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Old 02-25-2012, 12:50 AM
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Re: Front Air Dam Removal

Ok, first off, there was a mention of "the book making it look easy" or some such stuff. What book? It gives directions how to remove it or just says it can be done?

Second, this is in the DIY/How-to section but I have yet to see solid instructions on how to do it. Please, can someone post some actual "how-to" stuff and maybe some pics?

Finally, what about the adaptive cruise sensor? Does it just disconnect and come out, too? And YES, I DO take my Overland Summit off-roading, but have yet to remove the front air dam to get "in the deep sh$%"

Thanks for the help!!
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Re: Front Air Dam Removal

Wanting to perform this task I came across this thread but found it more confusing than anything so I thought I better clear things up a bit.

I had removed the 7 fasteners and the bumper looked fairly free but I was afraid to force anything after reading about plastic lugs and metric bolts on here. Things might have changed with the 2014 model but only fasteners were the 7 mentioned in the manual.

Once the fasteners were removed I simply worked my way around the bumper applying a fairly solid press with my palm to the bumper directly above the air dam to separate it. Once I had made it all the way around it dropped down and I removed it. Simple as that.

Somebody else has posted some photos of it removed which might help, after reading this thread I though some of you may have tried to remove the very lower section only.

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Re: Front Air Dam Removal

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Well since I have made my condo reservation for my trip out to Moab in June I am going to see how much trouble it is to remove the front lower air dam.

The manual makes it sound easy but from one post I found here it is not all that easy and more difficult to re-install.

So far all I have one is felt around and found the 7 quick disconnect fasteners.

Anyone have any suggestions or tips?

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I removed mine to access tha adaptive cruise control radar sensor, the connector of which was full of water.The dam comes off easilly once you have found the fixings, but it is much more difficult to get back, especially single-handed. If I had realised the awkwardness of the job, I would have left it to the PIA Jeep dealer except that they could't find the fault on the ACC, and wanted the car for some days to check the wiring. Don't remove it unless it is absolutely necessary!!
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I beg to differ, I enlisted a second set of hands to help get it back on after reading how difficult it could be but they turned their back and it was done in 30sec flat. I lined up the center of the air damn with the ACC and slide in the tabs. Worked left and right till all the tabs were in, slid under the car popped the seven fasteners in and turned them 90 deg. Done!

"I thought you said you needed my help" was the response.

Only thing that freaked me out was the car decided to self level while was under it, a little disconcerting.
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