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post #1 of 5 Old 01-13-2014, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Rear Plastic Panel

I would like to remove the right rear plastic panel to see if there is sufficient room for a little mod I have in mind. Can anyone tell me the best/easiest way to do this? Looks like it's in two pieces. This is a 2012 JKU.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-13-2014, 01:42 PM
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I say yank the plastic till it pops off.


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post #3 of 5 Old 01-13-2014, 01:44 PM
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You have to remove the seat belt cover, then the outside upper cover, 2 hoop tabs & bolts on the bottom floor area, 1 10mm nut on the inside upper part where you removed the upper outside panel, then give her a pull. Should pop off.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-13-2014, 05:35 PM
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You will break a little tab on the inside of the parts that wrap around the roll bar no matter how carefull you are. They'll snap back together but it'll never be then same.

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Jason Mac nailed it.

If you're careful when separating the outside piece at the top you won't wreck the little tabs. I've had mine apart three different times and haven't had anything break.

I do keep forget the 10mm nut that you can't see until you crawl up inside and look behind the upper part of the outside panel.

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