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DocPerry 06-30-2013 01:21 PM

'14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
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Make the front of your Laredo look like a Limited!

So, first you'll need to head to your local dealer and order the chrome insert. Cost me $18.86 at the parts counter. That's right. I'm pretty sure mopar screwed themself with this price tag. Apparently a similar piece for the '11-'13 costs $180... Hmm...

Anyway let's get started;
No need to Jack the vehicle up. Just make sure you're willing to roll around on whatever surface you're parked upon.
You'll simply need a standard flat head screw driver... and yep, that's it.
First remove the 5 quarter turn fasteners and about 7 (I think) push pin fasteners. (This is also a great time to remove the front aero mud guard things in front of each wheel well (if that's your fancy)) so here is the before pic, pic of the insert and pin removal.



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Now get a good light and shove it up behind the bumper


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You can use the flat head to pry out these metal clips (2 on each side


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Then work your fingers around to pop out the top of the original insert


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Now you'll need the flat head again to pry upward on the inset tabs that lock into the insert's lower tabs... if that makes sense.


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Should be 5 of these PITA tabs across the bottom. You can work from the front and up under the bumper. This air flow redirector is pretty much all up in your way and will piss you off. Just work around it or rip it out lol.


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Just visualize that all tabs are good to go, then boom, it's off!


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Now destroy the sensation in your finger tips by releasing all tabs and metal clips. Be careful as not to rip out the inner grille in haste. Some of the clips have to be depressed simultaneously as others in order to be pulled out.

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Now your favorite part of the DIY where I say, "just reverse your steps and viola!"


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DocPerry 06-30-2013 01:25 PM

I forgot to mention popping-out the tow hook hole inserts. Too easy.

highoctane 06-30-2013 02:27 PM

Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
That looks pretty good. I'll have to swing byt he dealer or call Just for Jeeps and order it.

cdspiller99 06-30-2013 11:06 PM

Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
$18??? Yeah someone messed up pricing not bad though.

Sonnydu74 07-01-2013 09:56 AM

Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DocPerry (Post 850793)
Make the front of your Laredo look like a Limited!

So, first you'll need to head to your local dealer and order the chrome insert. Cost me $18.86 at the parts counter. That's right. I'm pretty sure mopar screwed themself with this price tag. Apparently a similar piece for the '11-'13 costs $180... Hmm...

Anyway let's get started;
No need to Jack the vehicle up. Just make sure you're willing to roll around on whatever surface you're parked upon.
You'll simply need a standard flat head screw driver... and yep, that's it.
First remove the 5 quarter turn fasteners and about 7 (I think) push pin fasteners. (This is also a great time to remove the front aero mud guard things in front of each wheel well (if that's your fancy)) so here is the before pic, pic of the insert and pin removal.

Just picked up this part from the dealer this morning. great info and pics. looking forward to it, i just hope that the already installed tow hooks won't cause any extra issues. Thanks for the post!

HeadShrinkerMD 07-01-2013 04:34 PM

Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
Do you happen to have the part number? Thanks in advance.

Found it: 68141939AC

DocPerry 07-01-2013 06:56 PM

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Deep Red 07-12-2013 11:02 PM

Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
Picked mine up today for $19.35. What a deal! Thanks for the heads up Doc!

mountain95 08-19-2013 10:10 AM

Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
For anyone looking to do this part #68141939AC has been superseded by part #68143105AC. Should have one ready for pickup this afternoon from my dealer.

mswlogo 08-24-2013 07:18 PM

Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
I had to replace both the chrome bezel and the black bezel that it mounts in on my limited. I think it's easier to just remove the outer black bezel from the trick.

You only have to remove 7 twist locks (just look for them, not that hard to find) and the whole thing pops off. Two are in each wheel well and 3 under the bottom.

Also remove license plate bracket if you have one.

I think if I had to swap just chrome bezel on the truck it would have been much harder. Some clips, snaps etc. are stubborn to get off or on. You can see everything with the whole thing off.

P.S. The outer black bezel was $130.00

CARFRA 08-27-2013 10:28 PM

Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
it is for 2014 only , Can fits the wk2 2011

mountain95 09-01-2013 08:27 PM

Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert
 
Finally got around to doing mine this afternoon. It took me about 2 hours start to finish just taking my time. It's definitely easier to just pull the entire lower air dam off and remove the insert with it off the vehicle. Some of these tabs are a real pain. The air dam was actually quite easy to get off.


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