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Old 10-17-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Mopar Fuel Filler Door Installation on 2014 JKUR

I purchased the Mopar Fuel Filler door (black with silver bolts) to replace the ugly stock unit. I bought mine from Amazon for less than $100.

Hey Chrysler/Jeep start including the product with the vehicle!



The installation instructions on all Mopar products are now done without text so they're "international" and they're like really bad Ikea assembly diagrams.

I installed the unit on my 2014 JKUR and here are some tips and the process written up (reference pics are available online) :


Before installing I painted the silver bolt heads (used some acetone to prep them and then sprayed black semi-gloss paint to cover the silver bolt heads).

* The gas cap leash is held in place with an insert. Carefully pry it out - I used a plastic forked interior tool (having the right tools is very helpful).

* There's no need to remove the fuel filler door from the unit. You can install it easily with the unit assembled.

* No need to disconnect the tail light - just unscrew it, pull it out and let it hang/dangle. Note that there are two different types of screws - left side are shorter and thicker, right side are longer and thinner.

* Use a LONG screw driver to release the two tabs you can see through the tail light opening. You'll probably need a flashlight to see them clearly.

* Once you release the two tabs pull the stock filler sleeve out so the tabs clear the sheet metal and then slide the unit towards the rear until the other tabs (on the left or towards the front) clear the sheet metal.

* Once you've removed the rubber gasket and reinstalled it on the new part you'll need to work the gasket around the filler tube until it pops over the neck

* Orient the new fuel filler door unit up - there's a small pin on the back (on the left) that lines up with the small hole in the sheet metal). Push the unit in while ensuring the pin is lined up with the hole. The unit's 4 snaps should all pop into place behind the sheet metal.

* Push the insert on the gas cap leash back in place.

* Screw the tail light back on.

Stand back and admire your work!



This is what it looks like installed (photo courtesy of inksterJK) with the silver bolt heads:



Special thanks to inksterJK who helped with the bolt painting (he's got a great build thread here).

Mopar fuel filler door install

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Having tackled this myself, this is a very good and helpful write-up. Exactly how I did it. Good point on the different screws when you reconnect the rear tail light.

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nice write up - mine came with it from the factory
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Nice writeup. I'd like to install one of these but it just doesn't seem like it's worth $100 to me.

Hoping i'll catch one on sale or used in a part-out post one day.
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Nice writeup. I'd like to install one of these but it just doesn't seem like it's worth $100 to me.

Hoping i'll catch one on sale or used in a part-out post one day.

I have been wanting this accessory since I bought my Jeep and I agree that paying $100 was out of the question. I sold some old things on ebay and had extra money in my paypal so I gave this a shot:

Stainless Gas Cap Fuel Cover Door Black Non Locking for Jeep Wrangler 2007 2013 | eBay

Half the price and it is coming form China BUT is looks legit, same styling, and the Mopar instructions are in the pics too. I know this all can be forged and these pics could be fakes but we'll see when it arrives!

The one I ordered shipped on 10/7 and the tracking info says it has left China. I give it until the end of the month to get here and when it does I'll be posting on if it is true mopar stuff
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I have been wanting this accessory since I bought my Jeep and I agree that paying $100 was out of the question. I sold some old things on ebay and had extra money in my paypal so I gave this a shot:

Stainless Gas Cap Fuel Cover Door Black Non Locking for Jeep Wrangler 2007 2013 | eBay

Half the price and it is coming form China BUT is looks legit, same styling, and the Mopar instructions are in the pics too. I know this all can be forged and these pics could be fakes but we'll see when it arrives!

The one I ordered shipped on 10/7 and the tracking info says it has left China. I give it until the end of the month to get here and when it does I'll be posting on if it is true mopar stuff
I think I remember seeing some other people mention they bought their covers on eBay, and I think they were all happy...

I hope it turns out to be a good one!
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I think I remember seeing some other people mention they bought their covers on eBay, and I think they were all happy...

I hope it turns out to be a good one!
Thanks for the info! Hearing good things about this makes me more confident in the purchase!
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I have been wanting this accessory since I bought my Jeep and I agree that paying $100 was out of the question. I sold some old things on ebay and had extra money in my paypal so I gave this a shot:

Stainless Gas Cap Fuel Cover Door Black Non Locking for Jeep Wrangler 2007 2013 | eBay
Wow, great find!! Considering all the replicas of car parts out there, the thought had crossed my mind as to why I hadn't seen a copy of this $100 piece of plastic.

VERY eager to hear your thoughts when you get it!
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THIS video is a must see for someone installing the fuel door. The little "trick" that is mentioned in the video is a real time saver..
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* No need to disconnect the tail light - just unscrew it, pull it out and let it hang/dangle. Note that there are two different types of screws - left side are shorter and thicker, right side are longer and thinner.

Important.. During the tail light removal, Do NOT remove the two left screws on the tail light! To remove the tail light you only remove the two screws on the right side of the tail light.
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Teraflex has a video on YouTube ...this should take u there

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By the way, there's no reason to remove the quick disconnects to completely remove the taillight even though they tell you that in the video.

