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Unread 10-09-2002, 03:37 PM   #1
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Back Door Speakers

I have a 97 Grand Cherokee and the driver side back door speaker is rattling and driving me crazy.

Does anybody know how to get the door off so I can try and see what is wrong with the speaker??

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Unread 10-09-2002, 04:38 PM   #2
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Re: Back Door Speakers

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Does anybody know how to get the door off so I can try and see what is wrong with the speaker??
I assume you want to remove the door trim panel and not the whole door. If this is the case, here are the instructions from the Haynes manual. (Sorry no pictures).

1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. (Power windows and locks)
2. Remove the door trim panel retaining screws and the door pull/armrest assembly.
3. On manual window models, remove the window crank.
4. Insert a special door panel clip removal tool (available at auto parts stores) or a putty knife between the trim panel and the door and disengage the retaining clips. Work around the outer edge until the panel is free.
5. Once all of the clips are disengaged, detach the trim panel, disconnect any wire harness connectors and remove the trim panel from the vehicle. Note: on some models, disconnect the latch rod from the inner door handle.
6. For access to the inner door, carefully peel back the plastic water shield.
7. Prior to installation of the door panel, be sure to reinstall any clips in the panel which may have come out during the removal procedure and remain in the door itself.
8. Connect the wire harness connectors and place the panel in position in the door. Press the trim panel into place until the clips are seated.
9. Install the armrest/door pulls and the window crank. Connect the negative battery cable.

Credit to the Haynes Repair Manual for Jeep Grand Cherokee 1992 thru 2000 [] all models

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Unread 10-10-2002, 11:30 AM   #3
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I can only find one screw on that backdoor. Where would the others be hiding??

I have a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Unread 10-10-2002, 03:03 PM   #4
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I haven't looked at a 97 but the door usually has one screw for the door handle cover, one or two for the armrest/door pull and there might be one more behind a trim plug. The door panel is mostly held in by the hidden clips that you loosen with the pry tool or putty knife.
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Unread 10-10-2002, 04:01 PM   #5
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Re: Re: Back Door Speakers

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1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. (Power windows and locks)

4. Insert a special door panel clip removal tool (available at auto parts stores) or a putty knife between the trim panel and the door and disengage the retaining clips. Work around the outer edge until the panel is free.

Is number 1 really necessary or is it just there for liability reasons?

Do you really need to use a tool to get the clips out? Are they the same type of clips you find on most all other doors (that I've just pulled until they popped out for years)?
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Unread 10-10-2002, 04:27 PM   #6
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Re: Re: Re: Back Door Speakers

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Is number 1 really necessary or is it just there for liability reasons?

Do you really need to use a tool to get the clips out? Are they the same type of clips you find on most all other doors (that I've just pulled until they popped out for years)?
your answers in order....
yes & no.

if know a slick way of getting the clips out, without breaking them, go for it.

there is a eliptical shaped plug by the pull handle to open the door. use a little itty-bitty screw-driver to pry that out. there's a screw behind it. and yes check in the arm rest - where you would put your fingers in to pull the door shut.
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Unread 10-10-2002, 05:48 PM   #7
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Is number 1 really necessary or is it just there for liability reasons?

Do you really need to use a tool to get the clips out? Are they the same type of clips you find on most all other doors (that I've just pulled until they popped out for years)?
Number 1 is there because it was in the haynes manual. Most people probably don't disconnect the battery. If you don't you run the risk of shorting something out. I would rather disconnect the battery than replace a window or lock motor.

Number 4: I always used a putty knife or thin screw driver. I have boogered up the trim and broken clips. Sometimes the clips came out with no problems. You will probably get better results using the tool made for the job.
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Unread 10-11-2002, 10:20 AM   #8
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I don't suppose someone has a picture of the little clips??? I'm trying to visualize how it would work to shove a "putty knife between the trim panel and the door and disengage the retaining clips"
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