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capndave
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:15 pm    Post subject: Removing door panels & troubleshooting power window & Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

I can't remove the passenger side inside door panel (speaker, lock, and
window are not working).

I have tried to remove it methodicaly so I don't crack the moulding/etc.

Is there a trick to this, or do I just need get rough with it Twisted Evil

(It's a 2001 XJ with power windows and door locks)


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Foxx
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to pull both panels on my 2000 to chase some wiring.

Basically, you just pull. It's hard to start, but it should just pop off. IfIrecallcorrectly, thereare three screws on the underside of the armrest, and oneatthe top front. Be sure to pull those out. The wires are long enough to let you get the panel 3 or so inches from the door to disconnect the pulgs for the locks and windows.

The things to watch are the door handle rods. The clips over the ends of them will have to rotate, then the rod lifts out of them.

Mine had a sheet of sound- deadening stuff between the door and the panel. It'll block access to a lot of stuff, but it just peels off. I dont know how important it is, but I put it back...which is also a pain, because it's no longer as sticky and wont stay in place on the door.
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capndave
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Removing the panels was just like you said.

Here is my closing notes on the passenger side power window, speaker,
and power door lock problem.

Power windows:

I took out the offending passenger side switch module, carefully opened
it up, and inspected all the contacts. Everything appeared Ok.

So I then removed the driver side panel, inspected the contacts, and found
one that was severely carbonized. This single point of failure was keeping
the passenger side window from completing its circuit. I cleaned
up the contact, and all the windows are working good as new.


Speaker:

The speaker was fine, but the leads inside the female connector were
corroded. I took them out, pulled a sheet of sand paper through them
to rough em' up, and the contacts are good as new. Oh, and I slapped
some tune-up grease on there to inhibit future corrosion.

Door Lock:

The passenger side power door lock circuit is dependant on the power
window circuit, so once I fixed the power window problem, the door lock
worked.


Hope this info helps someone in the future.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had the same problems with my passenger side power window and speaker (even the two in the back). But some days the passenger window will work and some days it doesn't. It's a pain in the butt to lower the window for the passenger while driving. I pulled the door panel off to check the connections to the regulator but I never thought of the switch being bad or have a corroded connection. Thanks guys I'll go take a look at the switch connection. The speakers are driving me nuts though.
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Location: North of Amarillo Texas

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Hi Everybody, first post here, just bought my 3rd Jeep, after '84 CJ-7 and '74 CJ-5 I now have a high mileage near mint condition Pioneer.

Here's the problem, I took off the drivers door panel after the window quit, cleaned up the plug and contacts, then found the yellow wire at the regulator broken off. Not enough left to solder to. Looks like the regulator is held on with rivets.

Do I have to buy a new regulator or can I drill out the rivets, take it apart and solder in a new wire?

P.S. Thanks to all in regard to the overheating, open/closed radiator...thermostat/pump info....saved me some $, time and skin on my knuckles.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The regulator is "not serviceable"...so you replace it. You could probably take it apart to fix a wire, but I doubt too many people have actually tried since most failures involve the regulator either not working, or completley letting go of the window.

It's held in with bolts, not rivets. Here's a writeup on replacing it. http://jeephorizons.com/tech/xjwindow.html
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90XJ4X4
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


I soldered the wire into the pin within the regulator. It won't last long, but it works now. Before I buy a new one, I will attempt to permanently repair it, just not enought time right now. Thanks for the info.

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