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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2017, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Front Wheel Well Fog Light Access Panel

Mine are both missing. Can anyone give me the numbers off them?
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Mine are both missing. Can anyone give me the numbers off them?
Are you talking about the tabbed panels that you pry open in the front of the wheel/fender liner?

If so, they are actually designed to be permanently attached to the fender liner and I don't think you can buy them separately, as individual pieces.

They have three areas on the hinged side where they are actually attached to the wheel/fender liner, but over time, those three attached areas that act as hinges, get brittle and break.

A replacement fender liner is only $74.00

https://www.factorychryslerparts.com...category=20301

One of my access panels had 2 of the 3 attached hinge areas broken and I accidentally broke the 3rd one, when I was changing out my fog lights (which didn't take much).

So, I wound up drilling 3 holes in the access panel and in the adjacent area of the fender liner and secured it in place with black zip ties so I didn't wind up losing it.
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Yes the little access doors. On the Durango, they just slide up and out. I was hoping that it was the same with the Jeep. They are more OEM here in Canada but the local auto body shop sells them for $37 each.
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Yes the little access doors. On the Durango, they just slide up and out. I was hoping that it was the same with the Jeep. They are more OEM here in Canada but the local auto body shop sells them for $37 each.
On the Commander - they do NOT slide in and out - the hinged side is permanently attached to the fender liner by 3 small spots - one in each corner and one in the middle.

But like I said, over time from wear and heat, those attached areas eventually break.

I don't know of another solution - other than ordering new fender liners.


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On the Commander - they do NOT slide in and out - the hinged side is permanently attached to the fender liner by 3 small spots - one in each corner and one in the middle.

But like I said, over time from wear and heat, those attached areas eventually break.

I don't know of another solution - other than ordering new fender liners.
I used black RTV across the top of mine when I replaced the fog lamp assemblies due to a cracked lens. There is enough give in the RTV to allow future access. Of course that assumes the flaps are still there. You could fab replacements out of almost any material.
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I used black RTV across the top of mine when I replaced the fog lamp assemblies due to a cracked lens. There is enough give in the RTV to allow future access. Of course that assumes the flaps are still there. You could fab replacements out of almost any material.
That's an option if you are on a budget - or just feeling creative.

But for $74.00 I'd just replace the whole fender-liner, you'd probably be better off in the long run.

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I would fab something, but would have to look at what I have before I became creative.
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i have a broken one as well. Never bothered me but if it did I'd just whip something up out of scrap sheet metal or a sheet of plastic and a proper hinge.
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i have a broken one as well. Never bothered me but if it did I'd just whip something up out of scrap sheet metal or a sheet of plastic and a proper hinge.
I guess you could attach it with a small cabinet hinge of some kind, that would probably work for the hinged side, now that I'm sitting here thinking about it.

Not sure how you would hold the other end closed and in place though.


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