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Did this today. Just gotta get it activated now. Took two trips to Lowes for sockets and one to Home Depot for some special plastics adhesive since I broke the mounting clip on the driver's side pulling the trim off. Expected to spend a couple hours on it, but ended up taking the whole afternoon. Worth it for the OEM look though. Bought a rubber Jeep plug, but it's not pictured.





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Did this today. Just gotta get it activated now. Took two trips to Lowes for sockets and one to Home Depot for some special plastics adhesive since I broke the mounting clip on the driver's side pulling the trim off. Expected to spend a couple hours on it, but ended up taking the whole afternoon. Worth it for the OEM look though. Bought a rubber Jeep plug, but it's not pictured.






Looks great. I agree that going OEM makes a positive difference. As for taking the whole afternoon, that is the same as 2 hours in car talk.

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Looks great. I agree that going OEM makes a positive difference. As for taking the whole afternoon, that is the same as 2 hours in car talk.

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Did this today. Just gotta get it activated now. Took two trips to Lowes for sockets and one to Home Depot for some special plastics adhesive since I broke the mounting clip on the driver's side pulling the trim off. Expected to spend a couple hours on it, but ended up taking the whole afternoon. Worth it for the OEM look though. Bought a rubber Jeep plug, but it's not pictured.





Where did you get these parts from? Definitely motivated to do the same to mine after seeing this.
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Did this today. Just gotta get it activated now. Took two trips to Lowes for sockets and one to Home Depot for some special plastics adhesive since I broke the mounting clip on the driver's side pulling the trim off. Expected to spend a couple hours on it, but ended up taking the whole afternoon. Worth it for the OEM look though. Bought a rubber Jeep plug, but it's not pictured.





now you have to go to the dealer to have them activate the plug or else it won't work.
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now you have to go to the dealer to have them activate the plug or else it won't work.
Made an appointment for that before I even installed it. The push to do it this weekend was because I got a coupon from the dealer for a complimentary software programming, and it expires on the 30th. Pretty sweet.

We're really just using it for a bike rack, but the opportunity to get it flashed for free was a big incentive for me to install this sooner rather than later.
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Where did you get these parts from? Definitely motivated to do the same to mine after seeing this.
I just went online and did a search for the part numbers on both eBay and retailers (ended up going with a Mopar supplier on eBay for the hitch, and Amazon for the rest):

Hitch, bezel and bolts/fasteners ($200-250) - 82212180AC
Hitch connector for lights ($39 on Amazon) - 56055632AC
Hitch receiver plug ($10 on Amazon) - 82208453AB

From Amazon, I also bought the Lisle 35260 Plastic Fastener Remover and AES Industries 263 Plastic Rivet Setter ($35 for both from Amazon) which make the job much easier. I had to go to Lowes because I didn't have a 21mm socket (weird size). Before you do it, check the clearance between the muffler & the bolt locations because you'll need to fit a wrench in there or lower the muffler, and you'll need a large enough bar to torque to 122ft/lbs (and to undo the other bolt first).

Instructions are on many typical sites that sell the hitch.

The plastic piece I broke was at the wheel well. It wasn't the trim piece that went around the wheel - that just pops out, and then there are tabs toward the rear of the vehicle (I didn't pull those out until the rear bumper was off, because others have broken those tabs). The piece I broke was at the TOP bolt in the wheel well for the rear bumper. Before you PULL the bumper away from the body, you have to make sure to clear a little lip in the wheel well. Examine that top bolt receiver closely before pulling the bumper away and you'll see what I mean. You have to PRY the lip of the bumper toward the front of the vehicle, and then out to clear the bolt receiver, and THEN you can pull the bumper straight back to unfasten it. If you don't clear that lip, you pull the fastener attached to the body off and can break it like I did. You'll see what I mean when you look at it.

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Did this today. Just gotta get it activated now. Took two trips to Lowes for sockets and one to Home Depot for some special plastics adhesive since I broke the mounting clip on the driver's side pulling the trim off. Expected to spend a couple hours on it, but ended up taking the whole afternoon. Worth it for the OEM look though. Bought a rubber Jeep plug, but it's not pictured.





How much is it?
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I just went online and did a search for the part numbers on both eBay and retailers (ended up going with a Mopar supplier on eBay for the hitch, and Amazon for the rest):

Hitch, bezel and bolts/fasteners ($200-250) - 82212180AC
Hitch connector for lights ($39 on Amazon) - 56055632AC
Hitch receiver plug ($10 on Amazon) - 82208453AB

From Amazon, I also bought the Lisle 35260 Plastic Fastener Remover and AES Industries 263 Plastic Rivet Setter ($35 for both from Amazon) which make the job much easier. I had to go to Lowes because I didn't have a 21mm socket (weird size). Before you do it, check the clearance between the muffler & the bolt locations because you'll need to fit a wrench in there or lower the muffler, and you'll need a large enough bar to torque to 122ft/lbs (and to undo the other bolt first).

Instructions are on many typical sites that sell the hitch.

The plastic piece I broke was at the wheel well. It wasn't the trim piece that went around the wheel - that just pops out, and then there are tabs toward the rear of the vehicle (I didn't pull those out until the rear bumper was off, because others have broken those tabs). The piece I broke was at the TOP bolt in the wheel well for the rear bumper. Before you PULL the bumper away from the body, you have to make sure to clear a little lip in the wheel well. Examine that top bolt receiver closely before pulling the bumper away and you'll see what I mean. You have to PRY the lip of the bumper toward the front of the vehicle, and then out to clear the bolt receiver, and THEN you can pull the bumper straight back to unfasten it. If you don't clear that lip, you pull the fastener attached to the body off and can break it like I did. You'll see what I mean when you look at it.

Good luck! And if you have any questions, PM me!
Awesome, thanks for all the detail! Will definitely let you know if I have any questions. Well done!
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