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Old 05-24-2012, 05:34 AM
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Mopar 8220WKBP Bonnet Protector not suitable for 2012 GC

Purchased one the other day and had immense difficulty putting it on. It was then swapped over incase there was a manufacturing fault. The problem seemed to be caused by the location of the hood latch/hook centred on the underneath of the bonnet.

The replacement was also difficult to put on and required immense force but it seemed better. Once the hood was shut I realised it was warped (the protector not the bonnet).

Does anyone with a 2012 GC have one? If so, does it fit correctly? Check underside and outerside.

2011 owners, is the hood latch/hook centred on the underneath of the bonnet.

I'm wondering whether the changes below (re no recovery hooks) has had impacts and changes above also!!!

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:06 AM
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Re: Mopar 8220WKBP Bonnet Protector not suitable for 2012 GC

Hey mm,

Can you post some photos?

I notice that the justforjeeps website has different part numbers, so I wonder if the local ones are different.

Is this the same installation as the one you bought? ... http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82212047.pdf
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:56 AM
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Re: Mopar 8220WKBP Bonnet Protector not suitable for 2012 GC

I've got one on my my12. It look better in real life than the photo, is came as part of the mopar protection pack which included Towbar, weather shields, bonnet protector and a bag with jump leads etc. It was fitted by the dealer so can't comment on difficulty to fit but it seems to fit well.

I'm not sure you can tell from the photo but it has a smoked look about the same as legal tint, the weather shields are the same.


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Hey mm,

Can you post some photos?

I notice that the justforjeeps website has different part numbers, so I wonder if the local ones are different.

Is this the same installation as the one you bought? ... http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82212047.pdf

I specifically asked the dealership to verify that this was for the 2012 GC. Said it must be as it's the only one available.

Seems like the justforjeeps protector in the link above would avoid the problem of the hood hook. Wow $80 shipping costs.

I have a preference to the style I have, as it wraps completely underneath the bonnet and screws in underneath. No part of the protector (apart from underneath) touch the bonnet. Avoids all those fasteners and anti abrasion pads having to be put on.

Funeral today, so I'll try and get a photo of it over the weekend also showing the modification I did.
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Funeral today, so I'll try and get a photo of it over the weekend also showing the modification I did.

Sorry to hear that mate .... my condolences

The US protector is the same for 2011 & 2012 models. I have to say I'm not a big fan of the way the US one mounts though.
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Re: Mopar 8220WKBP Bonnet Protector not suitable for 2012 GC

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Seems like the justforjeeps protector in the link above would avoid the problem of the hood hook. Wow $80 shipping costs.

I have a preference to the style I have, as it wraps completely underneath the bonnet and screws in underneath. No part of the protector (apart from underneath) touch the bonnet. Avoids all those fasteners and anti abrasion pads having to be put on.
My part number looks the same (see picture below) as above. Here's some pics of how it is installed.





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Re: Mopar 8220WKBP Bonnet Protector not suitable for 2012 GC

Hi mm1964,

I had mine installed on the first free service, 2012 model, they have cut out a section underneath to accommodate the hood latch.....may sit better then?
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Re: Mopar 8220WKBP Bonnet Protector not suitable for 2012 GC

I bet Altrex make them, as they seem to do most covers in AU.
Might be worth a call to them to see if they do it.
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Re: Mopar 8220WKBP Bonnet Protector not suitable for 2012 GC

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My part number looks the same (see picture below) as above. Here's some pics of how it is installed.





Mine was exactly the same till i got the dremel out, marked out the cut while it was bolted on, then took it off and cut a small section out. Fits perfect now.
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Re: Mopar 8220WKBP Bonnet Protector not suitable for 2012 GC

Thanks guys. Your responses have helped me respond to this email I received from Mopar/Chrysler Australia following by enquiry with them.
Thanks for your Enquiry

We have had no problems with the Bonnet protectors not fitting the 2012 WK Grand Cherokee. The Bonnet has not changed from the 2011 and we have sold plenty for the 2012 model with no complaints.
I advise taking the vehicle into the Dealership and getting this looked at.
Strange response from them considering the responses on this thread.

The responses you have described and photographed is what I performed the other day. Mods required to have the protector sit properly and also to have the bonnet close without the need to slam it shut.

The mod I performed with a hack saw and file is below. It seems clear that I was not alone in realising that there is a problem with the protector manufactured in Australia.

Thanks again guys.
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My part number looks the same (see picture below) as above. Here's some pics of how it is installed.


Thanks Jasman. You should clearly see that the protector lip sitting over the latch base attached to the hood should be sitting fully flat on the underside of the hood and not forced over the latch base.

If I recall when the protector was placed over the base not all screws could be screwed in to hold the corresponding lips flat against the underside of the bonnet and when the lip was forced around the base so that it sat flat and allowed all screws to be screwed in, then the outer centre part of the protector warped slightly.

Therefore you might find that the other lips where the screws are, do not ALL sit flat on the underside of the bonnet and if so it is because of this.
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