Jeep Door Panel Removal

Recently my door strap holder sheared one of the screws and bent the other one pretty badly. This meant drilling out the old screws and replacing them with new ones so I had to remove the door panel to get to and replace the damaged nuts.

The most difficult part of the entire process is getting the clip off of the window crank. If you look down between the window crank and the plastic bushing you'll just be able to see the edge of the brass colored clip. I managed to get mine with a small flat-bladed screwdriver but there is also a tool you can buy specifically for this.

Next there are 5 screws that have to be removed as shown in the second picture on the left. Once those are out, the window is rolled down, and the window crank is off you can begin to remove your Jeep's door panel.

The door is held on by the lip on the top and clips around the edge of the door. I used a chisel to get between the door and the door panel and gently pried the panel off. You'll probably want to start at the bottom and work your way up to the top then lift up and pull out to remove the panel.

I ended up replacing the strap holder's screws with 1/4 inch bolts and if I ever have to remove the passenger side door panel for anything I plan on replacing those screws and nuts while I'm in there, as well.