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post #1 of 7 Old 01-10-2007, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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So can I remove and replace the Header Panel myself?

I'm looking at getting a new front nose (header panel) for my 99 Cherokee. The current one is cracked so I'm buying an aftermarket nose online and getting it painted. The body shop charges a bunch to replace it.

So can I do this myself? Will it be a bad time?


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post #2 of 7 Old 01-10-2007, 03:10 PM
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I recently took it off so i could access my fender bolts. It was really easy just becareful when you pull you headlight harness out they are not forgiving.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-10-2007, 05:14 PM
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go ahead and do it yourself. I just had one in the shop a couple weeks ago that I put a whole front end on. If I remember correctly take out the park lamps, headlight bezels, headlights, grille, two 10mm nuts by the headlights that hold the bottom of the panel, then theres about 8, 10mm bolts above the top of the radiator support that hold the top and she should come off, reverse to reinstall.

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ebk is right. It really is easy
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-10-2007, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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thanks very much!

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post #6 of 7 Old 01-10-2007, 11:00 PM
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Hate to Hi-jack (seems ? is resolved). Can you mount off-road lights to this nose piece (grill). Or is the plastic(?) just to weak? I just finished installing my JCR bumper(pics FRIDAY ) and i can't see myself drill into this 1/4" steel. I just bought Walmart lights and would still like to use them with the new bumper...Thanks in advance..Mike

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-11-2007, 02:57 PM
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I wouldn't mount headlights to it. Hit bumper with punch. Put bit on mark. Drill the bumper. Start with a small bit and work your way up to the size you need.
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