Jeep WK Grand Cherokee Interior Trim & Audio Component Removal

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1. Radio bezel and radio (2005-2007)

Radio bezel and heart vent meeting (2005-2007)

Radio bezel elimination (2005-2007)

The one-piece radio/vent bezel is mounted with 5 spring clips and aligned on the high with plastic tabs. Grab the bezel within the again curved space and pull it ahead to drag it away from the plastic tabs. Carefully pull the bezel outwards round its perimeter to launch it from the spring tabs.

Front and again views of the navigation radio bezel (2005-2007)

Radio elimination (2005-2007)

The radio is mounted with 4 screws, take away them and thoroughly pull the radio out sufficient to entry the rear connectors. It is vital to notice that the radio antenna connector is the newer “locking” fashion”. Grasp the outer ring and pull outward to launch the antenna from the radio. For reinstallation it merely pushes again on and locks in place.

               Rear radio connectors 2005-2007                                                             Locking antenna

Radio antenna removal and installation (PDF)

2. Center stack bezel (2005-2007)

1. Remove shifter trim bezels as proven in part 3 beneath. Remove the phillips screw contained in the cubby gap that’s between the 2 energy shops. Once the screw is eliminated you’ll be able to pull your entire heart bezel trim piece off by hand, it’s held in place with spring clips. Move the shifter to “D” for somewhat extra room.

The heart bezel is hooked up with spring clips and one phillips screw

3. Radio and Center stack bezel (2008-2010)

For 2008, the redesigned instrument panel contains a one-piece radio bezel/heart stack bezel. The two heart air vents are additionally hooked up to the bezel, together with the swap banks and A/C controls. The whole meeting is eliminated as one piece.

Center bezel meeting (2008-2010)

1. The shifter trim should be eliminated with the intention to take away the middle bezel (see “Shifter trim” part beneath).

2. Remove the phillips screw positioned on the backside of the middle stack, contained in the cubby gap.

3. With a trim stick, fastidiously pry across the whole perimeter of the bezel meeting, together with the 2 air vents. Start on the backside the place there are two protruding tabs with holes in them. Place the top of a spherical screwdriver by way of the holes, utilizing it to drag the underside of the bezel outward on all sides. You can then begin to work your approach upwards and evenly facet to facet. The heart bezel is secured very tight and requires a little bit of persistence as you slowly free it from the spring tabs. At the highest of the bezel make certain to free the vents as they’re a part of the bezel meeting. There can be a tab behind the underside heart of the radio which may be pulled out somewhat together with your fingers. Before the middle bezel is completely free, place a towel over the shifter space in order to not scratch the shift bezel when the middle bezel is eliminated.

4. Once free, the middle bezel may be pulled out far sufficient to achieve behind it to unfasten the wiring harnesses for the swap banks, A/C controls and energy shops. However, it isn’t essential to unplug the middle stack wiring harnesses with the intention to entry/take away the radio. With the shifter pulled again, the middle bezel meeting may be rotated sideways and rested on the shift console with all wiring connectors left in place. This may also be useful once you need to faucet into the again of the facility outlet wiring for gadgets reminiscent of cell telephones and radar detectors (see photograph above proper). Note that the left energy outlet is powered on and off with the ignition, and the correct outlet is powered on always.

Radio elimination (2008-2010)

The radio is mounted with 4 screws, take away them and thoroughly pull the radio out sufficient to entry the rear connectors. Remove the wiring harnesses and antenna connectors. It is vital to notice that the radio antenna connector is the newer “locking” fashion” (see illustration above). Grasp the outer ring and pull outward to launch the antenna from the radio. For reinstallation it merely pushes again on and locks in place.

Radio antenna removal and installation (PDF)

4. Shifter trim bezels (2005-2010)

                                Shift bezel inside trim                                                                 Shift bezel outer trim

1. Remove the chrome inside trim piece first by gently prying it up with a trim stick. Once began, the piece may be lifted up together with your fingers, slowly transferring across the perimeter of the trim piece. The bigger outer trim, which accommodates the small storage pocket, is eliminated the identical approach.

