post #31 of Old 02-13-2007, 04:03 PM
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I ended up getting a multi tool one, where you can use them at 90 degrees or straight like a screwdriver...10 bucks at canadian tire...seems like it should do the trick. thanks!
Good luck. That's what I originally tried, before I wised up and went and got my ratchet (:

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post #32 of Old 03-21-2007, 02:22 PM
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have the dealer do it

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as it was when you got it brand new? the sticker on mine says to 'remove' one of them...but it looks like a pain in the *** to do, especially now that its winter...
i just had the dealer do it! i picked my x up on 2/28
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post #33 of Old 03-21-2007, 02:30 PM
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i just had the dealer do it! i picked my x up on 2/28
Was not really an option for me, since I had a 5000 mile drive home from the dealer. (:
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post #34 of Old 03-23-2007, 05:29 AM
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I asked my 5 star dealer to remove the soft top twice. They "Forgot" both times. I left it mounted for about 3000 miles. When removed, 2 "rub" spots were left on the roll bar. Take it out as soon as you can if you don't want the wear marks.
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post #35 of Old 03-23-2007, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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I asked my 5 star dealer to remove the soft top twice. They "Forgot" both times. I left it mounted for about 3000 miles. When removed, 2 "rub" spots were left on the roll bar. Take it out as soon as you can if you don't want the wear marks.

i dont think mine is 'mounted', its just packed up and laying on top of the sides of the rear of jeep...i think...
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post #36 of Old 03-23-2007, 10:03 AM
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It took me about 30 minutes total to remove the soft top.

You first have to remove the panels and the Freedom Top. It is important to remove the driver's panel first then the passenger side next. There are 8 t40 screws that hold the freedom top in place. 3 on each side along the back sides and 2 on the outside of the front corners of top. The side steps came in handy when getting these top ones out. Then disconnect the wiring harness and the rear windshield wiper tube and remove the top and place aside. Then use the t30 torx to remove the 4 bolts (2 per side) that attach the soft top to the side roll bar tube. Once this is done, put the freedom top and the panels (in reverse order) back on and re-install the harness and wiper tube.

As spring is here, the other option is to just remove the hard top and get the soft top up and operational. I figure 2 more weeks tops for that to occur.

If I have repeated things here, please forgive me.

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post #37 of Old 03-23-2007, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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It took me about 30 minutes total to remove the soft top.

You first have to remove the panels and the Freedom Top. It is important to remove the driver's panel first then the passenger side next. There are 8 t40 screws that hold the freedom top in place. 3 on each side along the back sides and 2 on the outside of the front corners of top. The side steps came in handy when getting these top ones out. Then disconnect the wiring harness and the rear windshield wiper tube and remove the top and place aside. Then use the t30 torx to remove the 4 bolts (2 per side) that attach the soft top to the side roll bar tube. Once this is done, put the freedom top and the panels (in reverse order) back on and re-install the harness and wiper tube.

As spring is here, the other option is to just remove the hard top and get the soft top up and operational. I figure 2 more weeks tops for that to occur.

If I have repeated things here, please forgive me.

Cali
thanks for reply. ya its getting warmer here too, so in the next few days ill just do the latter...thanks again. i guess mine is attached somewhat....
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post #38 of Old 03-23-2007, 03:05 PM
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I had the dealer remove it before I picked it up beacuse it was 18 degrees. Sales guy said it took them less than a half hour, no charge.
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