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Wildturkey 01-30-2014 10:11 PM


Originally Posted by clew (Post 241009)
I saw the 4 on Mopar too...but per the 2 I got yesterday, there are only two options. The instructions on the first they gave me listed sport/latitude/limited (which makes sense as they are all the same front end essentially) and the second listed only the TH. Not sure what the other 2 options are Mopar lists...I'm guessing its an error.

Do you know the part number for the sport, latitude,limited I want to make sure my dealership ordered right part

clew 01-30-2014 10:15 PM


Originally Posted by Wildturkey (Post 243777)
Do you know the part number for the sport, latitude,limited I want to make sure my dealership ordered right part

No...but I am almost certain that's what you'll get as the TH version isn't in their system yet

dsindm 02-18-2014 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by rt-texas (Post 237121)
Go get you a basic black license plate frame at the auto parts. They also have the self tapping screws that are the same as with the bracket from the dealership.

Hold in place, check with level, mark two holes. Drill pilot hole and install.

Did mine Sunday. Didn't want the bracket either.

Here is a side view of the thickness. Note: install bolts and nuts in the bottom holes to stop vibration/rattle.http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/...pse136ab43.jpg

RT, I'll be picking mine up tomorrow, and the dealer told me that the dimples in the front bumper where they would drill to install their standard bracket are closer together than the holes for a standard license plate bracket. He said they're reluctant to drill in another spot because there are electronics of some kind behind the bumper, and I assume that refers to parking, adaptive cruise or pre-collision sensors.

So, I have a couple of questions for you. Is your vehicle equipped with any of those options? If so, did you run into anything when you drilled? It's better to be safe than sorry so I appreciated the dealer's concern, but I have a hard time believing that the designers of this vehicle wouldn't have anticipated that some people would prefer a standard license plate bracket to the one they provide with the vehicle.

rt-texas 02-18-2014 08:19 PM

I do not have adaptive cruise or the Technology Package. I took a quick look and ran my hand up behind it and didn't find anything so I wasn't too concerned.

If there are all those electronics behind there then yes I would have looked at the Jeep mounting bracket.

dsindm 02-18-2014 09:10 PM

I put in a call to Jeep and they're supposed to have a tech support rep call back in a couple of days. I still can't imagine that Jeep would've placed electronics in a position to be disturbed by drilling holes for placement of a standard from license plate bracket.

NHPatriot 02-19-2014 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by onefunkar (Post 233993)
mine came with front lic plate holder already on.

Mine as well


dsindm 03-25-2014 02:12 PM

After having had to jump through multiple hoops to finally get someone associated with Jeep to acknowledge it, as you would expect there's no problem with installing a standard aftermarket front license plate bracket on a 2014 Cherokee, even if it's equipped with all the sensors. The holes for the standard-issue molded plastic Cherokee plate holder are 5 1/2" apart. The holes for a market-standard plate holder are 7" apart, so you're only drilling 3/4" outside the dimples in the bumper. I finally installed mine today after the dealer, prompted by Chrysler service, went through channels to confirm that it's safe to do so without interfering with any of the electronics. That answer should've been much easier to get but it took several calls to Chrysler and to the dealer to finally get there.

It's just a matter of personal taste, but I like the look of a standard aftermarket bracket much better than the bulky, black plastic Cherokee bracket--particularly on a lighter color background.

dsindm 03-27-2014 02:25 PM

Just to put a period on the topic, attached is a photo of the bracket I installed. It's brushed aluminum but almost passes for a color match against the light color of the bumper. For those who chose a lighter color like white or cashmere, it's a nice alternative to the larger black plastic version the comes with the vehicle. Of course, living in a state that doesn't require a front plate would be even better!


Trailhawk84 04-09-2014 04:52 PM

Front license plate bracket?

That's mine


JHOflyers22 05-18-2015 01:56 PM


Just wanted to thank you all for the input and pictures. Just moved to maryland and had to install. Very simple and doesn't look as bad as i thought it would

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