I finally got all the parts through our Jeep dealer, they kindly matched the current prices from Mopar parts online.
The various parts removed with ease except for the two plastic fillers in the lift gate which both broke off the mountings which fell back behind the trim. Hopefully they are small enough not to rattle.
Unfortunately the right hinge post was squashed in shipment so I need to get a replacement ordered.
Additionally on my 2018 there is nothing in the lift gate to screw into for the pins that the two lift cords attach to. You can feel the outlines of two rectangular openings when you insert the screws but there is no plastic part or spring clip snapped into those openings to accept the screws. More parts to buy and much more to take apart, all of the trim from the lift gate will likely have to come off. Which I am thinking may not be worth doing.
I may end up finding another means of attaching the lift cords. Likely a hook attached to the lift cords that just go into the holes in the plastic trim, far from ideal but better than nothing which is what I have right now.
The parts in general are very light duty. The hinges are just snapped into the larger plastic inner quarter panels, the holders are just snapped into the back part of the same panels and the cover itself is a very light weight plastic part and is very flexxy. This is clearly a car built to a cost, in this area the car is nowhere near the build or part quality of my 2000 VW Golf which likely is massively over engineered relatively speaking. The heaviest duty part of the whole thing are the two steel screws to carry the lift cords, which I cannot use. Roll eyes.
When in position, the cover does what I wanted which is to completely cover the cargo area with the seats up, it will do that job adequately.
In my mind it should have come with the car and yes I was aware that it didn’t after I ordered the car.
Just ordered a Compass Lattitude, Blue Pearl Metallic, 6sp manual, towing, convenience, safety, lighting, cold weather due early April 2018
Last edited by WMLattitude; 05-12-2018 at 05:19 PM.
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