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Removing doors with power accessories?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Lance, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. Lance

    Lance 1/2 ton status

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    I've searched on here for removing the doors and found lots of useful information for those units without power accessories. Can't find any info on how to do it if you have power window or door locks. I know someone here has to have encountered this. Please point me in the right direction. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    Thanks,

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  2. BlazerGuy

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    You can try unplugging the harness where it connects to the main harness, down near the kick panels, but the only thing limiting you from pulling the harness out with the doors is that damned rubber grommet, you may be able to cut this out though, good luck and I hope that made sense! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  3. jekbrown

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    its no biggie, all the power stuff in doors have wiring that have easy-to-disconnect connectors. If you take your door panels off and look around inside the door you'll find the window/lock wiring, just unplug em and you're on ur way.

    j
     
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    Just unplug the wire harness on both sides just above the kick panel. You may have to remove the kick panel to see them. Then drill out the rivots hoilding the rubber boot to the truck. Then carefuly pull them out. Yu may have to unbolt the door hinges to drill the rivots.

    Good luck
     
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    you can do what was mentioned above or just cut the wires and add these connectors.
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    No offense, but I'd never use those in a hinge situation.

    If I were going to do anything like cutting the wires, I'd go find those sweet setups from the new vehicles. No wires, just metal contacts kind of like the door jamb switches on our trucks.
     
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    no offence taken.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif there's prolly alot of things on my rig that others wouldn't do, so i'm use to it. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  8. Lance

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    Thanks to everyone for their input. Most everyone hit on the problem I was having, you can disconnect them on the truck side or the door side, but you still have the issue with the grommets and the wires that run through it.

    dyeager, got any idea on where to pick up those contacts or a place to start my search? This sounds like the ticket to keep the door removal / replacement time to a minimum.

    Thanks again everyone!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Lance
     
  9. dyeager535

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    Minivans started getting them pretty early on the sliding side doors.

    Friend has an '86(pretty sure thats right) Astro that has them on the sliding door. For other setups (more or less contacts) I'd look at all newer (say late late 90's) vehicles though, I have a feeling most every maker has gone (or will) to that style.

    But vans are the obvious first step, since the side doors slide and that makes wiring difficult.
     
  10. BlazerGuy

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    You can get the Wireless kit from LMC Truck and you may be able to get it from Summit but I'm not sure... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  11. Lance

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    Thanks for the tip!
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    Lance
     

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