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How to: Fit towhooks to an '05+


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Originally Posted by Hoosierjeeper I know...how did I screw up on this? So the M bolt/screw, I put it in ...

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by Hoosierjeeper View Post
I know...how did I screw up on this?

So the M bolt/screw, I put it in the wrong way. No prob, just slide it through the way I put it in. Nope, fell over in the bumper. So now to get it, do I have to remove the bumper to get to it? If so, how shall I do that?

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You would have to on an '06. I assume an '05 would be similar. Actually, you remove the plastic bumper cover. Following is part of how I installed my front shackles with how you remove the grill and bumper, etc.

pop hood and release clips at top of front grill, starting at headlights


continue releasing clips along top of grille


lean grill top out to release lower clips and remove grill.


unscrew each turn signal lens.


pull assembly out of slot in fender cowling


remove bolt from fender cowling at headlight


remove bolt on bottom of cowling by bottom of radiator, each side


pry plastic pop rivet off at bottom, each side


pry pop rivet off at leading edge of front fender well lining


slide screw driver, etc., behind head of pop rivet and carefully pry out


release clip at top of cowling by wheel well


gently pull on turn signal harness rivet and remove from cowling


twist turn signal bulb socket and remove. cowling should drop off


front of KJ with plastic removed


remove all three nuts from tow hooks and remove


remove "w", or double bolt leaving spring clip nut in place


remove access hole cap


tow hook access hole ready to modify



Once you have the access hole cap off you can retrieve the "M" bolt. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Nice write up...saved me!
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Nice work can you throw up a pic of it all done
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Love the write-up, and the pics were great - always worth a thousand words... Especially the last one of the whole thing re-assembled.

My only question is why you didn't cut out the areas around the hooks for better access? I don't mean to be critical, as I may have a problem chopping into mine some day as well, but the cut-out areas are clearly defined in the bumper, and I think with it off even I could follow the lines... Id tape them up first to protect the finish, but some carefull work with even a hacksaw would be all that is needed.
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thank gawd this was here. was about to cut a hole through my bumper to fit my hooks! haha
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A few more pics during the installation:

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dude?! why?1 i did mine with the bumper on lmao
just gota take yoru time... oh well
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I like how HJ has a fancy shoe polisher in his garage. Not only does his KJ need to be spotless, but apparently his shoes do as well

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