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I'm trying to take the the rear window off but can't seem to unzip it completely off , I unzip it all the way to to driver side and then get stuck. Is there a something im doing wrong? Is there a thread to this? Newbie to soft tops

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my rear window is a bitch also... ill unzip all the way to the driver side and then use my thumb to push the threads upward, into the bottom-most zipper to make sure the threads are both lined up properly and the zipper itself is at the end of the "line." I've noticed that the tension between the back window and the 2 pillar covers it zips to on either side tend to pull the bottom of the zipper threads apart in the shape of an upside-down "Y" (like in your picture). i can usually get the window out pretty easily; putting it back in is the annoying part. Subscribed because i hope someone has a better solution.
 

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It can be stubborn! I have used a needle nose pliers to grab the tab and "work it!" More force than I am comfortable with... but it can work.
 

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The new premium tops must be easier as my rear window unzips and zips easily both off and on. I think you are at the point where you just need to give it a good tug down ward on the window. the zipper pulls stay on the window not the top.
 

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The new premium tops must be easier as my rear window unzips and zips easily both off and on. I think you are at the point where you just need to give it a good tug down ward on the window. the zipper pulls stay on the window not the top.
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
 

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Not sure if you are doing this but i always remove/loosen the rear driver side sailcloth from the vehicle to get better access to the zipper. It allows access to the zipper with two hands and the zipper is easy to unzip.
 

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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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^^ 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.
 

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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 .
 

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Zip the pass. Side to the drivers side pull down on window to remove
 

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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.
 
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