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Rugged Ridge Hood Lock Kit (1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Hood Lock Kit
      • Durable Construction
      • Keeps Your Hood Secure
      • Includes 2 Keys
      • Fits Early 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ Models


      Safe and Secure. Protect your engine compartment with this easy to install hood lock for the side hood latch. No drilling is required and it hides neatly inside the grille for peace of mind not matter where your Wrangler is parked.

      Durable Construction. This Hood Lock Kit is made from high quality materials and includes a two keys. Installation is simple and easy and doesn't require any extra modification to your Wrangler.

      Application. This Hood Lock Kit is designed for use on early model 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ models. Will not work in conjunction with mesh screens or grille inserts.

      Fitment: 1997 Details

      MPN# 11252.03

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (2)

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      Ratings Summary

      2.5 out of 5 overall rating from 2 customers

      • November 30, 2017

        2 2002 Wrangler - willisf

        1997 only?

        Why does this only work on 1997 TJ wranglers? Isn’t 97-06 all TJ models?

        Helpful (8)
      • August 30, 2014

        3 1997 - RobLow

        Easy installation

        The hood locks was an easy installation. Bolts we're a little on the weak side. Had to modify, but overall not bad.

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      Questions & Answers (3 answers)

      3 Top Rated Questions

      It says 97' , what about 2002 tj

      • This Rugged Ridge Hood Lock will only fit early production 1997 TJ's and will not fit later models.

      Helpful (0)

      Hi, I do not understand very well how it installs. The instructions talk about a hole where to put the screws, but my wrangler does not have those screws or hole in the top where the closure goes, only a hole through which the closure passes. Would you have a photo of the installation? Thanks

      • Unfortunately I we do not have any photos regarding the Rugged Ridge Hood Lock and I am very sorry to hear you are having issues with installing this item. I do want to note that the hood lock will only fit early 1997 Wranglers and if your Wrangler was produced later that year or is not a 1997 Wrangler this will not fit properly.

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      Does this work on a 1998 jeep wrangler?

      • Hello, unfortunately this will only work on early 97 models.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • Hood Lock Assembly
      • Keys

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