Jeep Wrangler: FOLDING WINDSHIELD / Lowering The Windshield

  1. Before completing the steps below:
    • If your vehicle is equipped with a Soft Top, the top MUST be lowered, and the door rails must be removed prior to lowering the windshield.
    • If your vehicle is equipped with a Hard Top, the Freedom Panels MUST be removed prior to lowering the windshield.
    • Refer to the following instructions for more information:
      • Soft Top Lowering
      • Door Frame
      • Freedom Top Panels


    Failure to follow this step will cause damage to the vehicle’s header seal.

  2. Manually remove the protective caps over the windshield wiper hex bolts.

    Jeep Wrangler. Lowering The Windshield

    Step Two

  3. Using the provided 15 mm socket, remove the two hex bolts and remove the wiper arms.
  4. Move to the inside of the vehicle and lower both sun visors.
  5. Using the provided #40 Torx head driver, remove the four Torx screws located along the interior of the windshield.

    Jeep Wrangler. Lowering The Windshield

    Step Five

    1. Outside Torx Screws

    2. Inside Torx Screws


    Store all of the mounting bolts in their original threaded holes and tighten for safekeeping.

  6. Lower the windshield gently until it contacts the tie-down bumpers (if equipped).

    Jeep Wrangler. Lowering The Windshield

    Step Six

    1. Washer Nozzle

    2. Bumper

    3. Tie-Down

  7. Secure the windshield by passing a cinch strap through the tie-down on either side of the hood and on the windshield frame. Tighten the strap to secure the windshield in place.


    Do Not Overtighten! Damage to the windshield could result.

ACC/FCW Sensor Protective Cover — If Equipped

Your vehicle may be equipped with a protective cover that is to be used whenever the windshield is folded down in order to protect the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)/Forward Collision Warning (FCW) sensor. To install the cover, follow the instructions below:

  1. Secure the top part of the cover so that it hinges to the header.
  2. Swing the cover down and push on it so that it covers the opening.
  3. Check to make sure the cover is secured properly.


Be sure to remove the cover before returning the windshield to the normal position. Store the cover in the cargo area.

Cleaning Instructions

During windshield down applications, dust/dirt can accumulate in the cover and block the camera lens. Use a microfiber cloth to clean the camera lens, module, and inside cover, being careful not to damage or scratch the module.


    CAUTION! Lowering of the windshield is NOT recommended in vehicles equipped with a Power Sliding Top. Damage will occur to the top as well as the header seal...

    Raising The Windshield

    Release the strap that secured the windshield in the lowered position. Raise the windshield. Using the provided #40 Torx head driver, reinstall the four Torx screws located along the interior of the windshield...

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