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Removing Door Panels On A
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Gaining Access To Repair Power Windows, Door Locks, Side Mirrors and More.

(Covers Model Years 1999 to 2007)

In This Article:

Various screws are removed and then the door panel is pried away. Electrical connectors are disconnected to separate the panel from the door.

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Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)

Time Taken: About 15 Minutes

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

This is the driver's door for a 1999 to 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Driver's door on a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

 

  To remove the door panel, I started at the top of the door panel at the side view mirror area. With a small screwdriver I removed the fastener cover.

 

Using a Phillips screwdriver, I removed the screw.  

 

Removing screws to remove door panel on a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Then I removed the screw from behind the door lever.

 

I located a Phillips screw at the bottom of the inside door pull handle and removed the screw. Fastener in door pull, 07 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

 

 Prying plastic door panel away from car door. Then I pried the plastic door panel from the metal door shell. I found this to be difficult and some of the clips broke. There is a generic replacement clip, which I will show later in this article.

 

I lifted up and pulled the plastic panel from the door. That's when I found out that a wire harness was mounted to the plastic door panel.  

 

  First I disconnected the wire connection to the side view mirror. I used a small screwdriver and pried up the clip on the connector.

 

Then I pulled the wire connector apart.  

 

 Removing mirror on 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If I was removing the side view mirror, I would remove the foam sound cover and unscrew the three nuts (red arrows) attaching the mirror to the metal door frame.

BE CAREFUL. Support the mirror so it doesn't fall and cause damage to the door.

 

With a screwdriver or hook tool, I moved the door latch lever clip.

I just swung the clip around the rod and the rod was released.

Disconnecting door latch linkage rod, Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

 

  Then I lifted the rod from the clip.

I applied the same procedure to the second rod.

 

Using my thumb, I pressed the release tab on the wire connector. Disconnecting wiring harness, Jeep door. 

 

  Then I pulled the connector from the switch.

At this point the plastic door panel was completely separated from the metal door shell.

 

View of back side of plastic door panel.  

 

  View of metal door shell with dust cover and sound deadener attached.

 

On the left are the old style clips and retainers. These often break when trying to remove a door panel. 

The clip on the right is a one-piece generic clip can be purchased at most auto parts store.

 

 

Removing The Rear Door Panel:

  View of rear door.

 

I removed the Phillips screw from the bottom of the inside door pull handle.   

 

  Next I removed the Phillips screw from behind the inside latch handle.

 

With a rigid putty knife or other pry tool I pried the plastic door panel from the metal door shell.  

 

  I then swung the plastic clip from around the latch lever rod. Then I lifted the rod out of the retainer hole.

I applied the same procedure to the other rod.

Then I disconnected the wire connector between the plastic door panel and metal door shell.

 

View of the back of the plastic door panel.

 

  View of metal door shell with dust and sound deadener cover still attached.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Rigid Putty Knife or Small Pry Bar
  • Small Flat Screwdriver:
  • Hook Tool

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written August 19, 2008