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Unread 08-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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How to remove front kick panels?

I need to remove the front kick panels in my WJ, how do they come off? I don't see any screws so are they just held in with clips?

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Unread 08-04-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Spring clips and one plastic threaded not on each side if I remember correctly. Youll need to pull the bottom plastic door sills before you pull the kick panel. Just yank hard but evenly and you wont break anything, although it feels like you might.
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X2 its actually very simple.
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Pull the door sills.

There are 3 screws holding the kick panel to the lower door sill (you'll see after pulling up the plastic door sill pieces)
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X3 I would also suggest going to your local O'Reilly's and purchasing the Chilton's manual on your Jeep. Answers a whole bunch of questions on removing parts. Not perfect but you can get a pretty good idea before you even start of what you are up against.
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on the panel theres a circle towards the front of the truck, unscrew it then pull the door sill up. thats where the screws are, remove those and off it comes.
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Thanks for the replies guys, I got them off pretty easy. I was looking to see if I could find any more breaks further up the wires for the power windows/door locks. I didn't find anything. On a good note my interior lights aren't stuck on anymore and the passenger side window and door locks started mysteriously working again. Does anybody have any idea why its having these problems intermittenly. I'm thinking it could possibly be the master switch on the drivers door.
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Thanks for the replies guys, I got them off pretty easy. I was looking to see if I could find any more breaks further up the wires for the power windows/door locks. I didn't find anything. On a good note my interior lights aren't stuck on anymore and the passenger side window and door locks started mysteriously working again. Does anybody have any idea why its having these problems intermittenly. I'm thinking it could possibly be the master switch on the drivers door.
It's very common for wires to break in the rubber boot in the door jambs. It's usually the driver's side ground wire, which causes all of the door locks+windows to quit, or work intermittently.
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It's very common for wires to break in the rubber boot in the door jambs. It's usually the driver's side ground wire, which causes all of the door locks+windows to quit, or work intermittently.
They've already broke on both sides and been repaired, more than once actually. I can't believe the problems are still there.
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Unread 08-07-2012, 07:57 AM   #10
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I am having a similar problem and after inspecting the drivers side door boot I found a wire that has been repaired once before which has electrical tape wound around it. I would bet that this is where my problem is coming from. Only problem is that this tapped part of the wire is pretty far back and nearly impossible to get to. Any advice on easier access to wires in the rubber boot?
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Unread 08-07-2012, 09:22 AM   #11
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I'm going to try to find a master switch at the junkyard and try that first. I don't want to buy one new just yet considering I've seen them go anywhere from $185-$300 on ebay. The reason I want to try this is you can hit the driver side switches and hear an audible click and the other 2 don't do anything. Another thing I need to try is learning how to use a multimeter and check the wires themselves for any unforseen problems.
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