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Old 03-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Removing rear soft top window???

I did a search before posting, but maybe i am the only idiot that can't figure out how to remove the rear soft window. I want to replace all my stock plastics with tinted ones, and the sides came out easy. Can't figure out how to remove the rear window.

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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Unzip it all the way to the drivers side and it should come off just like the zipper to a jacket.

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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What year/make jeep do you have? On my 03 the original soft top rear window had a 2 way zipper, and you just opened the zipper all the way and then pull it out of the zipper.
Then pull the bottom of the window (the bar holding it to your tub) and the window is out.
I had the original and a replacement zipper both fail so the last time I had 2 zippers put in-one from each side meeting up at the top center. (my 94 YJ had a 3 zipper system!)
Now I can unzip from each side and just go up to the corners, roll it up (I installed 2 snap grommet straps to hold it up ) and if I want to remove it, just unzip both all the way to the center and pop them out. Works great...
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its pretty simple if you listen to the above suggestions. Also read the owners manual (Gasp). I did, and it helped out a lot.
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Its a 1998. There are two zippers, one was on the right, and one on the left. I unzipped all the way to the drivers side as suggested, but I couldn't get it to come off. Didn't want to give it any force, but I will go out and try again.

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Unhappy ... yeahhhh

Kevin, it's not just you. The guys who sold me my Rubicon the other day couldn't figure out how to get the top down. I had to show them. But the rear window stumped me too. I'm going to go try this now.
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So glad someone had the balls to ask. lol
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:16 PM   #8
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Just unzip it. Sometimes the zippers stick. Spray it with some wd-40
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:16 AM   #9
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I just purchased a 2014 Wrangler JK with the same issue. When bringing both zippers to the drivers side and pulling up on the zipper the window still seems unmovable and will not come out of the zipper. Will try some WD40 and force but wanted to mention that this is a totally valid question and I appreciate those trying to provide actual help.
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Same issue on my new 2015 premium top, pull both zippers to the driver side, but the window wont come off! Struggled for 15 minutes and gave up. I think there is one tooth remaining that wont let me break free. VERY frustrating indeed!

Online it says the zipper pulls come off with the window, so I am pulling down on the window section, and it just wont come off.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:12 PM   #11
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Use silicone lube or zipper lube, oil based lube will attract dust and dirt over time. Doesn't hurt to hit the teeth and ends with a toothbrush beforehand either
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Check the zipper connection in the lower left (drivers side) and make sure when it was zipped that is was mated properly, if not, it will take some wiggling, giggling and tugging to get it apart - Mine zipped like that on me once. Now very careful on starting the zippers.
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Keep both zippers together and go all the way to the left bottom wiggle it while gently tugging the window upwards, it will come apart like a jacket.
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Keep both zippers together and go all the way to the left bottom wiggle it while gently tugging the window upwards, it will come apart like a jacket.
This helped a lot. Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:20 AM   #15
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this isn't easy. I have a 2004 TJ Wrangler, and the ends are not aligned properly. Also, they are old and rusty-like. Its even a chore to unzip both sides just to open the window. Maybe Ill try some vaseline or baby oil.
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... anyone know if installing the new one will be any easier?
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... anyone know if installing the new one will be any easier?
Does it really matter ? If you have to reinstall it, you have to reinstall it. It's that simple
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:48 AM   #18
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AZ01TJ.. yes, it mattered. Its been raining here for days, and today still rainy but misty, and will possibly rain more later on. The old window was punctured a few days ago so the inside of my jeep gets soaked. I would rather not wait but if its a job made for two, then Id wait. So, it mattered since I am pressed for time with the current weather, and wondering if I should wait another few days for a friend to come help with it. Once ya get the old one off, theres no turning back. So, yep, it mattered. Thanks for the response.

BTW, it took a while, but its done. And it wasn't easy without help since the top's zipper teeth is a bit rusty and old.

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