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Urugami 07-31-2012 08:35 PM

2012 Compass Roof Rail Crossbars
Hello, all. New Jeep owner and forum lurker (1 week), and even newer JeepForum member (1 minute or so)
Lovin' the Jeep but have a question about Mopar accessories.
Item# 82212352, "Roof Rack, Removable" - there's no picture for this item in the web site, and the Parts guy at the dealership couldn't pull up this year's model, only the 2011 version.
The trouble is, the roof rails on our Compass are not the same as the ones on all the other Jeeps with rails that I saw on the lot (ours was the only Compass there). All the other rails were a bit above the roof, while ours sort of blend into the roofline. I've got some pix that I can post links to later, to make it clearer.
In the picture the parts guy pulled up, the rails are definitely NOT like mine, so I'm hesitant to order something that I don't know is going to work.

So my obvious question is, are there any other 2012 Compass owners out there who got the Mopar cross bars, and if so, what's the part #?


jasonwe 07-31-2012 11:37 PM

According to a few places that sell genuine OEM Jeep/Mopar parts, that part number is correct. Its the same part # for both 2011 and 2012.

Urugami 08-01-2012 08:44 AM

Thanks, Jason.
The trouble I'm having is that the picture I have of the 2011 model clearly shows the bars attached rails that sit above the roof.
I took >this picture< of what I'm assuming is one of the attachment points on my rails. There's a loop there, and what looks like a couple of covers for screws or threaded holes. And the rail isn't raised above the roof; it's sitting on the roof with no slot like I've seen the other Jeep rails have.

I could rig something up if/when needed, but I'd rather have the hardware that was built for this purpose, rather than bailing wire and chewing gum. :laugh:

jasonwe 08-01-2012 09:56 PM

I guess I am having a hard time understanding what you're asking exactly without seeing the picture of the 2011 you're looking at. My Compass has the exact same roof rails with the same "loops."

If you're wondering how the cross bars fasten to the rails, that I cannot help you on unfortunately. I've only seen distant pictures of them on Compasses, and no close-ups.

Urugami 08-02-2012 08:20 AM

THIS is the picture the parts guy printed for me. Still can't see any detail, except that these are not the same roof rails that we have.
(I won't tell you where I found this picture, since it will only add to the confusion.:))
I think what I'm going to do is to first check with an Auto Salvage yard I pass on my way home from work, to see if they've gotten in any Compasses with these bars. If not, I'll order from the dealership, reserving the right to not receive them if they don't fit (probably what I should have done in the first place, but I hate going off half-cocked).

Gramps 08-02-2012 09:57 AM

That last picture looks like that is the Bars on a Patriot. I haven't seen either a 2011/12 up close and personal but it does appear that was a major change from the earlier ones.

jasonwe 08-02-2012 05:06 PM

I agree with Gramps. That's definitely not a picture from a Compass. If you look on the side, the door handle is down below the window, not half way up the window like it is on a Compass.

It may just be someone in Chrysler's IT department that decided to try and cheap out, and put a picture that was "close enough" to the real thing with that part number rather than paying for additional professional photographs/computer work. When it comes down to it, I always go by part numbers, never pictures. Very rarely fails.

Urugami 08-03-2012 09:24 AM

You're both right... :cheers2:
That picture is from the 2011 Patriot section of the Mopar catalog. Why the parts guy would assume it was the same for a 2012 Compass, especially when I'm standing there telling him my rails are different, is beyond me.
I left work too late yesterday and the salvage yard was closed. I'll try checking today, and stop by the dealer if they don't have any.
Unless anybody reading this has any better ideas of where I might get these bars.

Urugami 08-03-2012 03:44 PM

Thanks to Gramps in another thread, I found part# 82209622, which from the picture appears to be what I need. Those bars are listed as being for 2010 and earlier models.
Have they been getting rid of old parts on the production line, or what?

BeDevil79 08-03-2012 11:20 PM

You need the original part no. you had, they're for 2011/12 - the one you just listed is 2010 or before, different fitment so won't fit

You can find them online in a few places, or else do what I did - I got a set of none-Mopar bars from eBay because I wanted a different look without the bar overhang

Urugami 08-06-2012 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by BeDevil79 (Post 13968145)
You need the original part no. you had, they're for 2011/12

Now that's a good picture, and I can see that those are indeed what I need.
Thank You! I'll be ordering them this week.

zstatman 08-07-2012 07:08 AM

Yes, the B&W picture is how the 2011 is. The "loops" you mentioned are very handy and I used them the tie down my kayak before I got the rails

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