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Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

Guys, I cracked the handle for the retractable cargo cover (apparently if you bend it down too far it will crack at the screw attachment points). Anyone have to deal with this before? Are there replacement handles or am I stuck having to live with it or shell out 250 bux for a new one?
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:35 PM
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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

The best solution is buy a new Jeep. It will come with a whole new cover.

But, a little less expensive way out is glue. Before you do that, find out what kind of plastic it is and what the correct glue is for it.

Another option if you or a friend have any woodworking skills, you could easily cut it on a scroll saw and hand sand it smooth.


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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

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Guys, I cracked the handle for the retractable cargo cover (apparently if you bend it down too far it will crack at the screw attachment points). Anyone have to deal with this before? Are there replacement handles or am I stuck having to live with it or shell out 250 bux for a new one?
I bet you can find someone willing to pull their cover out of the closet or garage and sell it to you. Ours was removed as soon as we got the Jeep home and tried it once. Honestly, I don't even know where that cover is right now...
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Many for sale on eBay, usually about $110
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Guys, I cracked the handle for the retractable cargo cover (apparently if you bend it down too far it will crack at the screw attachment points). Anyone have to deal with this before? Are there replacement handles or am I stuck having to live with it or shell out 250 bux for a new one?
Haven't had that problem, but the handle on the spare tire cover broke the same way on my 2014 GC. Warranty will cover it, but the handle is not an available part - they will replace the entire cover (basically, the cargo floor). Wonder how long before Chrysler realizes that it would be a lot cheaper just to provide the handles...
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:33 AM
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Haven't had that problem, but the handle on the spare tire cover broke the same way on my 2014 GC. Warranty will cover it, but the handle is not an available part - they will replace the entire cover (basically, the cargo floor). Wonder how long before Chrysler realizes that it would be a lot cheaper just to provide the handles...
If Jeep manufactured the covers they would have easy access to the handles. But these covers probably come from Mexico or China. To make it worth it for Jeep to stock handles, there would need to be a large demand. If there was a big enough demand for just the handles, you would see somebody selling them on eBay.

Of course, I didn't check. Maybe you can buy them from eBay.
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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

Mine is broken too on my Trail Hawk. 14k miles and I barely use the cargo cover, but yet somehow the handle is broken.
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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

I think they are more likely getting broken when they are retracted, with the handle hanging down, and something is thrown in the back. The handle portion will stay up out of the way if you fold it across the housing.


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The best solution is buy a new Jeep. It will come with a whole new cover.

But, a little less expensive way out is glue. Before you do that, find out what kind of plastic it is and what the correct glue is for it.

Another option if you or a friend have any woodworking skills, you could easily cut it on a scroll saw and hand sand it smooth.


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Or, since we [well at least some of us] live in the 21st century, make another one with a 3D printer.
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Or, since we [well at least some of us] live in the 21st century, make another one with a 3D printer.
Indeed...if they can print out pancakes from one now (was on the news this morning)...they can certainly print out a handle! (I don't recommend biting into the handle, however... )
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Indeed...if they can print out pancakes from one now (was on the news this morning)...they can certainly print out a handle! (I don't recommend biting into the handle, however... )
Seriously, there may be folks in the OPs area that could make one... might be more than EBay though... e.g. a small mech design shop.

Things are getting cheap, unfortunately the ability to do metal, glass, as well as simple plastic is still way above my toy budget.
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Or, since we [well at least some of us] live in the 21st century, make another one with a 3D printer.
Damn, it's the 21st century already. Why didn't somebody wake me?

The 3d printer is a great idea. I saw the news report this morning, but didn't make the connection.


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