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Can a broken zipper on a Jeep Wrangler soft top window be repaired, or is it better to buy a replacement window?

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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.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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  • robert268 Nov 13, 2010

    Where would be the best place to get it fixed?

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    Bob Korsu Nov 13, 2010

    This may sound crazy but a shoe or luggage repair shop can do it. They have the heavy duty sewing equiptment needed.

  • kent_hall658 Nov 13, 2010

    If it is just the zipper pull that is gone, those can be replaced easily and cheap. Just buy the right size pull (1997-2006 Jeeps use a #10 YKK Coil zipper). Remove the small steel tabs at the end of the zipper that keep it from running off the end. Put the new pull back on the side it came off of (the side with the plastic stopper/feeder at the bottom) and then you're good to go.
    To keep your jeep zippers running smooth, rub the zippers with a wax stick (or candle) for lubricant.

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    Bob Korsu Nov 14, 2010

    kent_ is absaolutly correct if the problem is just the pull. I suspect, however, that if the pull is the problem and you plan on keeping your Jeep for a while, you may still be better off getting the zipper replaced.

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U can get it fixed but i dont recomend it u will be money ahead to by a new one.as i like to do fix it right the first time.hope this helps

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