How To Remove & Install Your Jeep Wrangler Soft Top

How To Install & Remove Soft Top On A Jeep Wrangler

Removing and installing your Jeep Wrangler soft top is a simple and easy process that allows you to customize your driving experience.

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How to Remove the Soft Top on a Jeep Wrangler

  1. To get to your header latches, you'll need to unclip your sun visors. Click open the header latches. Some older models may also have clip retainers above the front and rear doors that need to be unlatched.

  2. The front of your top is on a hinge. Fold back the top, careful to keep your fingers out of the way. You'll want to pull the fabric back, too, to keep it from being crushed in the folding bars. Velcro these bars together for added security.

  3. Open the swing gate on the rear of your Jeep Wrangler and begin unzipping the back window from the right-hand side. Roll out the bottom retainer bar by tilting it up and then pulling out.

  4. Next, you'll be removing the rear sail panel retainers, which are the vertical pieces covering the rear corners. Simply untuck these pieces and fold them up and over the roof of your Jeep.

  5. To remove the quarter windows, lift up the Velcro on the top and rear side of both back windows. Open the rear door, and undo the zipper. Remove the retainer rails.

  6. Now you can fully remove the top. Find the latch on the bars just above the front of the rear windows. Press down on the latch and slide the top back on the railing until it folds over itself. You can rest the U-shaped frame around the back of your Jeep while you Velcro the bars together.

  7. Close the tailgate, which should be covering the fabric now, and you're off!

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How to Install the Soft Top on Your Jeep Wrangler

  1. Remove the Velcro straps from the side bows at the back of your Jeep Wrangler, and open the tailgate.

  2. Lift the soft top and drop the sidebar onto the rail, sliding it forward until the latch clicks.

  3. Fold the header over toward the windshield. Reach inside the front doors to loosely fasten the latches under the sun visors. You'll tighten these latches later.

  4. Fold down the sail panels and hook them into the rail above the tail lights.

  5. Slide the tailgate bar through the back window strip, making sure the rubber seal is on the bottom outside. Roll the tailgate bar into place on the clips above the tail lights and zip the window closed. Then close the tailgate.

  6. Open the rear doors to have easier access to installing the rear quarter windows. Use the Velcro to help hold the windows in place as you zip them on a few inches and tuck in the retainers. Finish zipping the windows.

  7. Secure the header windshield latches.

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