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Good morning,

I recently put wheels and tires on my wife's jl and I had to remove a piece from behind the fog light assembly because of rubbing. Now that I have done that, the back of the fog light and the wires are all exposed. Is there a flush piece that I can buy to cover up the area that is exposed? Thank you for any help.

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Is there a flush piece that I can buy to cover up the area that is exposed? Thank you for any help.
Most will trim the pieces removed to make a backing plate. If you do a search, there are numerous threads on how to do it. If not, there is no danger to leaving the bumper and wiring exposed. I've been running that way for over a year without issue.
 
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Most will trim the pieces removed to make a backing plate. If you do a search, there are numerous threads on how to do it. If not, there is no danger to leaving the bumper and wiring exposed. I've been running that way for over a year without issue.
No issues with rain or anything getting into the fog light housing? And the phrase to look up is "backing plate"?
 

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Trim the pieces you removed and replace to cover the rear of the fog lights. Here is what I did.

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Good morning,

I recently put wheels and tires on my wife's jl and I had to remove a piece from behind the fog light assembly because of rubbing. Now that I have done that, the back of the fog light and the wires are all exposed. Is there a flush piece that I can buy to cover up the area that is exposed? Thank you for any help.

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When I had my stock bumper on, I decided to trim the close out panels. Used a bright marker to follow the lines/ outline so that it would sit nice and flush with the bumper. Used a Dremel to trim them and then sanded it gently to smooth out the lines.

You should be fine either way.....I'm running the steel bumper now and it does not have a close-out panel option. Been just fine.
 

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Trim off the offending bumper extensions with a dremel to create your new "covers." Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.

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