How to Remove Jeep Wrangler Interior Trim

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To release the tie downs from their positions on the floor, simply remove the bolts holding them in place. After that, you’ll need to pry open the shell that covers the rear seat belt mechanism and remove the mechanism. There’s a nut underneath the shroud that needs to be taken care of first. To disassemble the entire subwoofer assembly, simply remove the wiring harness and you’ll be ready to proceed.

Use even upward pressure on both sides of the Xmas tree retainer and lifting straight up and out, rather than rolling it out at an angle, will greatly increase your chances of reusing them. If you are using the trim tool, it will be considerably more beneficial.  

Are you removing the interior trim?

To vinyl wrap my trim, I’d like to hear if anyone has successfully removed the woodgrain trim from the dash and door cards without removing the entire trim. Even if I wrap it while it is still on the truck, it would take much longer to complete than it would otherwise.

1. Remove the power first from device

If you’re going to be working around your car’s electronics or near the airbag, disconnect the battery beforehand. This will be the first step because we’ll be removing the portion of the steering wheel that houses the airbag.


2. Removing the center dashboard piece

Removing the central climate control panel is made easier by using a plastic pry tool to break through the cables that keep the panel in place. A polymer tool, rather than a metal tool, will help to keep the interior surfaces of your car from becoming scratched.

3. Removing the Screen’s Bezel

Remove the plastic piece that surrounds the infotainment screen and place it somewhere safe. At the bottom, two Phillips head screws secure the textured piece in place. Make sure to store your hardware in a secure location so that you don’t lose track of where you’ve put everything. In order to save time during the reassembly process, all of the nuts, bolts, and screws will be recycled.

4. Remove the infotainment screen from the vehicle

The infotainment screen should be carefully removed. This will keep it out of the way and prevent it from becoming scratched. A holding screw that holds the dashboard’s top panel in place will also be exposed.

5. Remove the dashboard’s top panel from its mounting bracket

Remove the top panel of the dashboard after removing the screw that is located behind the infotainment screen. Using two individuals makes it easier to apply even pressure throughout the entire panel, which is beneficial. The possibility of a clip breaking exists if you tug on one area too hard.

6. Removal of the Gauge Cluster Surround

The panel can be removed by first removing the four screws and then releasing the clips. The vents will be removed later on.

7.  Removal of Screws from Top Passenger Side Panel

Six Phillips screws across the top of the passenger side panel need to be removed. However, there are a few more tasks you must complete before you may remove the panel.

8. Removing the screws behind the grab handle

Remove the two screws that are behind the grab handle on the right side of the handle. To do so, use a plastic pry tool to pop out the airbag cover and remove it. In order to get them started, a shallow 7mm socket wrench will be useful.

9. Taking the Glovebox Out

Remove the glovebox by opening it, popping the side support arm out of the way, and pressing on the plastic tab in the center of the back of the glove box. These two screws are concealed beneath the dash and must be accessed through this opening.

 10. Remove the bolts above the glovebox

To detach the panel, unscrew the two exposed 13mm bolts from behind the dash.

11. Remove the airbag connector

Before removing the real panel, cut off the golden cork for the airbag. Located in the upper-left corner of the glovebox region, this item is easy to miss at first glance.

 12. Removal of the Passenger Side Panel

Make a clean removal of the passenger side panel assembly. Clips secure the garment, allowing you to take it off with your hands.


13. Disassemble dashboard assemblies by removing the vents and bezels

With all the required assemblies gone, we can begin removing the sections that we aren’t planning on painting.

  • The vents should be removed from their assembly after the three screws keeping them in place have been removed.
  • Remove the chrome trim around the edges of the windows and door frames.
  • Jeep Center Console should be removed.
  • Remove the hood from your Jeep and loosen the negative battery cable.
  • Take out everything from the storage container located in the middle console.
  • Using a screwdriver, loosen the plastic screws that hold the console’s top and bottom together on the front.

Instructions for removing the top of a Jeep Wrangler jk

Remove your new Jeep Wrangler soft top by following these steps:

  • Grasp the sun visors with your fingers and pull them away from your face.
  • By opening the swing gate and the sail panels, you can get rid of the swing gate bar.
  • Remove the rear window panel by unzipping it and pulling it out.
  • Pulling on the Velcro will reveal the zippers on the side window panels. Unzip the file to get rid of the files from there. They should be stored vertically to avoid scratching the surfaces.
  • Disengage the sail panels from their corners and fold them on top of one another.
  • The soft top should be folded down in a W shape to protect it.
  • Straps with Velcro are used to hold the side bows in place.