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post #1 of 5 Old 12-15-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Rear cargo area cover

My sons dog decided to explore my 08 rear cargo area while the cover was secured. When I got back to the car the plastic cover was unwound from the roller mechanism. Has anyone ever re-attached the cover to the roller and if so how do you get the ends off of the metal frame to attach re-attach the cover.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-17-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Well I called jeep and was told it cannot be repaired and must purchase a new one Rear Cargo Cover). Decided to attempt a repair and walla it's fixed. Remove metal assembly from car. You'll need a flashlight and a strong slender piece of metal. Depress side inward slightly, insert (i used scissors) thin narrow piece of metal into the slot on the side. There is a small plastic tab which you slide it over so that it clears the small retention piece of metal; pull on end piece and will it pop off. Re attach the cover to the round metal bar. Replace the end cap opposite the one with the spring. Once that is on pull black plastic up from long rectangular tube and rewind it counter-clockwise until very tight. Put black plastic back into tube and replace end cap.

It is very similar to a shade and rewinding it so that it has tension on spring.

Always attempt to fix something if the dealer says it has to be replaced; you have nothing to loose ---- except money
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-17-2012, 01:39 PM
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If it breaks again, let me know and I will sell you mine for less than the dealership.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-10-2013, 11:05 AM
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I want to echo that this is very easy to fix...did it in 15 minutes! I would only caution to be very careful removing the end caps...the springs are pretty tight and we had a rod shooting across the hall. We used silver hvac tape or gaffer's tape to secure it back on. Duck tape can get gooey in the heat.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-11-2013, 10:17 AM
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See, if you had bought a Wrangler or Wrangler Unltd, you wouldn't have a problem with rear cargo cover, because they don't have rear cargo covers!

AFAIK, there isn't even an aftermarket cargo area cover for Wrangler/Unlimited, unless you count things like "Add-A-Funk". Here's yet another advantage with Libertys! Why add obvious temptation to passersby with an uncovered cargo area?

Glad to learn there is a reasonable-cost fix to KK cargo area covers that come loose!
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