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Steps to Removing a Jeep Wrangler’s Hardtop


Arrigo CDJR at Sawgrass Tamarac FL

Steps to Removing a Jeep Wrangler’s Hardtop

The sun’s shining, and you’re headed to the beach. So what better way than with the top and doors off your Wrangler? It is why you bought it, right? Well, for those new to Wrangler life, Jeep has made the process of stripping your Wrangler’s roof and door off more manageable than ever. Below you will find a step-by-step explanation of how you can quickly and easily strip your Wrangler down to the base elements.

Step 1: Remove the Front Section

It is best if you keep a T-40 Torx head screwdriver in your glove compartment at all times, this way, you are always ready to take your top off. Start on the driver’s side, and unscrew the rear fastener knob overhead located on the speaker bar assembly. You will see three L-shaped locks on the hardtop. Turn them all to the open position according to the arrows on them. Move the sunvisor out of your way. Next, lift the header latch above the windshield frame to free the panel from the roof. Push up and remove it from the Wrangler. Move over to the passenger side and repeat what you did on the driver’s side. Pro-tip have a bag or box in your Wrangler that you put all your hardtop screws in when not in use to avoid losing them. If you prefer, leave it like this, but let’s go completely topless!

Step 2: for 4-Door Jeeps Only

If you have a four-door Wrangler Unlimited, you will take your T-40 Torx head screwdriver and remove the two screws holding the hard top of the driver and passenger side doors. Place the screws in that bag or box we mentioned earlier. Don’t put that screwdriver away just yet. You will need it for some of the upcoming steps.

Step 3: Removing the Hardtop From the Trunk

This step is for all Wranglers, whether they have two or four doors. Using your T-40 Torx head screwdriver, you are going to remove all six Torx head screws that are holding the hard top down to the trunk space of your Wrangler. There are three on each side. Place these screws in the same container where you put the other screws.

Step 4: The Wiring Harness

Find the wiring harness inside the rear left corner of the hard top. This will look kind of like a trailer plug. Unplug the rear windshield washer hose by pulling it away from the top. Disconnect the wiring harness by sliding the red tab over to the right and pressing on the sides of the clip. Just a heads up, the connection is a snug fit, so you will have to pull firmly to disconnect the harness fully.

Step 5: Removing the Back Half of Your Hardtop

Step seven is the last step and most exciting! A second person would be helpful here but not necessary. Close the tailgate, and if you have a second person, you will grab a corner and lift and remove the hard top from the Wrangler. If it is just you, it is easiest if you hold it from the middle of the roof if it is just you. Now lift up on the hardtop and walk it towards the rear of the Wrangler until it is completely clear of your Wrangler. Now you are ready to go topless to the beach or wherever the trail may take you!

Arrigo CDJR at Sawgrass is Here To Help

Whether you have a Wrangler and need help getting the top off or if you would like to buy your first Wrangler, the team at Arrigo CDJR at Sawgrass is here to help. Lots of folks in Tamarac count on the high-quality vehicles and services found at Arrigo CDJR at Sawgrass, and we look forward to living up to our reputation every day. So please stop by today, or contact our staff with any questions!