The replacement tailgate
vent cover plates are made up of two 16 gauge aluminum plates. The custom designed JK grill image is bolted
over top of a solid piece of 6061 aluminum for a unique look and contrasting images if either the inner or outer plates are painted. These two plates are
spaced out on the bottom to allow air flow while replacing the factory air vent
on your tailgate. The plates are a direct bolt on using existing holes in the tailgate. Black powder coating option for the outer aluminum plate is available on this part only.
This kit also includes three plastic plugs, (1) large and (2) small, to cap off the wires that use to pass through the tailgate for the 3rd brake light and the large cone shaped rubber snubbers that prevented the spare tire from vibrating when driving.
There is an optional smoked black 3rd brake light that can be installed to the SWAG JK vent cover with the pre-installed adhesive 3M tape, and it can easily be connected to the factory wiring. Please note that you will need to tap into the factory 3rd brake light wiring harness for installation, as well as drill a hole through both plates to route the wiring. This 3rd light features a red low intensity running light that turns on when your headlights or marker lights are on and a turns bright red when your brakes are activated.
JK VENT COVER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.pdf