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What is everyone using to fill the holes left when removing the wiring and tire bumpers?
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i just left my holes empty. some people go to lowes and get a plastic snap in grommet/cover in the hardware isle.

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I left mine empty as well, but if I find some rubber grommets that will fit I will pop those in but its not a priority at the moment.

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Thanks. Think I'm going to see if the hardware store has something. I'm just trying to keep as much mud and winter road salt out of the inside as possible. Any problems with the tailgate holding water like after a trip to the car wash? Maybe I missed them, but I couldn't find any drains in the bottom of it.
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Duct tape has been known to fix everything! Not very aesthetic, but I did use it on the inside of the jeep when I lost my drain plugs

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Thanks. Think I'm going to see if the hardware store has something. I'm just trying to keep as much mud and winter road salt out of the inside as possible. Any problems with the tailgate holding water like after a trip to the car wash? Maybe I missed them, but I couldn't find any drains in the bottom of it.
I wouldn't know at this point. Ever since I put the 35's on the Jeep I haven't been through a car wash lol!

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If you're talking about the hole left when removing the plug that the wiring runs through, I just cut the wiring and wire shield down to the plug and replaced it.

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Ok this is pretty petty stuff but to some anal retentive people (like me) this stuff is important. I have found some plugs at Lows / Home Depot etc that fit pretty good but they either were a bit loose or didn't sit totally flat on the gate. So I just happened across this one at Pep boys or Auto Zone. Perfect fit .





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Or just put the bolts back in.

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Or just put the bolts back in.
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Or just put the bolts back in.
I got that done, and I agree with the OP, where do we find a cheap solution to close up the hole from the wiring? I no longer have the oem tire carrier.

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The tire carrier bolts definitely went back in. I'm talking about the the two holes left when removing the tire bumpers, and the one left when you remove the wiring. Pic of the left bumper and wiring hole.

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