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post #16 of 43 Old 02-17-2019, 02:18 PM
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I had to change the standard lamps out a few months ago.

If it were mine and had the LED's I'd do the Rock Auto purchase and hack it in myself.



Or find the LED part numbers, find them on fleabay for $25 and show the rest of the group how to save money.

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post #17 of 43 Old 02-18-2019, 08:30 AM
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Hello guys, i have read all your posts. I am having the same problem and Jeep refuses to even help me on the payment. looking at ~$500 with parts and labor I assume. has anyone caved and paid for it? I can't stand giving them that much money to illuminate our plates!
Wally, here's an email I sent to another poster on this subject, explaining how I finally got paid:


It turned out to be more difficult than I was initially led to believe. I called Jeep customer care in late November, and the person I spoke with (Shakira) told me the light repair would be paid for (parts + labor = ~$350). So I went ahead with the repair and submitted all documentation showing I had paid. They said it might take 60 days. So on day 61 I called and they said the reimbursement request had been denied, because the car was out of warranty. Of course I was "irritated, ", as I did not "have" to have the light repaired, since one of the two still worked and that would pass inspection. And of course the car is out of warranty - it's over 4 years old! They did not need 60 days to figure that out.

But anyhow, I kept telling them that they should pay because the customer care agent had promised it would be. Of course they had no written record of that, but I then told them to go back and listen to the conversation, since all calls were recorded. They said it didn't matter, that agent didn't have the authority, blah blah blah, so I asked to speak with a supervisor.

That took two more calls to make that happen, but a supervisor (Jessica) finally called me back, and we had a long, cordial conversation. I said I would never have paid to get it fixed, I was retired and on a fixed income (might be a fib) and it was a bad design (moisture gets into the harness, which has since been redesigned). She finally agreed to have Jeep pay me, and I received the check just this past week (2/12).

See if you can get a person in customer care to agree Jeep should pay. Take notes. Then be prepared for a long arduous ordeal that may or may not end successfully.

If it helps, my case # was 57494161. It will be helpful if you are the first owner, (I am) and may be even more helpful if you have a lot of Jeeps or Chryslers in your past (I do not).

So good luck, would be interesting to know if you're successful.

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post #18 of 43 Old 02-19-2019, 09:51 AM
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Idiotic. More reasons why I will be unlikely to ever buy a newer Grand. They have allowed bad design made to cost money on purpose to poison their relationship with long term customers. I'll keep fixing the ZJ no thanks, even if I have to use aftermarket for many things.

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post #19 of 43 Old 02-22-2019, 11:11 PM
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I figured it out!!!!!

Guys, I did a lot more research and stumbled upon the exact looking bulb replacement. It was hard to find because it is listed for a Fiat 500. Found them on Rock Auto. I decided to gamble and see if 1), lights would work and 2), if it was the wiring harness or the bulbs. Plugged them in and they worked! all for $20. Hopefully this helps all of you with this problem and we can stick it to the Jeep Jerks. Hope this helps!! Hopefully the pictures come in correctly.

Again, look for 2013-2018 Fiat 500.


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post #20 of 43 Old 02-23-2019, 12:19 AM
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Nice Find. Those part numbers seem to be the same lights used in the Viper, if you rather shop Viper than a Fiat 500

Just to note that early model WK2s, through 2013 I think, had replaceable/plug in license plate bulbs (#168, about 25 cents each). Later models went to LEDs . I think the Jeep part number is 68225282AA but, as noted, until recently its been hard to buy them separately. Most sites list them as discontinued, but that FIAT 500 part looks just like the Jeep part. Its a mystery.

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post #21 of 43 Old 02-23-2019, 09:30 AM
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This is what I like to see.

Don't get this advice from the dealers.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-2018-F...oAAOSwj2Za4bCI

Says not compatible with JGC but what do they know?
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post #22 of 43 Old 02-26-2019, 05:00 PM
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This is AWESOME! My wife pointed out to me that the license plate lights on my '14 were out. Researching replacement options about gave me a heart attack. Time to order up some FIAT lights. Thanks so much for trying this out!
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post #23 of 43 Old 03-08-2019, 06:42 PM
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Update: Rock Auto took a while to get the LED's here, but after 8 days they arrived. Plugged them in and they work great! A HUGE thanks to Wallyvault14. The money saved will buy the wife and I a very nice dinner.
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post #24 of 43 Old 03-29-2019, 03:51 PM
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Thanks you soooo much! I order these fiat bulbs and they worked perfectly for my 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo
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post #26 of 43 Old 04-21-2019, 11:03 PM
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I just want to thank you all for this thread. I'm going to order a couple sets of these preemptively to avoid a future headache.

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post #27 of 43 Old 07-22-2019, 01:37 PM
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Do these Fiat lights only work for Jeep Laredo's or will they work for 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit?
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post #28 of 43 Old 07-23-2019, 01:02 PM
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Hi, I would assume they would. if your bulbs look like they do in my old thread, you should be good to go.
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post #29 of 43 Old 07-23-2019, 02:43 PM
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Well this is one of the best things I've read on this forum in a while, thanks for finding these for the sake of all our wallets!

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post #30 of 43 Old 07-29-2019, 07:50 AM
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I just bought and received these Fiat license lights for my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and THEY WORK! Thank you so much!
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