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

Jeep Wrangler with Doors Removed

Many Belleville or Smithton drivers want to know how to take the doors off your Jeep model so that you can take full advantage of the Jeep’s off-road capabilities. Jeep models like the new 2019 Jeep Wrangler allow their drivers to customize their ride more than most other vehicles on the market, and one such way is the ability to take off the SUV’s doors—whether you have a 2-door or a 4-door Jeep. Want to know more about why and how you can do this? Let the experts at Auffenberg CDJR walk you through the process!

Why Would I Take the Doors off my Jeep?

Firstly, we want to explain why a driver would want to take the doors off of their Jeep so you can understand the benefits it can bring to your driving experience. If you take the doors off your Jeep, not only does it remove weight from the vehicle and thus improve fuel economy, but it also gives drivers on the trails in East St. Louis a much more immersive experience. With the doors removed, when you hit an off-road trail, you end up feeling closer to your surroundings, which can definitely improve your experience and give you more satisfaction.

How To Remove the Doors on a Jeep

Now that you know why you may want to remove the doors on a Jeep, let’s finally tell you how you can easily take them off. The first thing that you should know when taking the doors off a Jeep, is that before you do anything you’ll want to make sure you roll all of the windows down. This will protect the glass and keep your windows from taking any accidental damage. Once you’ve done that, just follow these simple steps:

  • Remove the footwell under your Jeep’s dashboard or by the b-pillar and disconnect any power cables.
  • Next, gently lift the door straps off of the hooks.
  • Finally, remove the bolt from the vehicle’s door hinges and carefully slide the door off and away.

Once the doors are off, store them in a safe and dry place so that they don’t become damaged. Now, you can drive all around Freeburg as well as the off-road trails of Lebanon without your Jeep’s doors being attached!

How to Take the Top Off a Jeep

Along with the doors, drivers can take the top off a Jeep model, however, this is a task better suited for a Jeep specialist in our service department. Removing a Jeep Wrangler hard top can take some time and effort, even with the right tools. If you aren’t careful, you could damage something important, too.

Unless you’ve done it before, it’s best to leave this to a professional! Schedule a service appointment with us so we can take the top off of your Jeep and grant you with the best off-road driving experience!

Jeep Wrangler with Top Removed

Bring Your Jeep to the Auffenberg CDJR Service Center

If you need any help with taking apart the doors or top of your Jeep, you can always bring your vehicle in to our service department! We’re located in O'Fallon, which is just a short drive from Belleville and Smithton, so stop by today! Contact us for more information, and you can also take a look at our available new Jeep models while you’re here!

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