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How to remove roof lining?

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Anybody here who would be able to tell me how the roof lining comes of? It looks like I have a rattle from the roof tensioners about 20cm behind the B-pillar on the left (drivers) side. Shouldn't be that much of a problem if I could only get access to the area.

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This is from the Porsche Tech Manual. You didn't mention the model/year of your car...so, this is specific to MY 99/00. I'm not sure how different these instructions may be for MY02+.

Hope this helps.


Removing roof lining

Before removing the roof lining, the trim of the A, Band C-pillars (Serv. No. 70 57) and the sliding roof panel (Serv. No. 6040) must be removed.

1. Remove interior light cover. Using a small screwdriver I carefully unclip both cover lenses at the openings provided. Undo fastening screws M5 with a crosshead screwdriver (arrow A). Unclip cover at the rear left and right (arrow 8), push forward towards the windscreen and remove. Disconnect the electrical plug connection of the sliding roof rocker switch and the interior light.

2. Remove sun visors and consoles. For removal of sun visors, refer to: Servo No. 68 23. Insert a small screwdriver into the slot in the cover of the sun visor console and press out. Undo and remove the cross-recesscrew beneath.

3. Unclip plastic trim at front. Undo the Torx screws M6 x 25 in the plastic trim at the front and un clip trim downwards on the left and right out of the wind cowl frame.

4. Detach roof liner at sides. Unclip the metal strut of the roof liner from the plastic clips on the right and left.

5. Detach plastic trim at rear. Pull the rear plastic trim out of the roof frame evenly on the left and right and detach.

6. Detach metal strut. Pull the middle of the metal strut incorporated in the fabric pocket downwards until it bends. Pull the metal strut out of the console on the left and right.

7. Detach frame. Pull the frame of the sliding roof aperture at the front in the centre backwards or downwards, so that the frame overlaps less at the corners and can be pulled down and out. Then pull the roof frame diagonally across the sliding roof aperture inwards into the passenger compartment.



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This is from the Porsche Tech Manual.  You didn't mention the model/year of your car...so, this is specific to MY 99/00.  I'm not sure how different these instructions may be for MY02+. 

Hope this helps.


Sorry for the missing MY but your reply is just fine since I do have a MY99

Thanks for your help, I will post the result of the repair a soon as I can. (That's after I've found the time to do it) :P


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