Welcome to the JeepSpecs.com in-depth page on WJ Generation Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior Trim Mouldings and Bezels. We have organized as much information as we could find into a helpful article below. Is something incorrect or missing? Please get in touch with us and we’ll fix it!
1. Radio / air vent bezel
The radio bezel is a one-piece unit that includes the center air vent grilles. The bezel is held in place with 4 spring clips. With a wide flat tool (a 3″ plastic spackle tool works great), gently pry on each vertical side and carefully pull the bezel out a little at a time until it is free. The red areas in the center picture are the felt-lined receptacles that the bezel spring clips fit in to, which shows the general area of where to pry when removing the bezel.
|1999 (Laredo)||Black||55116277AB||$ 41.70|
|1999 (Limited)||Woodgrain (Desert Zabrano)||55116256AB||$ 67.50|
2. Front instrument panel strips
The small trim piece on the left side of the instrument panel is the easiest of all to remove and paint or replace, it is held in by two spring clips (shown in center photo) and can be popped out from the front using a trim stick. The passenger side piece, above the glovebox, is a different story. Due to safety considerations in the event of an acident, it is securely attached from the back with four screws, and is glued on as well. To remove it requires the disassembly of the entire instrument panel, including the cluster, radio, A/C unit, glovebox, ashtray and so on. Although not as difficult as it sounds, it could take a few hours to disassemble the dash.
Some owners have just masked and painted these and the other bezels to match, or have applied a vinyl material. Several companies manufacturer complete interior wood overlay kits. If installed professionally the results can be quite nice. Aftermarket stick-on moulded pieces are also available, but only for these two trim parts.
nterior with factory aluminum trim
Front instrument panel strips
|1999 (Left)||Woodgrain (Desert Zabrano)||55116405AA||$ 18.25|
|1999 (Right)||Woodgrain (Desert Zabrano)||55116508AA||$ 46.20|
|2001-2003 (Left)||Aluminum||55116497AA||$ 22.50|
|2001-2003 (Right)||Aluminum||55116509AA||$ 50.10|
|2000-2003 (Left)||Woodgrain||?||$ 18.25|
|2000-2003 (Right)||Woodgrain||?||$ 46.20|
2002 Limited with factory Burlwood trim
1999 Limiteds with Desert Zabrano factory woodgrain accents.
3. Front and rear door trim
The door trim, unfortunately, is neither removable nor is it available separately as a replacement part. The only way to change it is to either paint it, or use one of the aftermarket stick-on trim kit pieces.
4. Cluster bezel
The cluster bezel trim piece is held in place by 4 spring clips, one at each corner, and pulls straight out. On the left side, you can reach your thumb behind the bezel rubber at the tilt wheel lever cut-out and pull forward. If so equipped, you’ll need to unhook the Adjustable Pedals harness from the back of the bezel. . The 2002-2003 cluster bezels, with or without the built-in switch can be ordered and easily installed on 1999-2001 WJ models if a color change is desired. Adding a bezel with the switch to a WJ without Adjustable Pedals allows one to conveniently control a selected accessory of their choice. The switch is momentary-on but could probably be modified to work “on-off”. The “Pedal Adjust” writing could be painted over and new lettering added for a very professional looking installation.
|Suede||5FZ23VK9AC||5FZ23VK9AD||N/A||5FZ23XTMAD (w/o switch)5HK51XTMAA (pedal switch)|
|Taupe||N/A||N/A||N/A||5FZ23WL8AD (w/o switch)5HK51WL8AA (pedal switch)|
5. Steering wheel trim, lower
The lower steering wheel trim cover is held in place by one screw, two bolts and three spring clips. The clips are very snug, requiring a fairly strong pull on each side remove the trim piece. When replacing, make sure to align the two plastic guide pins as well as the spring clips
Steering wheel lower bezels
|1999-2000||Tan & Agate||5EY40RK5AB||$ 80.85|
6. Lower center bezel / ashtray
Three different bezels – woodgrain, black, and for 2003 a cubby hole instead of an ashtray.
The lower center bezel assembly is held in place by strong snap clips near each corner which can be gently pried out with a plastic putty knife or trim stick. Tip: The bezel will come out much easier if you remove the plastic tray below it. Once you have the bezel out a few inches the wiring harnesses for the power outlets, ashtray light and heated seats can be unhooked and the bezel removed. The power seat heat buttons can be easily unscrewed from the back for installation into a new or different bezel.
Shown above is the black lower center bezel, front and reverse (with power outlet and seat switches not installed). Note the location of the four snap clips on the back. Five wire harnesses attach to the bezel, one for each power outlet, one for each heated seat switch (if so equipped) and one for the ashtray light.
Some owners have found unique uses for their center console ashtrays, including this clever installation featuring switches mounted for overhead Hela lights.
|Lower center bezels|
|With heated seats|
|1999 (Laredo)||Black||5014055AA||$ 74.00|
|1999 (Limited)||Woodgrain (Desert Zabrano)||5014054AA||$ 118.00|
|2000-2001 (Laredo)||Black||5014055AC||$ 99.35|
|2001 (Limited)||Woodgrain||5019799AA||$ 127.00|
|2002 (Laredo)||Black||5014055AH||$ 102.00|
|2002 (Limited)||Black||5019799AB||$ 000.00|
|2003 (All, no ashtray)||Black||?||$ 000.00|
|Without heated seats|
|1999 (Laredo)||Black||55116280AA||$ 77.50|
|1999 (Limited)||Woodgrain (Desert Zabrano)||55116223AA||$ 121.00|
|2000 (Laredo)||Black||55116280AC||$ 119.00|
|2000 (Limited)||Woodgrain||55116483AA||$ 144.00|
|2001 (Laredo)||Black||55116280AC||$ 119.00|
|2001 (Limited)||Woodgrain||55116483AB||$ 156.00|
|2003 (All, no ashtray)||Black||?||?|
Aftermarket dash kits
under construction – coming soon