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Had the dealer try to fix the sound when I took the car in again for its annual checkup and it seems to be fixed. They lubricated everything in the top but also cut out a small portion of the wide grey strap (3A) shown in the photos in this thread where it was frayed a bit on the edge closest to the front of the car. The left side closest to the bump in dschulenbergs post. On the driver side where the noise was the most frequent it even showed signs of being folded or compressed on itself on this edge. It's the same spot where the felt pads were placed by dschulenberg. It's been quiet ever since. From all of the fixes in this thread the noise seems to be related to this strap (3A) getting caught on the protrusion in the metal frame it is attached to resulting in something clicking in the top. With this small amount cut out it is quiet as can be for now. The dealer couldn't replicate the sound and showed no interest in the notes from Seddy that I gave them: "Install special order parts on top Bow; Reqork Bow adjust fit of top, adjust frame to body fit. Part 987-561-927-00 F-kit felt strip" The dealer lubricated before without cutting the strap but the noise always came back so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
The beginning for this thread talks about this problem occuring when the top is up - has anyone also heard the click with the top down - is the strap even under tension with the top down? I have been chasing an intermittent click from the same area on the driver's side, with the top both up and down, for the last year with my dealer ('07 987S). Nothing the dealer has tried worked for more than a week. Having just now read this thread, I plan to try your remedy. Thanks, Fads I rarely hear squeaks or noises with the top down but periodically I do hear a click that seems to come from behind me on the drivers side. I hear with or without the wind screens in or out. There so much stuff back there with the top down I have no idea what it could be but it is very infrequent. As to the clicking noise with the top up in cold weather it returned about a month after I sprayed the area mentioned above. Haven't been driving it now since its winter but the spray seemed to do the trick and that is how the dealer eliminated the issue on the passenger side. It doesn't seem to occur with bumps but rather with some combination of body flex on the right side of the car. I never hear it on the highway. The dealer is happy to sort through it but doesn't have much luck in duplicating it.
Well I seem to have finally solved this intermittent but annoying problem. I sprayed the wide triangular flap shown above with pure silicone on both sides quite liberally as well as the plastic parts that surrond the window where they join each other and where they come in contact with the edge of the top. No more clicking sound even in cold weather now. My theory is that the flap was catching on the protruson from the bar it is attached to. It showed signs of wear on that side. The dealer had previously fixed the problem on the other side by lubricating something so I think it may be the flap. Might be the plastic trim as well.
The seats on my '06 get really warm. I can't keep it on hi for long at all. If you are wearing heavy clothing like a coat it will take a very long time for you to feel the heat. Sit in a Boxster at the dealer, turn them on and compare.
I had this pretty badly on the passenger side and only on big bumps on the driver side and only when it was cold outside. I took it to the dealer and of course it turned out to be over 70 degrees that day so it was quiet as could be. Only does it when the temperature is in the 50's and lower it seems. Anyway the dealer opened the top about a third of the way so the fabric was loose enough around the rear side of the window to pull back a bit a look inside. He ended up lubricating what looks like a rectangular piece of fabric close to the edge of the top and appearing to protect the metal components from rubbing on the plastic parts that go around the window. First cold day and problem solved on the passenger side. Now it's gotten worse on the driver's side. I lubricated the same thing wih pure silicone spray and it helped a bit. Now I've used the same spray to lubricate the plastic components that form around the window where they meet and it's better but not completely gone. The dealer said it's an issue but they don't know what it is or have a fix yet. Guys, I took my car into the dealership yesterday and as Popolu predicted, not much success. They said that they couldnt hear anything coming out of the driver side but thought there may be a sound coming from the roll bar on the passenger side. They worked on the roll bar (not sure what they actually did) but, of course, as soon as I drove off the lot the noise came back in full force. I'm really not sure how they missed the noise since its quite obvious (and obnoxious). I'm going to send the dealer this set of postings and perhaps take my car back. Hopefully some of the tips by Popolu and 1JB can steer them in the right direction. I'll let you guys know what I find out. Jimher - For what it's worth my dealer said they lubricated the area they did on the passenger side from an older bulletin from Porsche on another issue. Don't know what it was. I also took it to the dealer for the noise on the driver side after their success on the passenger side. They supposedly did the same lubrication, different tech though, and it made no difference on the driver side. Although it seems to have diminished with the lubricating I've done I'm beginning to suspect it's not the top and I just can't hear it with the top down. It seems to be right in the seat belt harness connect area. Have them drive it with you in the passenger seat. It may be that it can't be heard from the passenger seat if that's where their tech was sitting.
I had this pretty badly on the passenger side and only on big bumps on the driver side and only when it was cold outside. I took it to the dealer and of course it turned out to be over 70 degrees that day so it was quiet as could be. Only does it when the temperature is in the 50's and lower it seems. Anyway the dealer opened the top about a third of the way so the fabric was loose enough around the rear side of the window to pull back a bit a look inside. He ended up lubricating what looks like a rectangular piece of fabric close to the edge of the top and appearing to protect the metal components from rubbing on the plastic parts that go around the window. First cold day and problem solved on the passenger side. Now it's gotten worse on the driver's side. I lubricated the same thing wih pure silicone spray and it helped a bit. Now I've used the same spray to lubricate the plastic components that form around the window where they meet and it's better but not completely gone. The dealer said it's an issue but they don't know what it is or have a fix yet.