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How to Replace a Window in a Jeep Cherokee

by Jeanene S. Valentine

Sometimes, accidents will happen. Having a broken window on your Jeep Cherokee is usually an unexpected and unwelcome surprise. Broken windows are the No. 1 claim for most insurance companies, leading to higher premiums. But replacing a broken window yourself is relatively simple and cost-effective.

Step 1

Disconnect the negative (black) power cable from the vehicle battery using a wrench.

Step 2

Remove the armrest and door handle assemblies using a screwdriver. Place aside with loose screws.

Step 3

Insert a flat-head screwdriver between the door trim panel and the door. Pry the door off by disengaging the plastic retainers with the screwdriver. Work around the outer edges until the panel is free and set aside.

Step 4

Manually lower the window glass by pushing downward little by little.

Step 5

Remove the glass channel (piece of metal that separates the main side window from the small triangular window vent piece) bottom screw using a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 6

Remove the two vent window frame screws using a screwdriver. They are located at the bottom of the vent window. Tilt the vent window back towards you and remove it.

Step 7

Remove the door glass retaining stud nut and spring washer using a wrench. The stud nut is actually attached to the window. Once the stud nut is removed, pull the window glass up and out of the door.

Step 8

Install new replacement glass and securely tighten the stud nut with a wrench.

Step 9

Replace the vent window and tighten the vent window frame screws using a screwdriver.

Step 10

Replace the glass channel into place and tighten bottom screw using a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 11

Replace the door trim panel by popping back onto plastic fasteners and tightening the screws with a screwdriver.

Replace the negative (black) power cable on the vehicle battery and tighten with a wrench.

Items you will need

  • Wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Torx head screwdriver
  • Replacement window

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