Last post on Sep 06, 2013 at 3:11 PM
You are in the Jeep Wrangler
What is this discussion about?
Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#17730 of 23397 HELP! 2004 Hardtop question.
Jun 02, 2005 (9:44 am)
I recently purchased a 2004 Jeep Wrangler X with a factory hardtop, and I decided to take it off for the first time the other day, but I ran into a small problem. I could not disconnect the wiring harness in the back left corner of the Jeep. The manual just says to press the plastic tab in and pull, but that is not working. I have tried everything to get it loose, but nothing is working. Has anybody run into this same problem? Any ideas on how to release it?? Thanks
#17731 of 23397 Re: HELP! 2004 Hardtop question. [santacruz322]
Jun 02, 2005 (10:07 am)
there is a red "locking tab" slide it sideways,,, then press the tab like you have been.
I almost tore mine up, had the same problem.
Jun 02, 2005 (11:14 am)
I am a first time Jeep owner as of Monday. I must say, I am proud to be a member of the club. I have always wanted one so I said the heck with it and bought a brand new rocky mountain wrangler. I absolutely love it. It is the best decision I have ever made. I will be the first to admit, however, that I am not automotively inclined. Are there any major things I need to be aware of as a new Jeep owner that common sense alone won't tell me? I don't want to do anything to ruin my new baby. Lord knows that I longer have enough money to fix anything were it to go wrong. Thanks.
#17733 of 23397 Re: My Unlimited [karlw90]
Jun 02, 2005 (11:41 am)
Nice Jeep! I could get used to the self-colored flares...
#17734 of 23397 Re: Newbie [kcjeep]
Jun 02, 2005 (11:44 am)
Things to do - get the oil changed when it needs to be changed. Find a dirt road and drive down it - your Jeep will thank you. It'll be even happier if it's up in the mountains or beside a stream or on the beach or in the desert without anyone around for miles.
#17735 of 23397 Re: HELP! 2004 Hardtop question. [jeff62301]
Jun 02, 2005 (11:48 am)
Thank you Jeff for your help!!!! I can't wait to try it.
#17736 of 23397 Re: So, what do you do? [keats]
Jun 02, 2005 (12:42 pm)
Retired (5 years) mechanical engineer. I spend 40 years in the steel business. Specifically round steel tube and pipe. I have worked in engineering, construction, start-up, quality, customer service and management.
The one question I hear so much is "Well,Terry, what do you do with all your time now that you are retired". Let me tell you, I find plenty to do. Retirement is as good as I thought it would be. Never bored. I liked all the jobs I had (only two conpanies), retirement was just the next phase. I like it.
#17737 of 23397 Forgot the pic
Jun 02, 2005 (1:06 pm)
Here is picture of my new toy. That is the dealer in the picture, not me. So what do you think I need to add to it first?
#17738 of 23397 Re: So, what do you do? [wheelsdown]
Jun 02, 2005 (3:46 pm)
Hello Wheelsdown. The story of how you got the name "Wheelsdown" wins, at least in my opinion. I am recently retired also after 40 years at various positions and professions. Now its difficult to figure out how I had time to work. Top is off and drove along the Connecticut River today to Long Island Sound. Fished on the way down and listened to the Red Sox beat Baltimore on the way back. Great ride and 9 for 11 waves. Alot of Jeeps on the road today. Only the lonely get bored. How can you be lonely in a Jeep? Go Easy, John
#17739 of 23397 Re: So, what do you do? [koolbreeze2]
Jun 02, 2005 (3:53 pm)
That sounds awesome! I have been a life long Sox fans, and I've only been to Bean Town once. I think it is great that you and Wheels are enjoying retirement. I'm convinced when it comes time to retire I'll enjoy it to the fullest. Some people totally identify themselves with their jobs, but not me. To me, work will always be work, and I work at one of the most wonderful institutions on the planet.
The good looking door is still rattling. When I got home this afternoon I decided to check the wiring for my satellite attenae--maybe that is what is causing the rattling. I secured it to the wiring for the rear window wiper/washer. We'll see if that is the culprit. If not it's off to the dealer.