Lowering The Soft Top

1 — Header Bow

1 — Header Bow
2 — 2–Bow
3 — 3–Bow
4 — Sail Panel
5 — Body Side Retainer
6 — Quarter Window
7 — Check Strap
8 — Front Retainer — Quarter Window
9 — Bottom Retainer — Quarter Window

1 — Zipper Start

1 — Zipper Start
2 — Zipper Finish
3 — Swing Gate Bar
4 — Swing Gate Brackets
5 — Sail Panels

NOTE: Clean side and rear windows before removal to assist in preventing scratching during removal of the soft top. If zippers are difficult to operate due to road dust, etc., clean them with a mild soap solution and a small brush. Cleaning products are available through your authorized dealer.

1. If your vehicle has half doors, remove each half-door window by opening the door and lifting the half-door window out.

NOTE: Stow the half-door windows carefully outside of the vehicle, never inside, to avoid scratches.

2. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side.

3. Release the header latches and leave the hooks in the loops on the windshield.

4. Open the swing gate.

4. Open the swing gate.

5. Before unzipping the rear window, release the first 3 in (7.6 cm) of both sail panels from the channel. Remove the swing gate bar by pulling it straight rearward out of the swing gate brackets.

• Unzip the rear window starting at the right lower corner of the window. Pull

• Unzip the rear window starting at the right lower corner of the window. Pull the zipper up, across the top and down to the left lower corner. Zipper pulls will stay on the rear window. Pull down on the rear window to disengage it from the zipper on the top cover.

6. Remove the rear window retainer from the swing gate bracket on both the left

6. Remove the rear window retainer from the swing gate bracket on both the left and right sides.

7. Stow the windows carefully to avoid scratching.

7. Stow the windows carefully to avoid scratching.

8. Undo the Velcro that runs along the top and rear edge of the side window.

9. Beginning from the rear lower corner, completely unzip the window.

10. Once unzipped, remove the side window retainers from the door channel and

10. Once unzipped, remove the side window retainers from the door channel and body side channel. Repeat this step on the opposite side.

11. Finish releasing the sail panel retainers from the body side channel at the rear corners of the vehicle.

NOTE: When releasing the sail panel retainers, it is helpful to pull down

NOTE: When releasing the sail panel retainers, it is helpful to pull down on the rear roof bow.

12. As you begin to lower the top, fold the sail panels so that they rest on top of the soft top.

13. The swing gate brackets do not need to be removed unless the hard top is

13. The swing gate brackets do not need to be removed unless the hard top is being installed. To remove the swing gate brackets, pull the front of the bracket forward while rolling the entire bracket back in toward the vehicle to disengage.

14. Completely release the latches from the loops on the windshield frame. If

14. Completely release the latches from the loops on the windshield frame. If your vehicle is not equipped with the Sunrider package, proceed to Step 15.

15. Make sure the plastic sleeves are slid rearward over the Sunrider link (Sunrider

15. Make sure the plastic sleeves are slid rearward over the Sunrider link (Sunrider Models only).

16. Unlatch the side bows from both door rails (Sunrider Models only).

16. Unlatch the side bows from both door rails (Sunrider Models only).

17. Before lowering the top, open the swing gate to prevent possible damage to

17. Before lowering the top, open the swing gate to prevent possible damage to the rear center high-mounted brake light. Move to the front of the vehicle. Grasp the side bow behind the header and lift the top, folding it toward the rear of the vehicle.

NOTE: Help from another person will ease this operation.

18. Tuck the fabric and the check straps between the bows and as far inward as

18. Tuck the fabric and the check straps between the bows and as far inward as possible. This will keep any portion of the top from flapping outside of the vehicle.

19. Close the front header latches.

19. Close the front header latches.

20. Remove the door frames, if desired. Refer to “Door Frame” in this section for further information.

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