Busy week for project WJ Rehab. Below is a list and brief explanation of the fix.
-Hood Strut - $9.67 ea - SACHS Part # SG404018
*** Straight forward. When the hood drops like a rock, it's time for new struts. 5 minute fix. Doesn't get easier that this.
-Tail Lamp Socket - $3.28 ea - DORMAN Part # 923034
*** Open tail gate. Remove two philips head screws from tail light lens. Twist 1/4 turn to install. Easy 5 minute fix.
-Air Bag Clock Spring - $76.99 - Dorman Part # 525-108
***Detach the Negative battery terminal. Remove the bolts holding the driver side airbag. Detach plugs from wheel. Pull the Steering wheel (you will need a puller that doesn't use bolts screwed into the wheel). Replace the clock spring. Pull the tab. Reassemble steering assembly.
-Dash light - $4.99
Video on accessing dash - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM_oGK1DVXw
-Rear door lock - $27.99
*** Pull door panel (car door panel puller is handy). Disconnect two rods from door panel. inside door, disconnect rod from handle to lock. Remove 3 Torx bolts from lock. Pull lock out and disconnect plug from lock. Reverse lock
-Seat Memory not working $0.00
Remember that the door controls systems. Someone tore up the door panel trying to fix the memory (very annoying to have the seat lay down every time you get in). The broken rear door lock kept the memory from working. As soon as the lock was fixed, the memory worked.
-Turn Signal relay - $9.99
Located above the fuse panel. Biggest fuse middle of top row. The video below is excellent to learn how to remove dash components to access this area.
-No A/C fan - $27.00 for resistor + $20 for wiring harness off Amazon
*** The forum was right! Upon inspection the resistor was melted. Previous attempts to fix obviously failed. Tip... The hard wired two wires run over the top of a support and connect to the front of the fan. Depress the connector on opposite side of fan to release. Use the yellow butt connector to reattach the 3 wire harness. Tip... Remove the passenger seat to gain room to work in tight quarters. (longest job of the day)
-Door cards (panels) $30 ea. x2 $60 total
*** Depending on year built they may have the 1 time use connectors. Buy in bulk before you start. They're cheap! (need to find the link)