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Unread 06-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Side Rear Window issues on 2012 soft top

Having some issues with the soft top, side rear windows, and hoping somebody may have any insight...

it's a new, 2012 2dr wrangler sport, have only had it for 1,300 miles. However, the softtop window flaps won't stay secured when i close the doors, and flop around everytime i'm on the highway...

everything looks to be lined up correctly, and it's new so there isn't any structural damage to the frame (I hope.)...

anyone else have this problem, or any ideas what i can do to fix it?

Thanks in advance!!!!

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Unread 06-21-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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i have the same problem with my four door 2012, i have no idea how to fix it, but i did notice that it didn't start happening till i took the top down. maybe we both did something wrong putting it back up, although i don't think i did its possible
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Unread 06-21-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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If the 2012 is the same, you are supposed to put the L into the U channel. It sounds like you are just closing the door onto the L.

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it's a new, 2012 2dr wrangler sport, have only had it for 1,300 miles. However, the softtop window flaps won't stay secured when i close the doors, and flop around everytime i'm on the highway...
Mine flopped around for the first 600 miles or so and I was even thinking of taking it back to the stealership to complain, but then it magically stopped. I'm at 13,000 miles on it now and it's not flapping too much.
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Are you folding the hard plastic piece on the front of the rear window into the channel in the door frame? Or are you just closing the door onto it.
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Are you folding the hard plastic piece on the front of the rear window into the channel in the door frame? Or are you just closing the door onto it.
This is my guess too. I think it's one of the most common problems with putting the top back on. I did it the first time myself.
Most people will not roll the attaching portion that hooks into the back of the door frame all the way around, leaving it loose.
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Are you folding the hard plastic piece on the front of the rear window into the channel in the door frame? Or are you just closing the door onto it.
I try to fold it into the door frame before i close it, but it either won't stay at all, or slips out when i go above 50mph and have enough wind coming at me... it's driving me nuts haha
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Unread 06-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #8
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You're not correctly snapping the plastic leading edge of the window into the slot on the door surround. I can cruise at 75 mph with out any window flappage.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
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If you're still having trouble, watch the video as posted. I made the same rookie mistake the first few times and was going crazy. It fits nice and snug when properly seated in the frame.
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Or post a picture of the front edge of your side window.
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Here's what it should look like.
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i fixed it im just an idiot
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Schweet! No more flappage.
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i fixed it im just an idiot
Good job, easy mistake to make.....
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I try to fold it into the door frame before i close it, but it either won't stay at all, or slips out when i go above 50mph and have enough wind coming at me... it's driving me nuts haha
If its in the track properly it can't possibly come out of that track with the door shut no matter how fast you drive. You can't even pull it out by hand. The door locks it in.
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