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Today 11:54 AM
dagr8tim Robbed 2 head studs to make alignment dowels to reinstall the head on my TJ. (it was my parts XJ).
Today 10:22 AM
Ralph77 So I take back not being happy about the wiring harness being cut. Still wish they did not cut the hinges though.
Having pigtails made it easier to check the regulator and actuator to see if they worked.
They appear too.
Anybody ever take apart an actuator to refresh it?
Today 09:11 AM
Ralph77 So in case anybody is interested a rear door comes apart pretty easy. Learned a couple things and had 1 oh oh moment.
So if you are replacing a rear regulator and the window is stuck up you can move it around enough after unbolting the regulator to drop the window enough to get at the torx
holding it to the regulator with a wobbly extension. Also if replacing an actuator it is easier to unhook the lock rod to the door handle on the actuator
instead of the door handle. And when you take off the door handle pulling the lock rod through attached is not a problem.
That is the lower hinge. I stripped one torx so had to cut the head off and the other just snapped.
The plate just hooks on a couple hooks in the door. You can see the one oblong hole. My thumb is covering the other.
The top hinge came right off. And I was trying to see if they were the same. Problem is that there is a runner for the window
that is part of the door so it is not letting you unhook the plate. So I can't get it out. I checked my parts catalog and best I can
tell they don't even list the part so I can't tell that way. But the shim plate is the same top and bottom so it might be. And it does
look the same so if you could find a door to cut up you could get the top to replace the bottom one.
At least it being out of the Jeep might make it easier to undo my mistake.
Last you have to look close but you can see the little rust pin points that formed under the window molding.
Today 06:12 AM
Ralph77 From time to time I get compliments on how clean my Jeep is. While I enjoy the support as I have told you guys not exactly as clean as you think.
With rain today and tomorrow figured I would see if I could deal with some of that. Awhile back I picked up 4 black doors for $100 local to me off Craigslist.
Not perfect but kind of in better shape then mine. So some shots of my rear passenger door which is one of the sore points on the Jeep.
So while in better shape rust wise not so much paint wise. I always wanted to take apart a door completely.
So I am going to putz around with that. They cut the harness and hinge. To bad cause who doesn't like spare parts. LOL.
I have taken rear windows out and a front door regulator and glass but that is about it. So this will be a learning experience.
Once apart I will see how much I can clean up the door and bring back the paint. And go from there.
First 3 shots are my door on the Jeep. Rest are the one I bought.
Today 12:21 AM
kadetklapp
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Now everyone is selling shapeways versions which actually hold more switches, go figure.
The person you are most likely referring to is our own, @wizardPC .
. Indeed. I follow him on the ‘gram.
Yesterday 10:35 PM
shooptube
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Now everyone is selling shapeways versions which actually hold more switches, go figure.
The person you are most likely referring to is our own, @wizardPC .
Yesterday 04:51 PM
kadetklapp
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I bought one of the last OEM Mopar police package bezels online in 2014. I paid like $150 for it. Now everyone is selling shapeways versions which actually hold more switches, go figure.
How many slots for switches?
4 right?
Cause I see shots from time to time of what guys say are Police Versions, show an Ext Idle Switch, but only have a 3 slot bezel. No fog lights.
I am not going to tell you how much I paid cause it would make you cry. LOL.
But I will tell you this much. It is a real Mopar part but not a Police Package Bezel. Different part number then yours.
Mine IS a four slot, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was an option on the AHB to have fog lights, which would explain the three switch bezel.
Yesterday 12:41 PM
Ralph77 So I drove the Jeep around to check the AC. Figure about 82 degrees on the ambient temp and saw about 44 degrees on my thermometer.
So I get back and throw the gauge set on and it is a little lower then I would like to see it.
So I gave it a bump and got it here. The temperature had reached 85 degrees by this point.
Also got the Lock-Ease in the locks, squirted some Chain and Cable lube down the cable to open the hood from the
bellcrank end, and some White Lithium everywhere else for the hood hinges and whatnot.