5. Center ground console 2005-2010

                      Center console again cowl                                                          Center console meeting

1. Remove the shifter trim bezels (see part 3 above).

2. Remove the middle console rear cowl by prying it outwards. It is held in place by springclips. Disconnect {the electrical} connector(s).

3. Remove the two screws on the backside rear of the console.

4. Remove the cup holder mat and the phillips screw beneath it.

5. Apply Parking Brake if not already utilized. Move shift lever to Drive.

6. Remove the console by lifting the again up and pulling console towards rear of auto.

6. Door trim panels, door audio system, window swap bezels 2005-2010

Front doorways

Interior door panel, entrance. Far proper photograph, hidden third screw on 2008 fashions.

NOTE: According to the manufacturing unit service handbook the door panel retention clips are designed for use solely as soon as. The eight retention clips ought to be discarded and changed with new clips every time the door trim panel is faraway from the door. Failure to switch retention clips could lead to poor door panel retention. We have discovered that the panel may be eliminated a number of instances and reinstalled with no issues. However, it’s at all times a good suggestion to have a couple of spare retention clips useful ought to any of them break. The half quantity for the entrance and rear door clips is 6507686AA and they are often ordered Here.

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1. Disconnect and isolate the battery unfavorable cable.

2. Remove the three phillips head screws that safe the entrance door trim panel to the door. The screw within the door pull is positioned beneath the rubber pad. The rubber pad can easy be lifted as much as take away (Note: rubber pads have been deleted throughout the 2006 mannequin 12 months).

2008 fashions vital be aware: The 2008 entrance door trim panels do not need a screw positioned within the door pull space. Instead, this third screw is positioned behind the door swap trim bezel (see far proper photograph above). To take away the swap bezel trim, elevate up across the edges with a trim stick or your fingers. Lift the bezel up simply sufficient to free it from the armrest. You can then entry the screw by putting a screwdriver between the armrest and swap bezel meeting. The drivers facet is tougher because the swap bezel additionally accommodates the mirror swap and wiring harness which leaves little room to boost the bezel sufficient to achieve the screw.

3. Starting on the facet closest to the entrance of the automotive, seize and pull the decrease storage pocket outward with a jerking movement to disengage the trim panel nook from the door. If the trim panel doesn’t simply come free use a trim keep on with pry the panel away from the door in a decrease nook. Once the nook is unfastened you’ll be able to work across the sides and backside to disengage the remainder of the plastic clips by pulling the panel outward.

4. Once the 2 sides and backside of the panel are free from the door, elevate the door panel upward barely, lifting it to clear the inside door lock stem and to clear the window channel opening. The door panel ought to now be free sufficient to drag it a number of inches away from the door.

5. While holding the entrance door trim panel in place a couple of inches away from the door, attain behind it to entry and disconnect the door wire harness connectors and the inside door deal with actuator rod.

Door lock actuator rod

6. Disconnect the inside door deal with actuator rod from the inside door deal with (see photograph above). The plastic lock tab swings away from the rod to launch it, the rod can then be lifted out of its mounting socket. A slender flat head screwdriver can be utilized to pry the plastic lock tab from its place.

7. Disconnect the 2 wire harness connectors from the facility door swap meeting. Disconnect the facility mirror wire harness connector if geared up. The electrical connectors have a tab that’s pushed in to launch it whereas the connector is pilled outward. The door panel can now be eliminated.

8. The door is roofed with a black plastic cowl. The cowl is hooked up with a bead of putty and may be simply eliminated by slowly pulling it outward away from the door. If doable, go away as a lot of the putty as doable hooked up to the door body by working it again to the door together with your fingers. When reinstalling the quilt preserve it as tight as doable and you should definitely line up the indentations/holes. Once in place take a rag and rub laborious across the perimeter of the quilt the place the putty bead lies beneath. This will reseal it to the door.

