My parts are supposed to be here Tuesday. I should have them installed Tuesday night. Can't wait to install them and have my cargo cover. Thank you to everyone who documented and commented on this thread.
Can you please post a photo of where the pull-strings mount on the liftgate?Step 1: Fold down the rear seats. They obscure the trim piece that needs to be replaced, and even then, the large cargo cover won't move into position without doing this.
Step 2: Get the hard part out of the way. The two long trim panels provide the hinge mount for the cover. Take a look at the locations of the fastening tabs on your new trim pieces, and guess the same location on the existing trim piece on the car. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to pop out the rearward-most bottom tab. Once that one tab is out, the entire trim piece can be pulled and twisted out with some elbow grease. Repeat on the other side.
Step 3: This is the hard part. I don't know how to easily describe in words, other than it takes a lot of prying to get the new piece in. Insert the upper tabs, then one by one use the screwdriver to pry the lower tabs until they pop in. I got a finger bruise doing this.
Step 4: With that out of the way, the rearward grocery bag hangers need to be replaced with resting tabs for the cargo cover. Use large pliers to twist those hangers 90 degrees, and they fall right out.
Step 5: The rearward resting tabs twist right in to replace the old parts.
Step 6: Slide in the cargo cover longitudinally (the seats need to be down), then rotate to its lateral mounting position It clicks into the new hinges very easily. Pop in the liftgate pull-strings (the tabs are already on the liftgate, an obvious sign that FCA didn't want to bear the cost of including the cargo cover for NA cars), and you are done!!
Happy holidays and safe motoring to all.
Lift up the tailgate. Look at inner part of tailgate, next to the glass. You should see two black thumb tack looking things. That's where they hook up.Had it installed in less than 10 minutes thanks to the instructions by Superchan7 and Dannydeez. Only thing I can't figure out is where to attach the pull strings.
Sorry, I haven't checked the forum in a while. Steeler is correct as to the placement of the tabs. Were you able to find where to hook the strings?Had it installed in less than 10 minutes thanks to the instructions by Superchan7 and Dannydeez. Only thing I can't figure out is where to attach the pull strings.
I had to pop out some tabs that I wrapped the strings around. Not the correct way but I didn't have any choice.
Are they located in the same place as the tabs I had to pull? I am just wondering if I need to order the nubs?Sorry, I forgot to take the pics. Thats strange..I wonder why you don't have those little "nubs" to attach the strings to. Hopefully I'll remember later tonight.
Looks like they are. Now to try to find a part number. One thing I hate about MOPAR is their poor website.
Update: I have not been able to find them on the MOPAR website. Maybe I need to go to the dealers parts department and talk to someone there.
He's definitely misinformed. They do not come with the kit. They are already installed on the vehicle from the factory. Why yours didn't come with them is a mystery. Hopefully they can source them for you somehow.Well, I went to the dealer on Friday. He said it is something that the factory must have installed. He tried to look them up and said that they come with the cargo cover kit (they didn't come with mine) and they can not be ordered separately. I asked him, "OK, if I was to order the cover kit and I accidently broke one does that mean I need to buy a whole cargo cover kit to replace it?" He said yes. I asked him to look up that part for the Renegade but he couldn't find it. He said he was going to call FCA and find out if I can order them and also to see how I get the touchup paint for the Rhino clear coat (apparently the 2018 colors are not available. Waiting to hear back from them.
Probably going to order them this week.He's definitely misinformed. They do not come with the kit. They are already installed on the vehicle from the factory. Why yours didn't come with them is a mystery. Hopefully they can source them for you somehow.
EDIT: Looks like Steeler already found them for you. I googled the part number and they're only $1.60 each. Should be an easy install too if its just a threaded shaft.