They also show the fuel filler cover door being removed. That too is unnecessary.

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Important.. During the tail light removal, Do NOT remove the two left screws on the tail light! To remove the tail light you only remove the two screws on the right side of the tail light.

Thanks. Rather than classifying this as "important" let's just say it's unnecessary.
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By the way, there's no reason to remove the quick disconnects to completely remove the taillight even though they tell you that in the video.

They also show the fuel filler cover door being removed. That too is unnecessary.


Thanks. Rather than classifying this as "important" let's just say it's unnecessary.

In regard to the install... IF I were offering advice to some young guy or gal in regard to this simple install, I would tell them to disconnect the tail light as it only takes 30 seconds to do so. With the tail light removed you have no chance of the dangling tail light scratching the vehicles paint when you are back there working. Indeed, no reason to remove the cover door. As for it is "important" to not remove the left two screws. Well, it is important info as removing the left two screws is not necessary.
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I love my jeep but always thought it a little odd that for a $30k+ vehicle they couldn't offer a $3 plastic fuel cover as standard equipment.
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Nice writeup. I'd like to install one of these but it just doesn't seem like it's worth $100 to me.

Hoping i'll catch one on sale or used in a part-out post one day.
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Wow, great find!! Considering all the replicas of car parts out there, the thought had crossed my mind as to why I hadn't seen a copy of this $100 piece of plastic.

VERY eager to hear your thoughts when you get it!

So I got the ebay part in today! I have got to say that this has to be a legit MOPAR accessory. The quality, the part numbers stamped on it, the instructions, all of it looks great. If this is a fake then someone really went through the trouble to make a great copy.

For $50 and a 2 week shipping time I would say it was well worth it and not to mention half the price of most online retailers from the US. I can't wait to do the install this weekend (or during my lunch break )
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So I got the ebay part in today! I have got to say that this has to be a legit MOPAR accessory. The quality, the part numbers stamped on it, the instructions, all of it looks great. If this is a fake then someone really went through the trouble to make a great copy.
On this remark, I just ordered one too, thanks for the input on your purchase and product quality !!
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So I got the ebay part in today! I have got to say that this has to be a legit MOPAR accessory. The quality, the part numbers stamped on it, the instructions, all of it looks great. If this is a fake then someone really went through the trouble to make a great copy.

For $50 and a 2 week shipping time I would say it was well worth it and not to mention half the price of most online retailers from the US. I can't wait to do the install this weekend (or during my lunch break )
Congratulations! Glad it turned out to be what you wanted.

I hope it looks awesome!
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I pulled the trigger on this one this morning. 50 bucks is cheap! I can wait a couple weeks for it. The cheapest I have ever seen the mopar one is $89 on ebay so this is a good find. Like you said, someone took a ton of time to reproduce this if it's not real. Is it plastic or metal?
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I pulled the trigger on this one this morning. 50 bucks is cheap! I can wait a couple weeks for it. The cheapest I have ever seen the mopar one is $89 on ebay so this is a good find. Like you said, someone took a ton of time to reproduce this if it's not real. Is it plastic or metal?
The door and outer trim is metal, not sure if it is aluminum or steel as I haven't taken a magnet to it yet. The part that goes into the Jeep that holds the fuel neck is plastic.
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I just ordered one. For the price it's worth a shot.
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The door and outer trim is metal, not sure if it is aluminum or steel as I haven't taken a magnet to it yet. The part that goes into the Jeep that holds the fuel neck is plastic.
From the video it looks like the inner chamber on the OEM version is plastic as well. The outside is metal.
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Installed this: (From Overseas, $49...)





Pretty simple install. Had to trim just a hair of plastic off of one of the stops, but it went on. It was also a little different as the bottom two stops slide over the sheet metal, instead of having clips/stops like the top.. And I broke the indexing tab... oops
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I broke the index tab too
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I received my from China today. It took 14 days to arrive from the day I placed my order. It looks like a factory part to me.
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Mine was Purchased on the 23rd, delivered on the 31st from China. Not to bad on the shipping time.

1 more week till I can install it. Job gets in the way of wrenching on my jeep.
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Looks good to me! I just ordered one..
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Before installing I painted the silver bolt heads (used some acetone to prep them and then sprayed black semi-gloss paint to cover the silver bolt heads).

What kind of paint did you use to paint the bolts, and did it match perfectly?

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What kind of paint did you use to paint the bolts, and did it match perfectly?

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I used semi-gloss black spray paint (Rustoleum). If I had it to do over again I'd probably go with flat instead of semi-gloss but the bolt heads looked fine!
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I used semi-gloss black spray paint (Rustoleum). If I had it to do over again I'd probably go with flat instead of semi-gloss but the bolt heads looked fine!

The filler cover looks almost textured by the pictures.. I wonder how Rustoleum bed liner or "bed coating" as it says on the can would work. Same matching paint on the Rubi rails and ACE rock sliders. I wonder if it would stick ok...

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