Soft top now, hard top later?

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Ford (or anyone in the know): If you get the soft top when you first purchase, then order the hard top later, will the wiring needed to operate the rear defroster and wiper already be installed or have to be added? When I bought a hard top for my 2008 JKU Rubicon, I had to install a new cable harness, steering wheel column wiper control, and a heat/AC panel to operate the rear defroster. This would affect my roof options when I place my Bronco order. Not sure I want to open up everything to run a cable like I did with my JKU.





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Not sure but others have stated you need to order hard top to have all the necessary wiring already installed.
 

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I'd say get it now. Probably end up with a better aftermarket soft top in year!
 

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Ford (or anyone in the know): If you get the soft top when you first purchase, then order the hard top later, will the wiring needed to operate the rear defroster and wiper already be installed or have to be added? When I bought a hard top for my 2008 JKU Rubicon, I had to install a new cable harness, steering wheel column wiper control, and a heat/AC panel to operate the rear defroster. This would affect my roof options when I place my Bronco order. Not sure I want to open up everything to run a cable like I did with my JKU.
It is not included if you purchase the vehicle without a hardtop originally.

I'll find the thread and edit this post...

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https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/no-harness-for-hard-tops.10082

As @Toccoa pointed out... it will be considerably easier and cheaper to option the hard top now and purchase the soft top later, than vice versa.
 

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Hey Ford, dual top options for both 2dr/4dr

Jeep offers it, why can't you? I'll wait on Mello Yello, Grape Fanta and Surge, but why not dual tops, it'd be a win/win
 
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Maybe .. this was fixed recently BUT you can pick dual tops now in B&P (4 door). I just noticed it yesterday
 

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It is what it is. Also funny that you used Bathhouse Barry there
It has a sexual orientation that you imply is lesser than a different sexual orientation?

That's not a "dank meme"... it's just a weak and empty insult.

I stand by my gif.
 

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It has a sexual orientation that you imply is lesser than a different sexual orientation?

That's not a "dank meme"... it's just a weak and empty insult.

I stand by my gif.
Im from a time that was also used to describe something that was stupid.

Lets agree to disagree and move on
 

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Back on topic....the wiring is a big who cares to me. I won't hook them up anyway. Just to wash the window? Do it at the pump.

I am now re-considering going from just a pure soft top, which I've grown fond of, to the dual so that winter might be nicer.....but would jump if it would come in white. Around here, we can maybe run the softie from late April thru most of Oct some years....the opening rear side windows on the hardtop let me move some air on nice days and pull the top for super nice days....seems like a good bet cover. But this is getting expensive. A LOADED Badlands is 10-12k less, but you need to add a Sawzall for the top removal.
 

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