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05-18-2014 06:44 PM
Quailcreekjim I have always used a caribiner on the zipper pull. Works for me.
05-18-2014 08:33 AM
Mojotokin
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Originally Posted by erik8312 View Post
That's the key point, the zippers stay on the window and not the top. Try to pull down the zippers and back window at the same time. Make sure the window bar is unhooked too. Makes it much easier
Thank you very much erik! Thanks to all actually. I thought my back window was sewn in improperly but the teeth of the zipper were just lined up incorrectly when originally put on. The recommendation of unhooking the window bar and pulling at the same time (with some good force) worked. Now that it is off, and put back on by lining it up correctly, it works fine.
I know this is an older post but Thanks again!
08-01-2013 07:48 PM
New2012JEEP I usually just take it all the way to drivers side, then using my thumb, grab both zippers handles firmly and pull them down while holding the canopy side up.
08-01-2013 04:33 PM
Dillon152 I figured it out... Whoever installed it, didnt have the zipper lined up properly... Got it straightend out and it works like a champ now
08-01-2013 04:27 PM
KP50 Having boats for the last 30 years I am used to scratched up plastic windows, same thing, use a terrycloth towel on them or roll them up without something between them and they get wrecked in a year. The nice thing about the dark tinted ones on this '13 premium top is they dont show the scratches as much as clear. I'm a back window roller-upper, even dropping the whole top, tailgate bar and all. When it gets too bad I'll just replace it. Taking it off isnt a huge a PITA, but then you have to store it somewhere..
08-01-2013 03:43 PM
Dillon152 guys I need help... I am so F'in pissed! So I got my new 14 2dr and today is a great day, so I want to take the top down! Side windows... No problem! Rear window... Problem! I unzipped the window all the way to the driver side, there is no possible way i can get these zippers to go any further, yet it is not enough to release the window... i pulled and pulled, rezipped and unzipped, cursed very loudly at it... and nothing! I pulled so hard, i felt like i was going to do some damage to the window... Its like that last zipper teeth a aren't coming undone.

Please Help
07-09-2013 12:10 AM
giannivitale I'm going to buy some of that cleaner and give it a try
07-08-2013 07:15 PM
jadmt not sure why but I double posted
07-08-2013 07:03 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by gorillahydrographics View Post
Yup....but its a pain the arse to get back on so I just unzip each side to the seams on the top and roll it up and secure it with the straps that came with your jeep.
not sure why I am so lucky but mine goes on and off easily.
07-08-2013 06:35 PM
gorillahydrographics
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
Zip the pass. Side to the drivers side pull down on window to remove

Yup....but its a pain the arse to get back on so I just unzip each side to the seams on the top and roll it up and secure it with the straps that came with your jeep.
07-08-2013 06:27 PM
IowaRaider
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Originally Posted by michiganadam View Post
Well it never stays that way for me so i usually unzip it the same way and tuck it up to the rollbar on the inside.

Did it in the winter and it cracked....

Thats bull that i cant use the window in the winter.....
That is why I went dual tops, so I can get in the back in the winter. No other reason for the hard top.
07-08-2013 01:14 PM
chopperbobby looks like you are on the passenger side. Mine goes to the driver side to come off. but it has two zippers not one.
07-08-2013 12:51 PM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
I have found that the best way to open the rear window in order to get access to the back is unzip both sides up to the top, then with both sides unzipped just pick up and flop the window over the rear top of the soft top. Load/unload whatever you need to do in the back then flop the window back down and zip the sides closed, literally takes seconds and is really easy to do.
Well it never stays that way for me so i usually unzip it the same way and tuck it up to the rollbar on the inside.

Did it in the winter and it cracked....

Thats bull that i cant use the window in the winter.....
07-08-2013 10:29 AM
Matador
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Originally Posted by derf View Post
I had trouble getting the zippers to come loose on my rear window. I have a bottle of silicone spray from a local hardware store. I sprayed that on the end of the zipper and a couple inches up. That really helped a lot more than anything else. Once I did that I could easily push the zippers down far enough that the whole thing released and the window came out.
They also make this stuff

07-08-2013 10:23 AM
derf I had trouble getting the zippers to come loose on my rear window. I have a bottle of silicone spray from a local hardware store. I sprayed that on the end of the zipper and a couple inches up. That really helped a lot more than anything else. Once I did that I could easily push the zippers down far enough that the whole thing released and the window came out.
07-08-2013 10:20 AM
kurtz265
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
I have found that the best way to open the rear window in order to get access to the back is unzip both sides up to the top, then with both sides unzipped just pick up and flop the window over the rear top of the soft top. Load/unload whatever you need to do in the back then flop the window back down and zip the sides closed, literally takes seconds and is really easy to do.
This is exactly what I do- unzip each side and flop it over the top so the dog can jump up and in without having to do this "jump duck" maneuver.
07-08-2013 09:11 AM
Matador
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Originally Posted by michiganadam View Post
The windows are crap. You cant even open them in the winter. I cracked my back window that way. Then how am i supposed to put anything in the back of the jeep? Sticking my head in under thne window, through the tailgate, is awfully awkward.

