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Zipper will not work on the rear window. Trying to determine if I need to replace the rear window. OEM top, believe it is made by Besttop, sunrider version. Have had problems with this window for last year. Appears to be a failure for the zipper itself to align the individual teeth.

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Have you confirmed the alignment of the lead/end part of the open-side of the zip, with the closed/slider side.?
Getting the first bit aligned properly it vital.
Whether it's a metal or nylon zip, a bit of lubricating spray will help get the two sides going.
You may need to get a hairdryer (or heat gun if you're very, very careful) to warm-up the cover to allow it to stretch into position, if it's gone stiff in the garage whilst you've not been using it.?
Don't force it, ease it.
Forcing the zipper is likely to tear the stitching &/or the vinyl.
Best of luck.

Posted on Mar 07, 2018


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SOURCE: My zipper windows don't work anymore...

There is no fix.
The top has to be installed and pulled back along the sides so you have minimal gap at the zippers.
You can also get a new top.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008


Bob Korsu

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SOURCE: Can a broken zipper on a Jeep Wrangler soft top

It can be repaired, but take into account the condition of the existing window. If it's starting to yellow or shows signs of small cracks or clouding your better off replaing it.

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SOURCE: The zipper on the rear window of my 2004 Jeep Wrangler has a spot where the teeth are not properly aligned. I can't get either zipper over the spot, so I can't remove the window . Any sugges

You should be able to pop the unaligned teeth apart with a pair of needle nose pliers. You will then be able to zip over them.

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