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Unread 03-11-2009, 02:21 AM   #1
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Door removal (With pics!!)

Here's another tutorial.
Door removal is extremely simple. There are only two difficult parts in the process: Sometimes the hinges stick, requiring a little extra oomph to get the doors off, and the other is figuring out how YOU want to re-locate your mirrors to remain street-legal.

I have included pics on how to remove the fuse for the dome light.

STEP 1:
Once you've determined where your mirrors are going, you can start the removal process. First, locate the nut on the underside of the hinge.




STEP 2:
Remove the nut (2 per door) Righty tighty, lefty loosey!



STEP 3:
Remove the limiting strap on the inside of the door. It slides off the post on the inside of the Jeep tub. It will stay attached to the door.



STEP 4:
Lift the door out of the hinges. (Note: this step may be a little difficult at first, but once you figure out how to do it smoothly, it's a piece of cake!)

That's it!
Now, your interior light will most likely be on. There are several ways to keep it off. The easiest way is to remove the fuse.
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Here are the steps:

1: Open your glovebox.



2: Slide the strap out of the track it's in, thereby releasing your glove box.



3: Remove the glove box.



4: Locate Fuse #4, bottom right fuse. (Has number "10" printed on it)



5: Pull fuse using needlenose pliers. Store the fuse someplace safe, and where you'll remember where it is for future use.

Hope this helps you guys!

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Unread 03-11-2009, 02:26 AM   #2
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only some states require you to have side mirrors.. i have passed plenty of cops here in ohio and i haven't gotten pulled over for the lack of mirrors... i did check our regulations/road laws and all it said was one rear facing mirror...so you might wanna check your local law to figure this out.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 02:28 AM   #3
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only some states require you to have side mirrors.. i have passed plenty of cops here in ohio and i haven't gotten pulled over for the lack of mirrors... i did check our regulations/road laws and all it said was one rear facing mirror...so you might wanna check your local law to figure this out.
Ok. Here in CA I think they require at least 2, not sure. I just drilled and tapped where you see them in the pic. That way I know for sure I'm legal. Different states may not require all that work... just an option. Thanks!
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Unread 03-11-2009, 02:40 AM   #4
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No side mirrors for Florida
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Unread 03-11-2009, 02:57 AM   #5
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only some states require you to have side mirrors.. i have passed plenty of cops here in ohio and i haven't gotten pulled over for the lack of mirrors... i did check our regulations/road laws and all it said was one rear facing mirror...so you might wanna check your local law to figure this out.
I still have Ohio plates but live in Virginia. Ohio only requires a single rear viewing mirror and it can be anywhere. Virginia requires two rear viewing mirrors that can see at least 100 yards to the rear of the vehicle on highways only. So I think you can have one mirror off highway but the law isn't clear on that. Yeah I had to look it up to get out of a ticket. Saved myself a fine in Ohio.
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Unread 03-17-2009, 12:58 PM   #6
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Should the top hinge pin on the pass. door move with the door like the others? Mine looks like it's sealed onto the hinge and doesn't move at all.
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Unread 03-17-2009, 02:45 PM   #7
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This is a stupid question, but do you know roughly how much the doors weigh? I have the full metal doors too.

I want to take them off this summer, and it'll be my first time. I don't want to have to call for help halfway through, and don't want to ask for help if I don't actually need it.
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on moving the mirrors do they line up with the holes in the windshield hinge? or did you have to drill new ones.
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This is a stupid question, but do you know roughly how much the doors weigh? I have the full metal doors too.

I want to take them off this summer, and it'll be my first time. I don't want to have to call for help halfway through, and don't want to ask for help if I don't actually need it.
They aren't heavy...just kinda bulky. Careful, sometimes they like to just jump off while you are trying to pull them off the hinge. Mine sorta popped out and scared me.

I then proceeded to drop it
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This is a stupid question, but do you know roughly how much the doors weigh? I have the full metal doors too.

I want to take them off this summer, and it'll be my first time. I don't want to have to call for help halfway through, and don't want to ask for help if I don't actually need it.
id say the full doors weigh about 70 pounds, most people can handle it but if you cant get help you really dont want to drop a full steel door on the ground like apex did
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Unread 03-17-2009, 03:03 PM   #11
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Bottom right corner of the door...I had to unbend it then I primed it. Have yet to get around to painting it...
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i dont have any side mirrors when my doors are off...haven't been pulled over.
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Paint?? Isn't that optional on a heep?? Does 'rust' count as a color??
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1. Mirrors required. A person may not operate on a public way a vehicle so constructed, equipped, loaded or used that the operator is prevented from having a constantly free and unobstructed view of the way immediately to the rear, unless there is attached a mirror or reflector placed and adjusted to afford the operator a clear, reflected view of the highway to the rear of the vehicle for a distance of at least 200 feet.

I'm thinking this says I only need my rearview?
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my dad has an old MGB that only had the drivers side mirror for about a year before he added the passenger side and never had a problem. when i first ran without doors i did the same thing and never had a problem and drove by a police precinct every day to work. but best to have all three
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