Installation Time: Afternoon
June 27, 2019
Love this Grille
I'm pretty handy and didn't really have any issues installing this grille. I did have to run to Home Depot to buy a drill bit to fit the rivnuts into the chassis. But once I had the bit, everything else went pretty smoothly. Interestingly enough, I did post a question about the rivnut tool the technician in the install video uses, basically asking what do I use if I don't have one of those (I really didn't want to buy one), only to discover that the install kit comes with a rivnut install tool. Nothing high tech, but it definitely worked well.
The ONLY hiccup was neither the install video or the included paper instructions reminded me to reuse the existing spring clips. I ended up having to remove the clips (what a pain) and installing them after reconnecting the parking lights. This was only a small issue, but would have loved to have had them installed before I connected the lights.
Like I said above, I'm pretty handy but I did take my time. I was more concerned about screwing up a rivnut or cutting into a wire so install time was about two hours (time options below are limited so chose Afternoon, but about two hours is correct) and that didn't include the trip to home depot for the bit.
Installing the light was easy as were the wire connections. I discovered I was missing a negative terminal nut on my battery but since there were two terminals, I used the one that did have a nut. Ran over to the Jeep Dealer for the other nut when I had the chance.
Breaking/cutting through the firewall was easy but challenging. I'm a pretty big guy and getting my hand to fit was near impossible. I actually had to ask my 19 y/o daughter for her assistance since her hand could fit to guide the wires through the firewall. Once through, I had plenty of wire to figure out where I will install the flip switch (not done yet). The LED light bar puts off a lot of light and while I don't do a lot of off road activities, the light will come in handy for beach trips and such.
Overall, great product, easy install, and looks great.