Your hardtop Jeep features the Freedom Top install and removal system. Learn how to install and remove the Jeep hardtop from your 2021 Jeep Wrangler. All the steps are explained in this official Jeep video.
Enjoy the open road or off road a little bit more, and let some of the outside… in. This video will show you how to remove, and reinstall, your Three-Piece Modular Freedom Top.
[text on screen] The help of a second person is recommended when removing the front panels.
[voice over] To remove the Freedom Top, first you’ll have to remove both front panels starting with the driver’s side. Start by opening both front doors, and folding the sun visors down against the windshield. Now, turn the L-shaped locks from the front and rear center of the roof panel, then turn the L-shaped lock located on the outboard side of the panel, above the shoulder belt anchorage. Unlatch the header panel latch located at the top of the windshield, and remove the panel. Follow the same steps to remove the passenger’s side panel. You should store your Freedom Top panels in the storage bag that comes with your vehicle, and secure the bag behind the rear seat or in a safe location.
With the Freedom Top panels removed, you can now remove the rest of the Freedom Top. Open the swing gate all the way, and lift the rear window glass. Using the provided #50 Torx head driver and ratchet, remove the Torx head screw that secures the hard top at the B-pillar near the top of each front door. With the same tool, remove the six Torx head screws that secure the hard top to the vehicle, three on each side along the interior bodyside.
You’ll find the wiring harness on the left-rear inside corner of the vehicle. To disconnect the harness from the hard top, first release the locking tab by pushing it down. Then, push the tab inward, and pull down on the harness to disconnect. Remove the washer hose by pushing the release button on the hose connector and pulling downward.
[text on screen] After disconnecting the wire harness, connect it to the plastic retainer. The washer hose can be stored by folding it under the harness.
[voice over] You can now remove the hard top from the vehicle. It’s recommended that you leave the rear window up and close the swing gate to the first detent. If left closed, the window may swing open while removing the top. Once you’ve removed the hard top, place it on a soft surface to prevent damage.
[text on screen] Four people are required to remove the hard top. The rear window will not lock once removed from the vehicle. Ensure sufficient clearance if working in a garage.
[voice over] To reinstall the hard top, follow the steps for removal, just in reverse order.
Start by making sure the hard top is properly positioned to ensure sealing. Verify that it’s sitting flush with the body at the sides, and check to ensure that there is a uniform gap between the lift glass and hard top. Then follow these steps.
– Reattach the washer hose and wiring harness.
[text on screen] Use provided #50 Torx head driver and ratchet.
– Reference the Owner’s Manual for proper torque.
[voice over] – Secure the hard top to the vehicle along the interior bodyside with six Torx head screws, three on each side.
– Secure the hard top at the B-pillar near the top of the front door with two Torx head screws, one on each side.
To reinstall the front panels, start by setting the passenger side panel on the windshield frame, followed by the driver’s side panel. Make sure the locating pins are in the front receiver mounting holes, that there is no overhang, and that the panels are sitting flush with the body. On both sides, re-latch the header panel latches, turn the L-shaped locks to the closed position, fold the sun visors back up, and you’re all set.
This video is not intended to take the place of your Owner’s Manual. For complete details and other important safety information, please see your Owner’s Information.
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