For 4-door Wranglers, slide the front seats all the way forward to make it easier when disconnecting the rear passenger doors. 

Open the rear passenger door and locate the door safety strap just as you did in the front. If you have powered doors, remove the plastic cover on the B-pillar where the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle. Push down on the tab of the connector and pull down to disconnect. Remove the safety strap from the hook and secure it in the door cargo pocket. Open and lift up on the door to remove it from the hinges. Store your doors somewhere safe so they don't get damaged. Now you're looking at a door-less Jeep!

 

Step 6: Installing the doors back on

Getting the doors back onto your Wrangler is as easy as rewinding your steps you took when removing the doors. Place the doors back onto the hinges and reconnect all of your wiring harnesses back into the vehicle and place the safety straps back onto the hooks. Secure the door hinge bolts using your T50 Torx head drive. Easy!

Feeling the freedom of your Wrangler is true simplicity.

With knowing the simple steps it takes to remove the doors and feel that wind as you drive down the road on a beautiful day, you will really get the most out of your Wrangler. After all, the Jeep you bought was built for you, the adventurer. So learn how to enjoy it to it's fullest. If you still need a hand, please never hesitate to contact our Jeep professionals here in Springfield, Virginia at 703-866-1700. We are located just off of I-95 and Loisdale Road if you'd like to stop by for a hands on demonstration.

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