Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Tech Tips/DIY/How To

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 06-08-2011, 06:11 PM
New Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ebbriggs is on a distinguished road
ebbriggs

I need some advice as to how to remove the Grille on my 2011 WK2. I have got the top loose but there seems to be something holding the bottom in place that I can't see. I need to install my red lights and hopefully there will be room enough to place my siren speaker between the grill and radiator. Thanks for any help. Ebb
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-08-2011, 10:43 PM
LiquidOxygen's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2015 6.4L SRT8 WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort Saskatchewan Alberta Canada
Posts: 145
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2090
LiquidOxygen is on a distinguished road
Re: ebbriggs

I'm pretty sure that in order to fully remove the grill you need to completely remove the front bumper aswell.
__________________

__________________
Bone stock 15 Srt. Undecided on mod list. Major research underway.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-09-2011, 09:40 AM
mhassler's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Harford County, Maryland
Posts: 504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 2597
mhassler has a reputation beyond reputemhassler has a reputation beyond reputemhassler has a reputation beyond reputemhassler has a reputation beyond reputemhassler has a reputation beyond reputemhassler has a reputation beyond repute
Re: ebbriggs

Yes, you need to remove the entire bumper. The grille and the bumper interlock so it has to be removed.

1) drill out the pop rivets in the wheel well (two each side)
2) remove the push pins underneath (7 I think)
3) remove the bolts from underneath (3 or 4 if I remember)
4) start at one side and gently pop the bumper off working around - a very small flat-head screwdriver may be need to help pry the tabs loose.
5) you will need to get new plastic rivets for the reinstall in the wheel wells. I couldn't find any locally so I bought plastic Screw Rivets instead of Pop Rivets, they will do for now but are not as secure.

I have some general overall pics in my thread http://www.jeepgarage.org/newreply.p...treply&t=24137

TIP FOR FUTURE THREADS - give it a title. I almost glossed over this thread because I wasn't sure what it was. That means many others may have skipped it as well.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-09-2011, 01:02 PM
New Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ebbriggs is on a distinguished road
Re: ebbriggs

Thanks to LiquidOxygen and mhassler for the info on removing my grille. I was afraid that the bumper was holding things together. I've had several Grand Cherokees over the past 15 years and most of the grilles came out without a hitch. Thanks again Ed Briggs
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.