Raising The Soft Top

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

2. Install door frames, if removed. Refer to “Door Frame” in this section for further information.

3. Make sure the plastic sleeve is slid over Sunrider link (Sunrider Models only).

4. Standing on the side of the vehicle, lift the top by the side bow and the

4. Standing on the side of the vehicle, lift the top by the side bow and the 2–bow (middle bow) up and over the sports bar until the header rests on the top of the windshield frame.

5. Make sure the Sunrider bracket on the side bows latches to the door rails

5. Make sure the Sunrider bracket on the side bows latches to the door rails (Sunrider Models only).

6. Open the header latches and engage the hook on each side onto the windshield

6. Open the header latches and engage the hook on each side onto the windshield loops (do not close the latches).

7. If the swing gate brackets were removed, install them by hooking the rear

7. If the swing gate brackets were removed, install them by hooking the rear edge of the bracket on the interior side of the body channel. Then, rotate it rearward and over the channel until it snaps onto the exterior part of the rail. To be properly located, the bracket must only be clipped to the shortened rail edge.

8. Move to the rear of the vehicle and gently pull the sail panels over the rear

8. Move to the rear of the vehicle and gently pull the sail panels over the rear roof bow.

9. Partially install the sail panel retainers into the body side channel, leaving

9. Partially install the sail panel retainers into the body side channel, leaving the last 3 in (7.6 cm) toward the rear window loose (on both sides). Pulling down on the rear roof bow (3–bow) will aid to reach the channel with the retainers.

10. To install the side windows, affix the window temporarily by attaching to

10. To install the side windows, affix the window temporarily by attaching to the Velcro in the rear corner.

Start the zipper but close only about 1 in (2.5 cm).

11. Insert the front retainer of the window into the door channel, making sure

11. Insert the front retainer of the window into the door channel, making sure the retainer is fully seated and properly positioned on the door frame. Failure to do so can result in wind and water leaks or damage to the window.

1 — Incorrect Insertion
1 — Incorrect Insertion
2 — Correct Insertion

12. Insert the retainer along the bottom edge of the window into the bottom side channel, beginning at the front and working to the rear of the vehicle. Finish by closing the zipper completely and attaching the Velcro along the top and rear of the window. Repeat this step for the opposite side.

13. Locate the black swing gate bar. Slide the swing gate bar over the receiver

13. Locate the black swing gate bar. Slide the swing gate bar over the receiver at the bottom inside of the rear window. The spongy part of the seal should be down and pointed outward to seal with the swing gate when closed.

14. Install the rear window by starting both zipper ends at the lower left corner

14. Install the rear window by starting both zipper ends at the lower left corner of the rear window opening.

Ensure that the zippers are properly started and aligned before zipping to prevent damage.

15. Run the zipper fully around to the right side of the window.

15. Run the zipper fully around to the right side of the window.

16. Grasp the swing gate bar and position it into the swing gate brackets.

17. Insert the rear window retainer into the swing gate bracket on both the left

17. Insert the rear window retainer into the swing gate bracket on both the left and right sides.

18. Apply downward pressure on the top corner of the rear soft top bow (3–bow),

18. Apply downward pressure on the top corner of the rear soft top bow (3–bow), then complete attaching the sail panel retainers into the body side channel.

19. Close the header latches and return the sun visors to their secured position.

Soft Top — Four-Door Models

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