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If I currently have a soft top and want to purchase a hard top after market, will the rear wiper not work? Same for rear defrost?
 

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If I currently have a soft top and want to purchase a hard top after market, will the rear wiper not work? Same for rear defrost?
I think there is a parts kit to allow you to run the line for the washer and the wires for electrical connections.
 

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Unfortunately, it is just not that easy to plop a hard top on a Wrangler that was manufactured / left the factory with a soft top.

You will need to buy a Mopar kit... think it called a hard top kit (Cost = $180+-) and have it installed. There is a different mast that has the wiper controls that replaces your old mast. You have defroster & wiper stuff, hard top mounting hardware, other wiring and more. Yes, doable but will cost you $.

Note: To my knowledge, the hard top wiring kit and hardware needed are not yet avail. to order from Mopar.
 

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On the JK, you needed a wiring harness, a washer fluid hose extension, a replacement steering column stick that included the rear wiper/washer control, and a dealer flash for the computer (otherwise the washer arm would not return to the "home" position when used).

I can't imagine it will be any easier on the JL.
 

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