Oh and per a forum members suggestion hit the windows with a second coat of Rain-X.
It is hot, I am tired and tomorrow it is supposed to rain so I am calling it for till at least Saturday. LOL.
Yesterday 11:05 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by kadetklapp View Post
I bought one of the last OEM Mopar police package bezels online in 2014. I paid like $150 for it. Now everyone is selling shapeways versions which actually hold more switches, go figure.
How many slots for switches?
4 right?
Cause I see shots from time to time of what guys say are Police Versions, show an Ext Idle Switch, but only have a 3 slot bezel. No fog lights.
I am not going to tell you how much I paid cause it would make you cry. LOL.
But I will tell you this much. It is a real Mopar part but not a Police Package Bezel. Different part number then yours.
Yesterday 11:01 AM
kadetklapp
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Holy grail...
What's the point of it?
Waste gas mostly. Helps run a winch, OBA....
Yesterday 10:53 AM
kadetklapp
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You don’t want to know, lol. It was less than $30. It is genuine. Out of a wrecked police package 2001. I’ve been searching for one for about ten years.
Good for you.
I paid $75 for mine with the proper pigtail. I thought it was to much but I really wanted it. LOL.
Don't regret it one bit.
You don't want to know I cheap I got that 4 slot factory bezel for though. MLOL.
Going to send you a PM.
Keep an eye out for it.
I bought one of the last OEM Mopar police package bezels online in 2014. I paid like $150 for it. Now everyone is selling shapeways versions which actually hold more switches, go figure.
Yesterday 09:25 AM
TheBoogieman
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It is awesome for maintenance for starters.
I was advised by a mechanic I trust when using the Lisle Funnel for coolant
to keep the RPM at about 1500. So when I swap out my coolant I just throw the switch.
Hang out, smoke cigarettes, and drink coffee. Just make sure that there is some coolant in the funnel at all times.
Now since it only ups the idle to 1000 RPM it does take a few minutes more before all the air burps out.
I am about check my AC today since we are supposed to reach 80 degrees by noon.
The FSM says to have the Jeep idling at 1000 RPM when checking with the manifold gauges.
Throw the switch and good to go.
Fourspeedman had a good idea for another use for it. When stuck not moving in a traffic jam on a hot day
put the Jeep in neutral or park and throw the switch.
I dump my coolant straight from the jug (at idle) and have never had air in the system on any of them. I know TJ's have a self burping system when everything is working properly. I check my AC at the normal idle and leave it in drive when stuck in traffic on hot days. It idles around 650-700 rpms and engine temp stays at 210.

p.s. Now I just jinxed myself for my radiator install when it shows up Wednesday. I think I'll throw on a B&M cooler while I'm at it.
Yesterday 08:22 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
What's the point of it?
It is awesome for maintenance for starters.
I was advised by a mechanic I trust when using the Lisle Funnel for coolant
to keep the RPM at about 1500. So when I swap out my coolant I just throw the switch.
Hang out, smoke cigarettes, and drink coffee. Just make sure that there is some coolant in the funnel at all times.
Now since it only ups the idle to 1000 RPM it does take a few minutes more before all the air burps out.
I am about check my AC today since we are supposed to reach 80 degrees by noon.
The FSM says to have the Jeep idling at 1000 RPM when checking with the manifold gauges.
Throw the switch and good to go.
Fourspeedman had a good idea for another use for it. When stuck not moving in a traffic jam on a hot day
put the Jeep in neutral or park and throw the switch.
Yesterday 08:10 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by kadetklapp View Post
Holy grail...
What's the point of it?
Yesterday 08:06 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by kadetklapp View Post
You donít want to know, lol. It was less than $30. It is genuine. Out of a wrecked police package 2001. Iíve been searching for one for about ten years.
Good for you.
I paid $75 for mine with the proper pigtail. I thought it was to much but I really wanted it. LOL.
Don't regret it one bit.
You don't want to know I cheap I got that 4 slot factory bezel for though. MLOL.
Going to send you a PM.
Keep an eye out for it.
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