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Unread 04-23-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Going doorless. Ideas for wiring connectors?

I will be removing all 4 doors on my XJ in the next few days. I got a soundbar to put up on the ceiling that will replace the front door speakers. That will be a challenge in itself. But for now, I'm planning on cutting the door wires and putting some type of quick connector on them. Does anyone have any good ideas as to what type of connector to use? I just need the right tool for the job. Thanks!

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Unread 04-23-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
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When I had my xj and I took my doors off I used cupling connectors from radio shack

http://www.radioshack.com/family/ind...goryId=2032286
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Unread 04-23-2011, 11:57 PM   #3
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I found a pic of how I did it.
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by JDNightFox - The terminal velocity of the square headlights is directionally preportional to the force of gravity decelerating the front wheels while the alternator is spinning at 3000 rpm's, minus the friction of the bumper pushing against the airflow with the 13 volt current the steering column is using during the time the vacuum motor is disengaged, but the mirrors must be directionally angled from the driver's window because the hood latches deflect the light refractioning down through the Nitrogen coat on the hood.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 12:32 AM   #4
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Oh awesome. Thanks! Did you put any kind of cap on them to keep dirt and water out? Just tape...?
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Unread 04-24-2011, 01:56 AM   #5
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Check out waytek wire, they should have a good solution.

I've been thinking of doing the same. I hate having to pop the kick panels off and unplug each time.

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Unread 04-24-2011, 02:35 AM   #6
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I know on my 98 -- I took the plastic near the floor off (in the cab not on the door) and there is a harness that just unplugs .. 2 seconds .. really easy .. plug it back in later
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Unread 04-24-2011, 09:53 AM   #7
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Oh awesome. Thanks! Did you put any kind of cap on them to keep dirt and water out? Just tape...?
So my buddy just showed me the perfect fix for this. There are plastic grommets that are in a hole behind the taillights that are the same exact size. Just pop some out at the junkyard next time you're there. They usually won't charge you for them.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 12:22 PM   #8
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It is going to take the same amount of time pretty much to unplug from the kick panel I think.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 02:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the great ideas!

Secondary question now: what about the courtesy light door switches? Is there simply a fuse to be removed or can they be disconnected neatly? Or will I need to go cutting wires?
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Unread 04-24-2011, 02:34 PM   #10
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They just thread out then disco that connector as well
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Unread 04-24-2011, 03:22 PM   #11
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No need to unscrew the door pin switch.... Above the kick panel on each side is the wire, (black/white 87-92) its a single wire and has a detachable plug.... if you want to make it easier, cut the quick connects off and put in micro toggle switches... Thats how I did it.... Take doors off, flip the switches to kill the light!
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