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post #1 of 6 Old 01-31-2016, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement plastic body panel connector clips

During this last blizzard, I had a little fun with my 2005 JGC Laredo in the snow. Unfortunately, I blasted through a snow drift and the plastic bumper cover "popped" from the metal fender.
Several of the plastic clips are now broken and need to be replaced.
Does anybody know what these are called and how I can acquire replacement clips?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-31-2016, 08:06 PM
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Are you referring to the front air dam? Or the front bumper itself?

Either way zip ties are my go to replacement clip

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They are called "Retainer-Fascia Attaching" 04857108 and they look like a plastic push-in rivet. Take one of your broken ones to your local parts store, they probably have a display of all kinds of fasteners and you can match it up to something that will work. Or zip tie it like sheepdog said.

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It looks like the plastic retainers are either broken or loose in two places. The black plastic inner wheel well is no longer attached to the plastic fascia on the passenger side and the plastic fascia is no longer attached to the metal part of the fender. It looks like there is a white plastic nut that is supposed to go into the metal fender and this is now pulled out of the fender. Plus, the grill on the passenger side is kinda "droopy" looking like the Jeep had a mild stroke. The spacing between the grill and the hood edge and the grill and passenger head lamp housing is lower.
I'll take some pictures tomorrow.
I guess I have to pull the grill and fascia off and re-attach everything. Anybody have any tips on doing this?
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This part goes into the fender and the bumper cover slips over it. One on each side.

The two holes on each side that attach the bumper cover and the fender liner are done so with plastic rivets. Harbor freight sells the tool for this real cheap and it's quite useful. Otherwise you could use about anything you want there from reusable 'rivet' type plastic fasteners or 'christmas tree' types.

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post #6 of 6 Old 02-02-2016, 05:52 PM
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There is also a couple rivets on the wheel well also on each side if I remember right?

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