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mooshaker 03-13-2012 09:29 PM

Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
I have searched all of the threads I can find to learn how to remove the front fascia. I have removed the 2 rivits in each wheelwell and the bolts on each side holding the flair and interpanel. I have removed the 4 push pins holding the bottom of the fascia in place.

I cannot get the top of the fascia to release along the bottom of the grille and headlights. How do I get it to release?'

Thanks

wjs81866 03-13-2012 10:09 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
If you figure it out please post, I found several pins but couldn't get the top to budge. Went to the dealer and they couldn't do it either.

moosehead 03-13-2012 11:31 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
If you are referring to the lower panel and grill vent, check out technosavant's thread below on the tow hook install. There are 6-8 tabs at the top edge that clip into the lower side of the bumper. They are a PITA to disengage and require a bit of force and finess so as to not tear the fascia.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread...ok+install+wk2

Another related post:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showpost.p...29&postcount=3

If it is the front bumper, there is another thread or two perhaps titled wk2 grill or something similar.

mooshaker 03-14-2012 06:19 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
wjs81866: your comments make me so much better. I am not the only one having problems. I bought the 2012 WK2 to pull behind my camper. I have to get the facsia off so that I can install a base plate in order to be able to hook up my towbar.

Other posts seem to indicate that they did not have problems getting the clips to release. I took the fascia off of my 08 Liberty that had a very simular system with out problems. Not the case with the GC.

If anybody has "tricks" that they used to remove the fascha please post.

Cherodude 03-14-2012 06:20 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
Here's another thread:
http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread...ht=moab+fascia

See especially Post#3 and below.

Milous 03-14-2012 06:23 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
http://www.wk2jeeps.com/pdf/wk2_fasc...le_removal.pdf

wjs81866 03-14-2012 08:37 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
Thanks for the post guys but this sucks... I felt like I was going to havee to tear the thing off. I'm too chicken to unlease the force on it.

I just can't get past one of the Jeep Utube videos with the guy showing how easy it was.

My ass...

mooshaker 03-15-2012 09:04 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
I GOT IT OFF!!!! What a PITA.

I used a flat stiff putty knife to pry out the clips below the grill. Then both ends were still attached. I could not get them to move. Finally I followed advise I found somewhere that said use lots of force, you will not damage it. That is what I did and the ends popped loose. The fenders seemed to flex a lot but are not damaged. I wiil take some pictures. If anyone is interest I will forward.

Thanks to all for thier help.

kkreit01 03-16-2012 03:45 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
I too saw that crazy Jeep video -- where the dude claims it can be removed in 3 min. "Not from what I've heard/read!" It probably gets easier every time. I use these to remove many panels, and they work excellent. You don't have to worry about scratching/marring your paint with metal.

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece...set-67021.html

or

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece...kit-95214.html

hops23 03-16-2012 07:20 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
^^^x2 on the harbor freight trim sticks and they are cheap too!

Cottow 11-11-2012 09:19 PM

Re: Cannot get front fascia off WK2
 
Does anyone have the link to the video on how to remove the grille?


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