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Old 08-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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Soft top window help!!!

So my soft top works great except for where the side windows meet the doors, the hard flaps keep coming open while im driving down the road. Anyone know the secret to fix this?

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I know I need a pic but I'm on my phone lol. It's the piece that doesn't Velcro or zip onto the soft top. The very front of the window that goes into the door jam. Sorry about the pics, hope that helps to clarify
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This may be a stupid question (and I don't mean anything by it) but do you have the plastic door surrounds installed properly?

What I do is zip the window about two inches and then slide the leading edge of the window into the door surround. Then I zip it all the way and pull it down onto the tub.

I find that when I zipped it all the way and then tried to get that leading edge into the door surround, I couldn't get it in all the way and it would loosen up while driving.

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Old 08-19-2011, 08:30 PM   #6
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This is a very common question. Here's my answer from another thread.

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That's because you're not installing your windows correctly.

I had the same problem back in the day, and this thread explains how to do it properly.

In short:

1) use Velcro to loosely hold window in place.
2) zip only about 4 inches of zipper.
3) fold the solid strip of the door-side of the window 180 degrees into the channel in the black plastic "door surround" that abuts the door when the window is out. The strip will literally have been folded over such that it wraps around the door surround.
4) zip the rest of the window.
5) pop in the lower edging of the window into the channel along the upper edge of the jeep. This is very much like what was done in step 3.
6) fix the Velcro.
7) admire own handiwork.

Window will be very tight. Nothing flaps in the breeze
That'll do it.
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I will definitely try that. I'm not sure if I have it installed right or not! I've only had my jeep for 2 months and the first day I got it I took everything off and just now put it back on. I hated to wrap her back up but I had to. Thanks for your help!!

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^^Trust me, that's the answer. Let us know if it doesn't work out.
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What I really meant to ask (but didn't want to offend) was if you had the door surrounds installed. That would surely cause the windows to flap around.

If the door surrounds are installed, then my previous response, which is similar to mth's will be your answer.

Enjoy your 'new' jeep. I've had mine for 6 months and love it. I had issues and questions and concerns and found all my answers in this forum. Great resource.
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Watch the vids on youtube and install the window into the door surround channel properly and all will be good with the world. It's a common mistake, you will be so much happier when you get it straightened out.
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Sounds like an ID-ten-T error.
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Thanks guys, I reinstalled the windows this morning like you guys said and that was the problem. It's sung as a bug in a rug. I was so excited to get everything off that I didn't pay attention to how it worked!

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Thanks guys, I reinstalled the windows this morning like you guys said and that was the problem. It's sung as a bug in a rug. I was so excited to get everything off that I didn't pay attention to how it worked!

interesting concept -- in a hurry to get everything off didn't pay attention to how things worked..................mmmmmmmmmmmmm
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I never had the window issue that a lot of noobs have. That part seemed intuitive to me. I will admit to being completely dumbfounded by the folding the sunrider in a W thing. I tried and tried and couldn't get the top to clear the sport bars. Finally had to watch the skinny dude in the video.
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This topic was, I believe, my first post here. Spent weeks wondering why the soft top windows were made this way.
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I never had the window issue that a lot of noobs have. That part seemed intuitive to me. I will admit to being completely dumbfounded by the folding the sunrider in a W thing. I tried and tried and couldn't get the top to clear the sport bars. Finally had to watch the skinny dude in the video.
Lol, I remember calling BestTop when I bought my NX for the Tj "how come this sunrider feature doesn't fold all the way back like the pics"

Then he told me I had to fold it back like a
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I thought it was suppose to fold back like that, but I didn't try until I zipped the window all the way in and tucked the bottom in. Just didn't want to fold after that. Things the noobs do
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This topic was, I believe, my first post here. Spent weeks wondering why the soft top windows were made this way.
As I remember it you continued to argue that we didn't know what we were talking about until someone drew you a picture.
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As I remember it you continued to argue that we didn't know what we were talking about until someone drew you a picture.
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As I remember it you continued to argue that we didn't know what we were talking about until someone drew you a picture.
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Good advice- since I just got a soft top today (finally)

$500 OEM

Can not believe how quiet this thing is on.

And I followed this threads advice and had
no issues, well except fumbling with the two plastic clips on the tailgate
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Good advice- since I just got a soft top today (finally)

$500 OEM

Can not believe how quiet this thing is on.

And I followed this threads advice and had
no issues, well except fumbling with the two plastic clips on the tailgate
I was nervous when I first put those plastic clips on. I felt like I was going to break them trying to snap them into place.
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I was nervous when I first put those plastic clips on. I felt like I was going to break them trying to snap them into place.
The PO did not include the factory top, and left those clips in the back of my jeep.
I have two sets now just in case
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What I really meant to ask (but didn't want to offend) was if you had the door surrounds installed. That would surely cause the windows to flap around.

If the door surrounds are installed, then my previous response, which is similar to mth's will be your answer.

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I had the same problem and youre correct on how to fix it. zip a couple inches...i fold the door jams in and hold with one hand the zip and by the time its a foot zipped its tight into the door....no more flapping. soft tops are more complicated than hard tops....had 98 wrangler hard top now i have a 2012 with a soft top...it takes practice to get it on and off

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