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How To Replace Front Bumper Cover 93-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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How To Replace Front Bumper Cover 93-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Created on: 2015-01-29

Check out this detailed instructional video showing you how to remove and replace the front bumper cover on your 93-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Grille
    • Remove the four Phillips screws from the grille
    • Tilt the grille forward
    • Lift the grille up and off
  2. step 2 :Removing the Lights
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from each headlight
    • Pull the headlights forward
    • Disconnect the headlight wiring harness
    • Remove the two T25 Torx bolts from each marker light
    • Pull out the marker lights
    • Twist the bulb sockets out of the marker lights
    • Remove the two T25 bolt from each parking light
    • Pull out the parking lights
    • Twist the bulb sockets out of the parking lights
  3. step 3 :Removing the Bumper Cover
    • Pry the plastic clips out of the top of the bumper cover
    • Pry the plastic clips out of the wheel well
    • Pry the plastic clips out of the bottom of the bumper cover
    • Pull the bumper cover forward and off
  4. step 4 :Installing the Bumper Cover
    • Lift the bumper cover into place
    • Push the inner fender behind the bumper cover
    • Push in the bumper cover clips
    • Push the plastic clips into the top of the bumper cover
    • Push the plastic clips into the bottom of the bumper cover
    • Push the plastic clips into the wheel well
  5. step 5 :Installing the Lights
    • Twist the bulb sockets into each parking light
    • Push the parking lights into place
    • Insert the two T25 bolts into each parking light
    • Twist the bulb sockets into each marker light
    • Insert the two T25 bolts into each marker light
    • Connect each headlight wiring harness
    • Push the headlights into place
    • Insert the 10mm bolt into each headlight
  6. step 6 :Installing the Grille
    • Push the grille into place using the locating tabs
    • Lean the grille into place
    • Insert the four Phillips screws into the grille

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Hammer

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T25 Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace the front bumper cover on this 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's the same part and similar process on these Cherokees from '96 to '98. The items that you'll need for this are a new bumper cover from 1AAuto.com, Phillips screwdriver, 10mm socket and ratchet, hammer, and a T25 Torx driver.

Start off by removing the four Phillips screws in your grille. We'll fast forward as Mike does this. Tilt the grille forward and lift it up and out.

Then remove the 10mm bolt above each of your headlights. Pull your headlights out and disconnect the harness on the back. Then remove this T25 screw right here, and then there's one down underneath your side marker light. You can actually just pry the T25 Torx driver underneath and then loosen that up. You'll be able to feel when it's loosened up and then just remove the top one and the side market light will pull out and you can just pull your bulb free. Then remove this T25 screw. You may have an additional T25 screw, but ours was missing and it would be just below that. Then you just want to twist out both of the sockets and your parking light will be free.

Now there are clips along the front of the bumper cover just where the grille was. You've just got to pry up the center and pull those free. There are two more. Just repeat the process on those. Then remove the series of clips in the wheel wells and, just like up top, they just pry out. You will also have a series of clips at the bottom of your bumper cover, but ours are all missing. Once you've removed all those, then you'll just pull the bumper cover forward and out.

Now take your new bumper cover and then line up the tabs on the side with the brackets. Then just push the bumper back into place, making sure all of your sockets and harnesses are going up and over the bumper, so they don't get trapped behind. Make sure you tuck the inner fender underneath the bumper and that the top is clipped in. You'll see there's a clip on either side. Then replace this series of clips. You want to just push in the bottom and then push the top down to lock them into place. We'll fast forward as Mike replaces those. If the center gives you trouble and won't push down, you can use a hammer to just knock it down into place. Now Mike will replace the clips around the rest of the vehicle. You can see we did actually buy some additional clips so we could replace the missing ones.

Push the sockets back into the parking light. Then push that back into place, clipping in the left side first and the inside. Then on the back, I'm replacing those two T25 screws, and then repeating the process on the other side. To put this in, the best thing is to have the screw in but all the way back. Put it into place. Then you got to basically look right through here, get the screw into the hole. Once you got it, it goes right in. We'll fast forward as he tightens that up the rest of the way and then replaces the other T25 Torx screw and tightens that up as well. You're going to reattach the light and then just make sure these sockets go onto the balls and push it in. Replace the 10mm bolt on either side and tighten it up.

Line up these four tabs on your grille with these four slots. You just push the tabs down into place and then lean the grille back into place. We'll fast forward as Mike replaces those four Phillips screws and tightens them up.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Socket


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