I recommend taking the chassis side loose from the mount so you can visually align it better. Take a look at the pin side to identify any pins already bent and use something non-conductive to straighten if possible.Have to put my door back on soon, any trick when compressing the two sections of the harness??
I assume if the pins are not aligned, will require a lot more force to compress them together?
Guess I will pay close attention and start with the rear doors.
I just don't get how you are supposed to "see" it. It just snaps in!They probably wont do you any favors which sux. Rewiring both door harness is like 4hours of labor. Jeep should have never made that thing so fragile. You have to be super careful when putting back on. Jk was more robust. As soon as I saw that harness and the pins i said aww hell no.
Permanently detach the male (vehicle) end from the body mount fastener. It will make it easier to inspect the pins and straighten if needed. No need to remount.I just don't get how you are supposed to "see" it. It just snaps in!
Odd. For me it as passenger door. Rears are easy. I'll take a look but this is INSANE. $900 to fix? GFY Jeep!Permanently detach the male (vehicle) end from the body mount fastener. It will make it easier to inspect the pins and straighten if needed. No need to remount.
Also be sure to look at the door ( female) side as that is what actually causes the problem. For each of the small pins there are 2 small square holes. One is for the pin and the other is for a service tool of some sort. The fragile plastic divider is easily broken and slightly distorted...that is the problem. It moves just enough to prevent the pin from being channeled into the proper slot. I had to remove a couple with a fine dental type tool to get them to accept the pin straight.
When re mating the connector do NOT use the white lever to force it together. Use light finger pinch equally on the connector ends to slowly mate the assembly. You will probably have to lightly move the white lever as it is a cam design (works great for disassemble process). It’s a learning process but has been working well for me.
You can see through a couple spots in the connector assembly to see the pin mating progress...it may help.
The driver door is the only one I have had trouble with so far...seems to be unusually common from reading multiple posts. It could be a difference in being right handed or left. The extra 5 minutes of taking your time is worth the wait.