Driver's Door Electrical Connection

Radio Guy

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Feb 24, 2021
Messages
107
Reaction score
104
Location
So Cal
Vehicle(s)
2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave
Occupation
Retired
Some Caig products are geared towards the high end audiophile user and I don't think you will notice much difference lubricating a connector in a vehicle over the more basic product. Most commercial users I see have the D5 spray on hand. I've been using it and its predecessor for over 40yrs.





Advertisement

 

Kevin_D

Well-Known Member
First Name
Kevin
Joined
Oct 18, 2020
Messages
919
Reaction score
1,016
Location
Inland Northwest
Vehicle(s)
2021 Sport S, 1971 J4000, a bunch of other stuff

Vtur

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2021
Messages
55
Reaction score
13
Location
Norcal
Vehicle(s)
JTOD
I would use dielectric grease and using both hands, pulling the lever down and push the connectors together at the same time.
 

Kevin_D

Well-Known Member
First Name
Kevin
Joined
Oct 18, 2020
Messages
919
Reaction score
1,016
Location
Inland Northwest
Vehicle(s)
2021 Sport S, 1971 J4000, a bunch of other stuff
I would use dielectric grease and using both hands, pulling the lever down and push the connectors together at the same time.
Dielectric grease is an insulator.

Kevin
 

Vtur

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2021
Messages
55
Reaction score
13
Location
Norcal
Vehicle(s)
JTOD
Dielectric grease is an insulator.

Kevin
That's correct it's non conductive and it's can also act as a lubricant to prevent from damaging the male pins on removal.


The locking clip is a bad design, it doesn't pull the door's female connector squarely.
 

Kevin_D

Well-Known Member
First Name
Kevin
Joined
Oct 18, 2020
Messages
919
Reaction score
1,016
Location
Inland Northwest
Vehicle(s)
2021 Sport S, 1971 J4000, a bunch of other stuff
That's correct it's non conductive and it's can also act as a lubricant to prevent from damaging the male pins on removal.


The locking clip is a bad design, it doesn't pull the door's female connector squarely.
I think the Caig products mentioned above, which are lubricant/cleaners, would work better.
But that's just me.

Kevin
 

Bubba3388

New Member
First Name
Chris
Joined
Apr 15, 2021
Messages
2
Reaction score
1
Location
St Louis MO
Vehicle(s)
2020 gladiator
Occupation
Window glazer
I have the same problem, dealer orders a new harness ETA October, maybe sooner since I called jeep cares.
 

Higher_Ground

Well-Known Member
First Name
J. T.
Joined
Jun 10, 2020
Messages
219
Reaction score
147
Location
South Carolina
Vehicle(s)
2020 Gator Sport S
I have the same problem, dealer orders a new harness ETA October, maybe sooner since I called jeep cares.

Are you able to see which pins are bent? Did they break off?

Some people seem to be able to bend them back in place with a little trial and error.
 

Coolhandluke

Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
May 13, 2021
Messages
23
Reaction score
20
Location
Illinois
Vehicle(s)
2021 Gladiator Rubicon diesel in Hydro Blue
I’m baffled by this absolute weakness in design. The doors off feature are one of the major reasons why people buy a Jeep. Like what kind of nonsense is this? The door connector is so fragile you can’t take it off? Screw that!!
 

Mjolnir

Well-Known Member
First Name
Alex
Joined
Apr 5, 2019
Messages
490
Reaction score
339
Location
Dirty Jerz
Vehicle(s)
2015 Willys, 2020 Gladiator
I’m baffled by this absolute weakness in design. The doors off feature are one of the major reasons why people buy a Jeep. Like what kind of nonsense is this? The door connector is so fragile you can’t take it off? Screw that!!
No one said you can't take it off. You just need to be careful. It's not like TJ's where you can throw the door down 3 flights of stairs and it'll be fine.
 
OP

jonaandcaleb

Active Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2020
Messages
38
Reaction score
55
Location
NC
Vehicle(s)
2020 JT
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #102
Since posting, I only had to readjust the pins once, and that was the first time I unplugged/plugged it back since leaving the dealer. If I recall correctly, that was Labor day weekend. It was barely bend, and with a slight adjustment, it started working. Since then I have had the doors off a half a dozen times and it is still working.
<insert picture of me knocking on wood, hoping not to break it because that stuff is like gold>

I still have that in the back of my mind of when I take them off, is everything going to work when I put it back together. Once I past the 36k/3yr warranty, I'm going to tackle a harness of my own. I hate having that "fear" when taking the doors off.
 

IamAlan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2021
Messages
597
Reaction score
1,204
Location
Ohio
Vehicle(s)
2021 Snazzberry Willys
Since posting, I only had to readjust the pins once, and that was the first time I unplugged/plugged it back since leaving the dealer. If I recall correctly, that was Labor day weekend. It was barely bend, and with a slight adjustment, it started working. Since then I have had the doors off a half a dozen times and it is still working.
<insert picture of me knocking on wood, hoping not to break it because that stuff is like gold>

I still have that in the back of my mind of when I take them off, is everything going to work when I put it back together. Once I past the 36k/3yr warranty, I'm going to tackle a harness of my own. I hate having that "fear" when taking the doors off.
I am older and have a touch of arthritis. The design is horrible. I have to use a screwdriver to push the little red tab up and pop the clip loose, and it takes me forever to get the connection back together.
 

ScottBeach

Well-Known Member
First Name
Scott
Joined
Mar 29, 2021
Messages
70
Reaction score
93
Location
Fl
Vehicle(s)
2020 Jeep Gladiator sport s
Occupation
Engineer
Is there a side loading issue here? Im old sore and overweight. On the passenger side i noticed as i reconnect i was putting more pressure on the rear side of the connector. Which i guess could flex it all enough that the foward pins are pushing around the female port. Trying to be more careful with the connectors now. I also wish there was a cover for the connector ends unplugged. I live in salty air.
 

ryan141

Active Member
First Name
Ryan
Joined
Nov 11, 2020
Messages
37
Reaction score
51
Location
Northwest Jersey
Vehicle(s)
2005 TJ, 2021 Grand Limited, 2021 Mohave
Occupation
Engineer
I currently have this issue. Took the doors off 1 time and am now getting the "Auto Park Disabled" warning and I noticed the radio stayed on the other day. This did not happen immediately when the doors were put back but rather a week later. I noticed yesterday that leaving the drivers door open for a short period I could see the warning light for door open flickering. I will have to take a look at the pins.
 

Advertisement




 



Advertisement
Top