Front door proven with trim panel eliminated. Maxiumum speaker mounting depth is 3-1/16″


Boston Acoustics 6″x9″ entrance door speaker

Reinstalling the entrance panel

1. Hold the door panel in place and attain behind it to reconnect {the electrical} connectors and actuator rod. Make certain all connectors are pushed in tight.

2. Align the highest nook of the panel by way of the door lock stem. Fit the highest fringe of the panel into the window rail the place it ought to hook over and sit flush.

3. Align the plastic fastener that’s behind the mirror space into its gap and push firmly. You can now work across the door panel to push in the remainder of the fasteners. Check your entire perimeter of the door panel to ensure it’s flush with the door.

4. Reconnect the unfavorable floor cable.

Rear doorways

Interior door panel, rear

NOTE: According to the manufacturing unit service handbook the door panel retention clips are designed for use solely as soon as. The eight retention clips ought to be discarded and changed with new clips every time the door trim panel is faraway from the door. Failure to switch retention clips could lead to poor door panel retention. We have discovered that the panel may be eliminated a number of instances and reinstalled with no issues. However, it’s at all times a good suggestion to have a couple of spare retention clips useful ought to any of them break. The half quantity for the entrance and rear door clips is 6507686AA and they are often ordered Here.

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery unfavorable cable.

2. Remove the 2 phillips screws that safe the rear door trim panel to the door.

3. Grab and pull the decrease storage pocket outward with a jerking movement to disengage the trim panel nook from the door. Once the nook is unfastened you’ll be able to work across the sides and backside to disengage the remainder of the plastic clips by pulling the panel outward.

4. Once the 2 sides and backside of the panel are free from the door, elevate the door panel upward barely, lifting it to clear the inside door lock stem. The door panel ought to now be free sufficient to drag it a number of inches away from the door.

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5. Position the rear door trim panel far sufficient away to entry the door panel wire harness connector and the inside door deal with actuator rod.

6. Disconnect the inside door deal with actuator rod from the inside door deal with (see photograph of entrance door above). The plastic lock tab swings away from the rod to launch it, the rod can then be lifted out of its mounting socket. A slender flat head screwdriver can be utilized to pry the plastic lock tab from its place.

7. Disconnect the wire harness connector from the facility door swap meeting. The electrical connector has a tab that’s pushed in to launch it whereas the connector is pulled outward. The door panel can now be eliminated.

8. The door is roofed with a black plastic cowl. The cowl is hooked up with a bead of putty and may be simply eliminated by slowly pulling it outward away from the door. If doable, go away as a lot of the putty as doable hooked up to the door body by working it again to the door together with your fingers. When reinstalling the quilt preserve it as tight as doable and you should definitely line up the indentations/holes. Once in place take a rag and rub laborious across the perimeter of the quilt the place the putty bead lies beneath. This will reseal it to the door.

Reinstalling the rear panel

1. Hold the door panel in place and attain behind it to reconnect {the electrical} connector and actuator rod. Make certain connector is pushed in tight.

2. Align the highest nook of the panel by way of the door lock stem. Fit the highest fringe of the panel into the window rail the place it ought to hook over and sit flush.

3. Work across the door panel to push in place every of the six trim panel fasteners. Check your entire perimeter of the door panel to ensure it’s flush with the door.

4. Reconnect the unfavorable floor cable.

Window swap bezel trim (entrance and rear doorways)

Removal

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery unfavorable cable.

2. Using a trim stick, begin on the rear of the swap housing (1) and pry as much as take away from door trim panel.

3. Disconnect electrical harness connectors from swap.

4. Remove swap from housing.

Installation

1. Position swap into place within the housing and push down till it snaps into place.

2. Connect electrical connectors to modify.

3. Insert entrance finish of swap housing into door trim panel opening. Press into place.

4. Connect unfavorable battery cable.

7. Instrument panel audio system / A-pillar seize handles 2005-2010

                            Intrument panel audio system                                                        A-pillar seize handles

1. The seize deal with/A-pillar trim should be eliminated to entry the speaker grilles. The handles are eliminated by prying open the plastic bolt covers with a small flat screwdriver after which eradicating the 2 bolts with a small diameter 10mm socket. The grilles are hooked up fairly firmly, with 5 tangs holding them in place. Remove the speaker screws with a brief 90-degree phillips screwdriver or socket wrench.

