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Old 05-26-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Question Broken Soft Top

Recently, the hinge that allows the sunrider top to fold back broke on my 2012 JK. I ordered the new part, and it has arrived. The hinge is the little three piece part that is the first joint from the front of the top (number 5 and 31 in the link below).

Mopar Soft Top Hardware for Jeep Wrangler JK from Morris 4x4

My problem is, I'm unable to get the old hinge out. Do you know if it is glued, or if there's a trick to it? I'm not a small guy, and tried to pull it out with using a pair of pliers, but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Look for a rivet on the bottom, if there isn't one then try a heat gun but be very careful of your canvas top. If that fails you may have to cut it off.

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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Thank you for the help _3m. No rivet so there so wish me luck not cooking my top!
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
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You say that your jeep is a 2012. Number 5 is listed for use without the sunrider top for 2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler JK. You should have a sunrider top on your 2012. Does the replacement part look the same as your original?

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