Funny thing, i know a guy around town with a YJ that says he opens his back window in the winter all the time without any problem. His windows are tough looking but not too bad.

I'm going to replace my back windows when they look like shitocki mushrooms, as i've already accepted they wont last as long as the top.

Anyway, your post is exactly why i just do whatever the hell i want with them. Why waste the money on a window roll when they just get damaged just from existing.
I have found that the best way to open the rear window in order to get access to the back is unzip both sides up to the top, then with both sides unzipped just pick up and flop the window over the rear top of the soft top. Load/unload whatever you need to do in the back then flop the window back down and zip the sides closed, literally takes seconds and is really easy to do.
07-08-2013 07:27 AM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
my rear window was pristine then a bird shit on it which etched it then I rolled it up which scuffed the crap out of it. I was super careful and had it spotless clean when I rolled it up but after a day of running around it had numerous scuff marks. These are super soft material not sure how to prevent it. I notice every soft top I see that is more then a few years old has tough looking windows in the rear.
The windows are crap. You cant even open them in the winter. I cracked my back window that way. Then how am i supposed to put anything in the back of the jeep? Sticking my head in under thne window, through the tailgate, is awfully awkward.

Funny thing, i know a guy around town with a YJ that says he opens his back window in the winter all the time without any problem. His windows are tough looking but not too bad.

I'm going to replace my back windows when they look like shitocki mushrooms, as i've already accepted they wont last as long as the top.

Anyway, your post is exactly why i just do whatever the hell i want with them. Why waste the money on a window roll when they just get damaged just from existing.
07-07-2013 11:06 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by michiganadam View Post
Lost my train of thought while making that last post. Was going to say that the zipper cars go with the window. It can be a little tricky since both need to slide off the end at the same time

Also, theres two zippers so you can roll the window up. Which will scratch the crap out of the window.
my rear window was pristine then a bird shit on it which etched it then I rolled it up which scuffed the crap out of it. I was super careful and had it spotless clean when I rolled it up but after a day of running around it had numerous scuff marks. These are super soft material not sure how to prevent it. I notice every soft top I see that is more then a few years old has tough looking windows in the rear.
07-07-2013 09:47 PM
michiganadam Lost my train of thought while making that last post. Was going to say that the zipper cars go with the window. It can be a little tricky since both need to slide off the end at the same time

Also, theres two zippers so you can roll the window up. Which will scratch the crap out of the window.
07-07-2013 09:39 PM
IowaRaider
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Originally Posted by giannivitale View Post
There is 2 zippers ,just trying to figure out if I was unzipping on the correct side. This would be my first time taking it off and it just won't come off .
Looks like it should be fine, unzip both to the drivers side and pull the window down. As has been said the zippers stay on the window, knowing that makes it much easier.
07-07-2013 08:35 PM
michiganadam It unzips to the drivers side
07-07-2013 08:32 PM
jadmt Zip the pass. Side to the drivers side pull down on window to remove
07-07-2013 08:03 PM
giannivitale There is 2 zippers ,just trying to figure out if I was unzipping on the correct side. This would be my first time taking it off and it just won't come off .
07-07-2013 05:17 PM
goose39 ^^ bar of soap? ill have to try that one out. i have noticed the zipping getting tougher/stiffer and the mechanism seems to "dry out." hopefully all this can be avoided with a trek top in about 9.5 months.
07-07-2013 02:20 PM
michiganadam Make sure the bottom zipper car is at the end of the track and its easy.

Sailpanelh might not be lined up quite right. If you managed to get the side windows zipped all the way up easily then the sail panels arent positioned right

Lube the zipper with a bar of soap. I keep one in the glove box.
07-07-2013 12:04 PM
Peter T I just install my premium top yesterday. Both zippers are on the window. They both start on the drivers side. The top most zipper goes all the way up and over to the passanger side bottom. I just went out and checked. Unzip from passanger side all the way back to drivers side bottom and pulled down on window and window came right off.
07-07-2013 11:35 AM
Martinm66 Mine can be a nightmare. I noticed when it is the teeth on the zipper at the detachment point are not lined up correctly. It's usually because I was in a hurry putting it back in and only off a tooth or two but that makes it so it will not line up in the zipper mechanism to release. What I did was pull it apart at the detachment point and up a few inches. Then slowly unzip while keeping the bottom aligned. At some point I have to jam it through and hope for the best. When the silver ends are correctly aligned right after that it pops right off.
07-07-2013 11:34 AM
BadOleRoss No, your right, there is something about that picture that doesn't look right. On my 2013, both ends of the zipper end up on the drivers side and then I pull on that lower side of the rear window and it comes right off.
07-07-2013 07:27 AM
theStickbug Fron that pic I only see one zipper. On my new Premium too the back has two zippers. Unzip from the passenger side so both are on the drivers side and it should pull right out. Mine does.

It's early and I may be seeing the picture wrong on my phone...
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