WK2 Grand Cherokee Trailer Hitch Receiver
*Does not include orders shipped to AK, HI, & PR
*Not valid on skid plates, rock rails, bumpers, body kits, some cargo liners, soft tops and certain oversize items.
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Taking a sawzall to the bumper of your brand new car is certainly unnerving, but I've done two of these now with no problems at all. Just go slow and be careful.
My jeep had the wire connections pre run so I only needed the plug to bring it all together. I also bought a jeep branded hitch cover to finish it off.
Wiring plug is sold separately as well as the ball mount and hitch ball.
Well worth the money to buy the OEM hitch
(DISCLAIMER: It is a little uncomfortable cutting into your bumper, but follow the directions and it'll turn out fine!)
I was impressed with this product.
The installation was straight forward and only took about two hours in my driveway.
I recommend separating the bottom half of the rear fascia from the top so you donā€™t have to worry about scratching your paint when cutting the hole out.
The old bumper was unbolted and the new receiver bolted on in another 20 min or so. The hardest part by far is cutting the space in the bumper cover for the bezel. I tried four methods, finding a combination of Dremel and utility blade to work best. It can be slow going. You must also be careful if/when cutting from the outside; my blade slipped once and carried a long cut just outside of the area covered by the bezel. Fortunately not noticeable when mounted in place, but the risk of scratching the bumper cover is there (body paint on Overland). Follow the indented lines on the inside very closely and the bezel will pop on fairly easily and look flush. Final fit and function is OEM. Dealer reflashed my ECU (prior to installation, in fact) and it works as expected.
A few hours on a Saturday was all I needed for this job. The installation of the actual receiver was a piece of cake. You're just replacing six screws with eight. You'll need some determination and a bit of patience when disassembling the facia and cutting out the hole for the bezel. The bumper facia comes off as one big section and is secured with a combination of screw and rivets, so make sure you have the tool to replace the rivets. Don't be nervous about removing such a huge part of your car, it's designed for easy assembly.
The inside of the facia is clearly marked for cutting out the opening and if you stay on the lines, the bezel will fit very nicely. I would not recommend using a utility knife unless you have a very steady hand because the plastic is a bit thick and the whole piece is cumbersome. I used a Dremel tool which worked very well, but it will melt the shavings so be patient in clearing away the excess, they will burn your fingers. This is a good job for the utility knife, after the shavings cool. Don't forget your eye protection. Also, use a work bench and place the whole facia on a towel to avoid making scratches on the outside of your facia.
I also picked up one of their nifty Jeep Seat Towels to protect my leather after workouts. Awesome company, cant wait to buy more stuff!