What Model Years Dutch Door are Compatabile w/ a 96

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What Model Years Dutch Door are Compatabile w/ a 96

Post by astro99 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:45 am

I need to replace the right side dutch door on my 96(had it bearly a month and someone hits me from behind). I saw an 01 at a yard, it was even the right color, except it has a different opening set-up. My 96 has a key slot at the licence plate that unlocks the door and the lift gate, it also has a button on the dash that unlocks the liftgate. The 01 has push button w/ key slot in lift gate that opens the the back. Is it possible to make the 01 work? Is there a range of years that would be a more direct replacement?

I was hoping to find a pretty much bolt on option. I would prefer a straight bolt off-bolt on that I had to be painted than deal w/ the frustrating, time consuming and jury rigging of "making it work"

Is there refrence where I can find a compatibility chart.

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Re: What Model Years Dutch Door are Compatabile w/ a 96

Post by CaptSquid » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:57 pm

All dutch doors are physically the same. The key in the 96 door is nothing more than a switch. You can swap out the plate frame with no problems.
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Re: What Model Years Dutch Door are Compatabile w/ a 96

Post by GnarliSafari » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:57 pm

Yeah 96 should still have the inside/dashboard located open switch whereas 98 or 99 up they have the exterior keyed switch mounted next to the rear wiper. But the switch could easily be removed wired in or drilled for if necessary.
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