Folding Down The Soft Top

1 — Header Bow
1 — Header Bow
2 — 2–Bow
3 — 3–Bow
4 — 4–Bow
5 — Sail Panel
6 — Body Side Retainer
7 — Quarter Window
8 — Check Strap
9 — Front Retainer — Quarter Window
10 — 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 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 hooks from the loops on the windshield frame.

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.

11. Finish releasing the sail panel retainers from the body side channel at the

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. 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. Grasp the front side bow behind the header, and lift the top.

14. Grasp the front side bow behind the header, and lift the top.

15. Fold back the front section of the top, pulling the fabric rearward. Gently

15. Fold back the front section of the top, pulling the fabric rearward. Gently rest the header on top of the rear portion of the deck.

16. Fold the top so that the material forms a W as shown. Enter the vehicle and

16. Fold the top so that the material forms a W as shown. Enter the vehicle and move the material into two folds.

17. Release the side bows by pressing down on the latch above the front of the

17. Release the side bows by pressing down on the latch above the front of the rear door. Push the top rearward to disengage. Repeat this step on the other side.

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

18. Before lowering the top, open the swing gate to prevent possible damage to the rear center high-mounted brake light. Grasp the folded side bows and slide the top along the door frame track to the rear door frame.

19. Gently slide the side bows off the door frame track and lower the top down

19. Gently slide the side bows off the door frame track and lower the top down into the vehicle.

NOTE: Help from another person will ease this operation.

20. Tuck the fabric and the check straps between the bows as far inside as possible.

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

21. Once the top is fully down, use the Velcro straps provided to secure the top to the vehicle by wrapping the strap around the side bows and through the slot on the body.

22. Close the front header latches.

22. Close the front header latches.

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

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