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Found out today the the bottom of both my doorpanels is wet. I did wash the car last week, but that does not make sense. Dealer said that probably the seal inside the door leaks and that the rain water comes through my doors. Does this sound familiar to anybody?

regards, frank

997 2s

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Owned my Boxster for 7 years and currently have 1.5 years on my 997. Never had the problem on these cars or any of the cars I've ever owned including a 20 year old MB 450 SL. If the car is a 997.2 have the dealer fix it under warranty. While the window seals at the top of the door may leak no moisture should be getting to the inside door panels due to the plastic membrane inside the door and the door panel. Unless the membrane were incorrectly installed, doubtful, or missing which would be ever more bizarre, you shouldn't be having this problem. It's not normal, or in my experience, very common.

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My 05 997 has just been in for the very same thing soaking wet door panels... took it to specialist and said it's caused by inner door skin seal degragration.. the water that gets past the outer door window seal then onto the door skin and out through the drain holes in the bottom of the door,well thats how it should work... but over time this inner skin sealant that measures half inch foamfiller becomes brittle and drops out thus allowing water a free run onto door panel,carpets etc steamy windows for the wrong reason..

Porsche know about the problem and my local dealer gets at least 2 a week they replace the whole inner skin £100 per side parts only. and involves window mech removal and air bag disconnect dohh. Got my local specialist to do it he cleaned off the old sealant and used a silicone to re-seal,fingers crossed its stood up to the elements so far he remarked that 997 are bad for leaks seems that after a few years this is common and that the 996 door linings were cheaper better and easier to fix. oh well maybe they will make a proper face to face rubber gasket mod.

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Found out today the the bottom of both my doorpanels is wet. I did wash the car last week, but that does not make sense. Dealer said that probably the seal inside the door leaks and that the rain water comes through my doors. Does this sound familiar to anybody?

regards, frank

997 2s

Frank:

I think "dphatch" has hit it entirely correct.

Here is a similar wetness problem, although localised in one particular area, that a poster on PPBB explained with a few photos a few days ago: http://www.ppbb.com/phorum/read.php?19,1553372

Regards, Maurice.

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My 05 997 has just been in for the very same thing soaking wet door panels... took it to specialist and said it's caused by inner door skin seal degragration.. the water that gets past the outer door window seal then onto the door skin and out through the drain holes in the bottom of the door,well thats how it should work... but over time this inner skin sealant that measures half inch foamfiller becomes brittle and drops out thus allowing water a free run onto door panel,carpets etc steamy windows for the wrong reason..

Porsche know about the problem and my local dealer gets at least 2 a week they replace the whole inner skin £100 per side parts only. and involves window mech removal and air bag disconnect dohh. Got my local specialist to do it he cleaned off the old sealant and used a silicone to re-seal,fingers crossed its stood up to the elements so far he remarked that 997 are bad for leaks seems that after a few years this is common and that the 996 door linings were cheaper better and easier to fix. oh well maybe they will make a proper face to face rubber gasket mod.

Had this on both sides of my 07 997s. Dealer replaced both inner door seals. The door seal is a half inch of foam and comes on part of the panel, the panel is the part that is ordered/replaced. Good luck, Wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

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