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I have a 1997 Dodge ram and need to replace the door hinges

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I have a 1997 Dodge ram and need to replace the door hinges on the drivers side. How do you get the hinge off the truck side without removing the fuse box?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  jeepmopar76 replied 7 years ago.

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Here is the instructions; there is no mention of the fuse box, but you will need to remove whatever is in the way, to get at the hidden bolts.



  1. Release door latch and open door.
  2. Remove cowl trim panel.
  3. Remove hidden bolt holding door hinge to hinge pillar Door Hinge Hidden Bolt
  4. Support door on a suitable lifting device.
  5. Using a suitable marker, mark the outline of the door hinge on the hinge pillar to aid installation.
  6. Remove bolts holding door hinge to hinge pillar Door
  7. Remove bolts holding door hinge to door end frame Door Hinge
  8. Separate door hinge from vehicle.


Reverse the preceding operation. If necessary, paint replacement door hinge before installation.


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