WK2 Lower Front Fascia (Removal & Installation)

July 07, 2015

Removing and installing the lower front fascia (aka 'lower front air dam') on 2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees can be a bit tricky. Jeep designed the lower front fascia to be removed when heading off-road and re-installed whenever you return to bitumen. It's a great feature and Jeep provides basic instructions in the Owners Manual, but we often get requests from customers who are attempting it for the first time and are eager for some easy-to-follow-instructions.

To make things a bit easier we've also created a PDF version of these instructions, (DOWNLOAD).

REMOVAL

  1. Remove quarter-turn fasteners at each corner.
    Looking from underneath the lower fascia, locate the (2) quarter-turn fasteners at each corner, (driver & passenger). Turn each fastener 1/4 turn and remove.

     

  2. Remove quarter-turn fasteners at centre.
    Looking from underneath the lower fascia, locate the (3) quarter-turn fasteners at the centre. Turn each fastener 1/4 turn and remove.

     

  3. Disconnect corners of Lower Fascia.
    While holding the bumper cover in position with one hand, pull the corner of lower fascia forward with your other hand. The first time may be a bit difficult, but if you are bracing the bumper cover, feel free to give it a good tug until it pops out. Do this on both sides (driver & passenger).

     

  4. Disconnect Lower Fascia.
    With the corners removed, move towards the centre and continue pulling the lower fascia away from the vehicle. It works best if you brace the bumper above where you’re pulling. Keep moving along until the lower fascia is completely removed. Be careful not to let the lower fascia fall onto the ground, it is easily scratched.

     

  5. Lower Fascia is now fully removed.

     

INSTALLATION

  1. Attach corners of Lower Fascia.
    Slide the tabs on the corner of the lower fascia into the slots on the bumper cover. Do this on both sides (driver & passenger). It’s helpful to have someone hold 1 corner in place while you do the other.

     

  2. Install centre of Lower Fascia.
    Making sure the tabs are aligned with the corresponding slots on the bumper cover, push until the tabs click into place.

     

  3. Install quarter-turn fasteners at centre.
    Looking from underneath the lower fascia, insert the (3) quarter-turn fasteners through the plastic tabs on the air baffle and into the slots in the sub-frame. Turn each fastener 1/4 turn to secure.

     

  4. Install quarter-turn fasteners at each corner.
    Looking from underneath the lower fascia, insert both quarter-turn fasteners and secure. Insert (1) quarter-turn fastener through the slot in the felt wheel well liner and into the slot on the lower front fascia (red). Turn 1/4 turn to secure. Insert (1) quarter-turn fastener through the slot on the lower front fascia and into the bumper cover (green). Turn 1/4 turn to secure. Do this at both corners, (driver & passenger).

     

  5. Lower Fascia is now fully installed.

     

NOTE
Removing the lower front fascia keeps it safe when you're heading off-road, but it still leaves the critical components behind the fascia, (Lower Radiator Core, ACC Camera, Windshield Washer Bottle and Air Suspension Controller) exposed to damage. To tackle this problem, Chief Products engineered the WK2 Lower Front Guard. Weighing only 15kg (approx.) when fully installed, it installs behind the lower front fascia, providing protection for this area off-road while still allowing you to maintain a factory appearance on-road.


7 Comments

Matt
Matt

May 02, 2018

Do they sell a lower fascia trim or cap instead of putting on the whole lower fascia on a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Lan
Lan

August 07, 2016

Can front fascia be removed and reinstalled on the wk2 summit model? Sales sd yes, dealer shop says no, others say maybe. You? Perhaps with modifications such as wing nuts or ???

Len Stubenfoll
Len Stubenfoll

September 06, 2015

Do you have a photo of the entire jeep (front view) with it removed?

Chief Team
Chief Team

July 29, 2015

These instructions apply to all WK2s (2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees). Even though the WK2 received a facelift in 2013 with a new lower front fascia, all of the steps are exactly the same for 2011-2016 WK2s. All of the fasteners are located in the same location.

Constantin
Constantin

July 11, 2015

Thanks a lot for this article! Does it work with WK2 made 2010-2013 the same way? Are the fasteners located at the same places?

steven
steven

May 21, 2015

Would love to see a video tutorial on this, as there is none on youtube

Jacob Jurlina
Jacob Jurlina

March 19, 2015

Would like to see this article…

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