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post #1 of 9 Old 10-21-2005, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Window will not stay closed now

I Had my soft top on all summer and now that put my hard top back on the rear window will not stay closed … it pops open when I shut the front doors….. Everything else fits well… What is wrong???

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-21-2005, 07:46 PM
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this may be weird....but double check that all the bolts are TIGHT!
this fixed mine. I would say something that is different from 03 to 05 that would keep yours from popping open but apparently it doesn't work.
I had the same problem and the dealership told me to tighten them. (I really just wanted a new hardtop... )
but i tightened them and it worked. Just enough to keep the air pressure getting pushed out by the closing of the doors from pushing the window open and going out the vent in the tailgate.
If this doesnt work...do what i did....crack your window an inch everytime you close your door until you fix the problem. This way, the window won't pop open in the back.
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Everything seems tight ... but I will look again ....

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Everything seems tight ... but I will look again ....

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I had the same problem. What you have to do is look on the inside of the glass. You will see a nut threaded on a bolt through the glass on each corner with a little rubber boot over them for looks only. The passenger one is underneath the windshield wiper cover... 3 phillips screws takes that off. Anyways, loosen each nut and pull the window down... helps to have someone hold it down while you tighten up the 2 nuts. Make sure not to break the glass.

Once that it is done, the rear tailgate will securely hold the glass in place and no more rattle. Good luck


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I had the same problem. What you have to do is look on the inside of the glass. You will see a nut threaded on a bolt through the glass on each corner with a little rubber boot over them for looks only. The passenger one is underneath the windshield wiper cover... 3 phillips screws takes that off. Anyways, loosen each nut and pull the window down... helps to have someone hold it down while you tighten up the 2 nuts. Make sure not to break the glass.

Once that it is done, the rear tailgate will securely hold the glass in place and no more rattle. Good luck

DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THOSE BOLTS!!!!!!!!!!
or the back of your jeep wil look like this


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post #6 of 9 Old 10-21-2005, 10:12 PM
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DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THOSE BOLTS!!!!!!!!!!


Just got my new rear window put on today ... after overtightening those bolts ... $449 installed, privacy and defrost ... good price ... but too much for that mistake!!
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DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THOSE BOLTS!!!!!!!!!!
or the back of your jeep wil look like this
Oh I know... I was nervous as hell tightening mine back down


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i think that happened like a month ago, and i am still finding glass pieces in the jeep in random places

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-24-2005, 02:19 AM
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I had the same problem even after lowering the rear window. the dealer had to realign my tailgate.

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