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2014 JGC HID Headlights - Black Plastic Piece

Does anyone know why there is a small black plastic/rubber piece underneath the headlight? I looked at 2014 models this weekend, and it appears to me that Jeep did not redesign the front-end for the new headlights. The front looks identical to the 2011 - 2013 models, but with a different headlight + LED running lights. Then they stuck a black plastic/rubber piece to close the gap.

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Re: 2014 JGC HID Headlights - Black Plastic Piece

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Does anyone know why there is a small black plastic/rubber piece underneath the headlight? I looked at 2014 models this weekend, and it appears to me that Jeep did not redesign the front-end for the new headlights. The front looks identical to the 2011 - 2013 models, but with a different headlight + LED running lights. Then they stuck a black plastic/rubber piece to close the gap.

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Take another look, the front end is completely different for 14. (although similar in appearance) That being said, the black piece does indeed fill the gap where the standard '14 headlights typically sit. Maybe not the most graceful solution, but the look of the Overland/Summit/Lux Package lights with led ring more than make up for it in my opinion...
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Re: 2014 JGC HID Headlights - Black Plastic Piece

that piece is for the headlight washers on the higher end models
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Re: 2014 JGC HID Headlights - Black Plastic Piece

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that piece is for the headlight washers on the higher end models
That actually makes sense.

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Re: 2014 JGC HID Headlights - Black Plastic Piece

Boy you should have been here when everyone first saw the headlights with that piece. The outrage (me included) that Jeep would even deface the headlights like this and released an unfinished product. Like Scott mentioned, it's for the washer on the Summit/SRT models and is a filler on the Overland/Limited w/LuxII. I've gotten over it and think it fits fine now that I'm use to seeing it.
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Re: 2014 JGC HID Headlights - Black Plastic Piece

I've mentioned it before that I hope something comes out in the aftermarket that would look at bit better. Not that I think it's ugly, just could be better. I'd even like to add the headlight washers to my Overland, but the factory option sounds too involved to add after the fact
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Re: 2014 JGC HID Headlights - Black Plastic Piece

I think it's ugly too....so much so that if I go with a new 2014 Grand Cherokee, it will have to be a Limited model just because of the headlights.
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