How to Take the Doors off a Jeep Wrangler

December 3rd, 2018 by

Jeep Wrangler top off driving off-road in front of mountains

Adventure lovers have been turning to the Jeep Wrangler for a thrilling ride for decades. The Wrangler is one of the more inventive vehicles with a removable top and doors to get you connected to your surroundings. Learn how to take the doors and top off your Jeep Wrangler with our comprehensive guide.

How To Remove the Doors on a Jeep

  • Roll down the glass windows to keep the glass protected while removing the doors.
  • Disconnect any power cables located under the footwell or by the b-pillar. This should pop off by removing the clip that attaches it.
  • Remove the door straps by gently lifting them off the hooks.
  • Remove the bolt from the door hinge and gently slide the door off and away.
  • Make sure you store the doors and bolts somewhere safe and dry.
  • You are ready for a doors-off excursion.

How To Take the Top Off a Jeep

  • Remove the Freedom Panels by starting at the driver’s side working from left to right. Move the sun visor and proceed to undo the latches and levers.
  • The front two panels can now be taken off. You can stop here if you only want the front portion of the roof off, or you can continue on to take the whole top off of your Jeep.
  • If you choose to remove the rest of the roof you first need to disconnect the windshield washer line and wire harness. Jeep includes a storage area so you can keep these safe while riding around Kingsville.
  • Start at the driver’s side and use the toolkit that came with your Wrangler to remove the six total T50 Torx bits underneath the rear glass. Lost that toolkit? Our parts department can help.
  • Repeat on the other side of your Wrangler
  • Remove the two T50 Torx bolts holding the top of the JL Wrangler hardtop in place
  • Your top should be ready to remove. Get some help and take the top off!

Why Would I Take Apart my Jeep?

While removing the doors and top may feel unnecessary if you don’t own a Jeep, they are one of the things Jeep enthusiasts love about their vehicles. Appreciating the wind in your face, that connection to the elements, makes sense for the adventurous and outdoor-loving Jeep culture.

Another reason to take off the doors on your Jeep helps with the overall fuel consumption or weight of the vehicle itself. If you’re trekking down trails on an excursion, removing the doors assists with fuel economy and the overall trail experience.

Get Help From the Experts at Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass!

If you encounter a challenge in taking the top or doors off your Jeep, the service team at Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass is here to help, and remember to check your tire tread depth either before or after you go on your adventures so you can trust those tires to get you back on pavement. Schedule an appointment with a technician in our service department today, and we’ll have you ready for the fresh air in Aransas Pass in no time. Before you go, you can also find out more about the 2019 Jeep Wrangler, including the various color options available for it.

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