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Old 01-05-2011, 03:13 AM   #1
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rear window stolen

so much for jeep owners community. I was out tonight for a movie and dinner with my girlfriend and when we came out my back window was unzipped and gone. so i hope the guy ro gal who took it enjoys it and i hope the zipper breaks. off to order a new one in the AM. is this a common thing or am i just a lucky guy?

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:23 AM   #2
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You're about to find out just how lucky you are. I'm pretty sure that you have to order an entire new set of windows as opposed to just the rear.

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:28 AM   #3
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Oh that's wonderful, I'll see if I can find one on eBay and have it overnighted. This sucks
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so much for jeep owners community. I was out tonight for a movie and dinner with my girlfriend and when we came out my back window was unzipped and gone. so i hope the guy ro gal who took it enjoys it and i hope the zipper breaks. off to order a new one in the AM. is this a common thing or am i just a lucky guy?
Good lord man, who ever did that is low rent. I am going to start thinking of ways to secure my soft top. That's awful.
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Sorry thieves. OP I hope you get this resolved. Have you filed an insurance claim? Did you have it locked?
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Sorry thieves. OP I hope you get this resolved. Have you filed an insurance claim? Did you have it locked?
How do you lock a soft top rear window?
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How do you lock a soft top rear window?
Lol mine has a hole in it from hail . I should run a cable lock through it
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is this a common thing or am i just a lucky guy?
Man, that's not cool. Sorry.

But common? I don't think so.

I've heard of people being concerned about the security of their valuables in the Jeep because soft top windows can be unzipped (hence the use of lockboxes, like this one), but I've never heard of somebody actually swiping the windows themselves.

That window is useless to anyone without a JK soft top. It may even need to be the exact same year, as the JK soft tops have had changes over the past few years in ways that make some parts (the rear windows??) year specific.

This sounds more like a prank than anything else--maybe some teenage kid who's dad has a JK so he knows how to unzip the rear.

Hopefully insurance will cover you and you'll end up with a nice new set of windows! Then you can sell your two side windows and even make a few bucks back. Good luck.
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That really sux...teenage punks no doubt. I am sooo glad I FINALLY grew up!
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Lol mine has a hole in it from hail . I should run a cable lock through it
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That sucks man.
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That totally sucks. I am glad that I have an aftermarket window that only works with the same brand.

BTW, you don't have to get all the windows, you can just order a rear window. MOPAR 5KJ55SX9AA - MOPAR® Softop Tinted Tailgate Window in Black for 2007 Jeep® Wrangler JK - Quadratec$199

Also I found one on ebay for $20 less and included shipping
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I just received my rear tinted window from the dealer yesterday. They ordered it alone without the two side windows. It has it's own part number. You should be able to order the rear window by itself.
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Just take somebody else's. Problem solved. Haha.jk.
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Yes I just ordered the rear window alone. It wouldn't have mattered if I have filed an insurance claim or not bc I have a 250 deductible. I don't know if it was a prank or if someone just needed a rear tinted window, either way it suck for me and the bank account.

And yes the jeep was locked, not that it did any good.
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That sucks! Sorry to hear about that.

For those of you concerned about this happening to you, you might consider installing a DEI proximity motion sensor in your tailgate to deter theft of stuff back there (window, spare tire, hi-lift jack, anything in your trunk, etc.). It connects to your oem alarm system and will trigger your alarm if it senses any motion in the area. I have one installed in my center console to protect my MyGig stereo/nav system when topless and doorless. I've been wanting to install a second sensor in the tailgate too, but haven't gotten around to it. I did a write-up a while back on JK-Forum on installing this sensor.
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For those of you concerned about this happening to you, you might consider installing a DEI proximity motion sensor in your tailgate to deter theft of stuff back there . . . . I did a write-up a while back on JK-Forum on installing this sensor.
And boy is it ever a write up, pics and everything: (DEI 508D Proximity Motion Sensor addition to stock alarm system)
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Pretty bad when we can't even stop our tops from being swiped. I guess the criminals know that Jeep's just practically fall apart too! haha.

Really though if you think about it anything that isnt electronics or a "common persons" item, it was prolly stolen by someone who has a Jeep. I worry about my doors and sliding top sometimes. They're worth some change but thats only if I'm downtown or something! Even though I worry, I still dont lock it, or security nut anything down except my spare.
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And this is why is gots a hardtop,,, peace of mind.

Sucks thou guy,, I really hate theives !!!!!

Jeep should find out a way the the windows cant be unzipped and stolen from the outside.
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Pretty bad when we can't even stop our tops from being swiped. I guess the criminals know that Jeep's just practically fall apart too! haha.

Really though if you think about it anything that isnt electronics or a "common persons" item, it was prolly stolen by someone who has a Jeep. I worry about my doors and sliding top sometimes. They're worth some change but thats only if I'm downtown or something! Even though I worry, I still dont lock it, or security nut anything down except my spare.
that's whats really sad is the fact that it is indeed probably a fellow jeep owner who knows that a rear window costs $200. so i get a wave and a swipe ha ha. i guess times are tough and people will cut cost no matter what
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Yes I just ordered the rear window alone. It wouldn't have mattered if I have filed an insurance claim or not bc I have a 250 deductible. I don't know if it was a prank or if someone just needed a rear tinted window, either way it suck for me and the bank account.

And yes the jeep was locked, not that it did any good.
Time to lower the deductible..... In most cases it has little effect on the rates..
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That sucks! Sorry to hear about that.

For those of you concerned about this happening to you, you might consider installing a DEI proximity motion sensor in your tailgate to deter theft of stuff back there (window, spare tire, hi-lift jack, anything in your trunk, etc.). It connects to your oem alarm system and will trigger your alarm if it senses any motion in the area. I have one installed in my center console to protect my MyGig stereo/nav system when topless and doorless. I've been wanting to install a second sensor in the tailgate too, but haven't gotten around to it. I did a write-up a while back on JK-Forum on installing this sensor.
Nice write up .. Its got me thinking now i have a hardtop but wifes and sister has a softtop ... For the OP sorry about your window guess it could have been worse
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Nice write up .. Its got me thinking now i have a hardtop but wifes and sister has a softtop ... For the OP sorry about your window guess it could have been worse
yeah i suppose never the less no one likes to dish out big $ when they shouldnt have to. not like i had $200 burning a hole in my pocket.
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Time to lower the deductible..... In most cases it has little effect on the rates..
Agreed -- I lowered my comprehensive deductible to $0 because it really didn't make an appreciable difference in cost.

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