How to Take the Doors Off Your Jeep Wrangler: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Those who own a Jeep Wrangler know that it is a true icon built for the outdoors. The ideal vehicle for driver’s looking for adventure around Nickerson, the Wrangler delivers incredible off-road capabilities. To make sure you get the full effect of the great outdoors, the Wrangler is equipped with removable doors and other parts to get you out in the open air.

One of the best driving experiences is fully experiencing the power and liveliness of your vehicle without the interference barriers. Thankfully, learning how to take the doors off your Jeep Wrangler is easy with our comprehensive guide. Just follow the steps below.

How To Remove the Doors

Before you start taking the doors of your Wrangler, make sure you roll down the windows to protect the glass. This will minimize the risk of them breaking while the door is being removed and stored. Once they’re down, process with the following steps:If your Jeep is equipped with power windows, locks, or mirrors, first disconnect all electronic connections.

  1. Open the door(s) you plan to remove and locate the wire harness. Depending on your model, you will have to remove either the footwell under the dash or the b-pillar to get to the wiring. Push down on the tab release to disconnect the harness.
  2. Now that the harness is unplugged, at each door hinge, loosen the lock nuts. This can be done with a T50 socket and ratchet, or a 13mm socket.
  3. Remove the door straps by lifting off the hooks. The door straps prevent the door from swinging open and banging into the fender. So, make sure you hold the door firmly when removing them.
  4. At this point you can fully remove the lock nuts. Once all the bolts are gone, you can lift the door off the hinges. You may want a partner for this step since the doors are heavy.

From there, you’ll be able to enjoy a doorless ride around Newton.

Tip: Make sure you store the doors in a safe and dry place. Also, lubing the door hinges will help the door slide off with ease next time you take the doors off your Wrangler.

Why Would I Take the Doors Off my Wrangler?

As a new–or older– Jeep owner you may be wondering why should you remove the doors on your Jeep. If you’re driving around Hutchinson or following a trail, takiing your doors off allows for a full immersive driving experience. Outdoor enthusiasts rave about Jeep’s removable components because they can feel the outdoor elements while enjoying their drive. It’s one less physical barrier between you, your Jeep, and the great outdoors.

Removing the Wrangler’s doors (and other removable parts like the roof and windshield) also results in a more spirited ride. Without the doors, the Wrangler is over a hundred pounds lighter. This also helps overall fuel consumption. If you’re trekking down trails on an excursion, a more engaging and less burdened Wrangler accentuates the overall trail experience.

Let Our Team at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Assist You!

If you are having trouble removing the doors off of your Wrangler, our service team at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can help. Schedule an appointment with us today and we’ll have the doors off of your Jeep Wrangler in no time. Also, for more tips like this, check out our list of 10 maintenance things every driver should know!


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