8. Steering column entry door and hush panel 2005-2010


WK hush panel

1. The decrease hush panel is hooked up with two screws, take away the screws and decrease the panel downward somewhat to drag it out. NOTE: This panel doesn’t must be eliminated with the intention to open the steering column opening cowl that’s above it.

WK hush panel

2. The steering column entry door is hinged on the backside and secured shut with spring clips on the high. Pull the highest edge away from the sprint and pull downward to open.

9. Liftgate trim panel and exterior deal with 2005-2010

The liftgate trim panel is hooked up with 10 screws and 10 plastic fasteners

1. Remove the 8 brief phillips head screws positioned across the perimeter of the liftgate trim panel and the 2 lengthy screws which might be close to the glass lock actuator.

2. With a trim device or flat plastic putty knife pry up the trim on the facet closest to the inside tailgate gentle. There are 10 plastic fasteners that maintain the trim in place. Work across the liftgate trim to fastidiously separate it from the door. Before the trim may be utterly eliminated you need to disconnect {the electrical} connector from the tailgate gentle.

View of inside liftgate with trim panel eliminated.

Inside of liftgate displaying wiper motor and lock parts

Closeup view of wiper motor and lock parts

Liftgate deal with elimination

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery unfavorable cable.

2. Remove the trim panel from the within of the liftgate as proven above.

3. Remove the liftgate watershield.

4. Disconnect {the electrical} connector of the latch deal with (2) on the within of the liftgate.

5. Disconnect actuator cable from latch deal with.

6. Reach by way of the clearance gap within the inside the liftgate panel on all sides of the latch to entry and take away the 2 nuts (1) that safe the deal with to the liftgate.

7. Reach by way of the clearance gap on the within of the liftgate, squeeze clips and take away the latch deal with.

Liftgate deal with

10. Cowl trim and door sill scuff plates 2005-2010

Cowl trim

Door sill scuff plates

Removal

1. Remove the entrance door sill scuff plate by utilizing a trim stick or lifting up by hand, to disengage the retaining tabs that safe the door sill scuff plate to the retaining clips within the door sill.

2. Remove the hush panel from beneath the instrument panel (see part 8 above).

3. Remove the nut that secures the cowl trim panel to the mounting bracket.

4. Remove the cowl trim panel.

Installation

1. Align the fastener gap within the cowl trim panel with the stud on the mounting bracket after which seat the trim panel onto the mounting bracket.

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2. Install the nut that secures the cowl trim panel to the mounting bracket.

3. Install the hush panel.

4. Install the entrance door sill scuff plate by aligning the retaining tabs on the door sill scuff plate with the retaining clips within the door sill and firmly pushing downward.

11.Rear quarter panel trim, rear load ground & audio amplifier 2005-2010

The audio amplifier is positioned behind the drivers facet quarter trim panel within the cargo space

1. Remove the rear passenger seat cushion. The seat cushion is hooked up with two bolts, one on all sides of the underside of the cushion (see merchandise 14 beneath for seat cushion elimination). NOTE: This step is barely obligatory when you plan to utterly take away the quarter trim panel from the automobile. The amplier may be accessed and eliminated because the trim panel may be pulled out far sufficient for entry behind it. CAUTION: Do not pull quarter trim panel too far outwards, particularly when chilly, as it will probably crack on the slender finish.

2. Fold the rear seat down and take away any saved gadgets from the cargo space. Remove the cargo shade if put in.

Liftgate opening scuff plate and higher trim

3. Remove the higher liftgate opening trim piece and the decrease scuff plate. Both are hooked up with spring clips and are simply pulled off. See photographs above.

