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Old 01-01-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Hardtop Compatibility

Hi All,
I am wondering if a hardtop from a 95 Wrangler is forward compatible to a 98 TJ? On the same note, do full steel doors from a 95 fit a 98? If so, is there additional mounting hardware needed? Excuse me if this seems to be a prevalent question from a newbie like myself:confused.

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Old 01-01-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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Nope, the 95 hardtop will not fit on a 98. If I'm correct, it's too short. The doors are forwards compatible, however the hinges will need some adjusting.

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Old 01-01-2010, 09:07 PM   #3
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Correction

It can be done with some modification. Apparently the windshield's trim needs to modified and an adapter plate may be necessary.

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Another hardtop compatibility question - will a 98 hardtop fit an 05? Will the wiring harness be compatible? Thanks!
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Another hardtop compatibility question - will a 98 hardtop fit an 05? Will the wiring harness be compatible? Thanks!
There should be no problems getting the top to fit on the 2005, however, the wiring for the rear wiper is not compatible and would require some modification. I'm trying to find a wiring diagram to see what would be necessary.
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Yea it should fit 98 to 05 but the wiring would be different
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Thanks...if you find that wiring diagram I'd love the link, burton.

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The older hardtop has side vents to allow air to escape when the doors are closed. '03 to '06 TJs have the vent in the tailgate. You can put an older TJ top on an '03 to '06. But an 03' to 06' hardtop on an older tJ needs youto roll down a window to close a door.

The older TJ hardtops have a dome light, the '03 to '06 Tjs do not. The '03 to '06 TJ hardtop harness does not support the earlier hardtop dome light.

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I have a chart with all the codes and function. I am trying to figure out how to post it.
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I have a chart with all the codes and function. I am trying to figure out how to post it.
I think it is attached???
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the chart above shows says the wiper and defrost wires come from the switch. There is likely a relay involved. Heere is an improved chart.
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well listen to kilroy there
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Thanks Kilroy, that information is very helpful!

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