Location of load ground bolts and photograph of cargo space with load ground eliminated

4. Remove the cargo space load ground. It is hooked up with two bolts as proven within the photograph above. Remove the bolts with a 15mm socket and elevate the load ground up and pull out to take away from the automobile.

5. Remove the D-pillar trim. It is hooked up with spring clips and pulls off from the highest.

6. Using a trim stick or equal, disengage the retaining tabs that safe the higher C-pillar trim panel to the retaining clips within the C-pillar and place the panel and the seat belt out of the best way.

7. Remove the 2 phillips screws that safe the quarter trim panel to the quarter panel. NOTE: It shouldn’t be essential to take away the torx screw that attaches the cargo internet hook to the trim panel.

8. Pull the quarter trim panel away from the quarter panel. If geared up, disconnect the 12v energy outlet wire harness connector.

12. Glovebox 2005-2010

Glovebox elimination and set up

Glovebox elimination

1. If geared up, separate the glove field damper rod (1) from the glove field by sliding the rod in the direction of the rear of the automobile to launch it from the bin. Be cautious to not pull on the top of the damper too laborious or it might come out of its socket.

2. Open the glove field and push the cease tabs all the way down to drop the glove field out of the instrument panel.

3. Rotate the field down and launch the door hinges (2) on the backside and take away the glove field.

Glovebox set up

1. Snap the decrease glove field hinges (2) over the pivots (1) and rotate up.

2. Push the cease tabs down and shut the glove field.

3. Connect the damper rod (1) to the outer facet of the field compartment.

13. Cluster bezel 2005-2010


Cluster bezel elimination

1. The non-leather bezel is held in place by two spring clips on the backside, and flat plastic information tabs on the high. The leather-based wrapped bezel is held in place by 5 spring clips, two on the underside and three on the highest.

2. To take away, elevate from beneath the underside left and proper sides and pull the bezel ahead to launch it from the spring clips. For the leather-based bezel, the highest half would require pulling ahead to launch three extra spring clips.

3. To set up, align spring clips and tabs and push bezel straight in.

Standard cluster bezel and leather-based wrapped cluster bezel – rear views

14. Seat cusion and seat again, rear 2005-2010

Rear seat cushion elimination

Rear seat cushion elimination

1. Remove the 2 mounting bolts (1), one from all sides of the automobile.

2. Slide the rear seat cushion ahead to launch the hooks (2) from the physique pan.

Rear seat cushion set up

1. Tuck the rear of the seat cushion beneath the seat again and as you’re doing so, make certain the hooks are sliding into the slots within the physique (2).

2. Install the 2 bolts to the rear seat cushion. Tighten to 50 N·m (37 ft. lbs.).

Rear seat again elimination

Rear seat again elimination

1. Remove the rear seat cushion.

2. Loosen outboard decrease anchor bolts (1) and slide the rear seat belt anchor (2) off the bolt.

3. Remove the 4 rear seat again mounting bolts (1) and take away seat again from automobile.

Rear seat again set up

1. Place the rear seat again into place by slipping the hinge bracket onto the 2 outboard decrease bolts.

2. Install the opposite 4 mounting bolts (1). Remember to put in the three inside seat belt buckles. Torque the bolts to 50 N·m (37 ft. lbs.).

3. Slide the 2 outboard seat belt anchors (2) onto the outboard decrease bolts (1). Tighten bolts to 50 N·m (37 ft. lbs.).

4. Install the rear seat cushion.

Underneath rear seat, 2008 mannequin displaying location of Parl Assist, Power Inverter and T-Case management modules.

15. Defrost vent covers 2005-2010

Defrost vent covers, pry up from nook to take away

Defrost vent covers elimination

1. The vent covers are held in place with plastic tabs. With a trim stick or plastic putty knife, pry up one nook and elevate up the vent cowl to take away.

Defrost vent covers, back and front

16. Overhead console 2005-2010

Overhead console removal (PDF)

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