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I am a new member to this site and recently purchased a 2006 987S. My wind deflector rattles when driving with the top down. When traveling at highway speeds it seems to flex and buffet quite a bit to the point I am concerned it will pop out of the mounting and exit the car to the rear.

Has anyone had this problem and sucessfully solved the rattling issue? Is it normal to flex so much or does this indicate a problem with the mounting mechanism? I can't see anything that looks out of place. Thanks for your input!

MW

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This is a common issue and can be fixed with some velcro. Go to a craft store, Michaels, or a sewing store and purchase some black velcro tape. Cut 2 small sections the same width as the bottom of the deflector about 1'' in length. Attach one piece to the bottom of deflector on each side of the center 'nub' 1/2 way between the head rest hoop and the 'nub'. Attach the other piece in the same location to the roll bar section that matches the piece on the wind deflector. Also our 98 986 had one of the plastic black mesh pieces that sit in the roll bar headrest FLY off at highway speed. I was luck y and was able to recover it from the side of the road. I then used a long black zip tie tucked away in each corner to make sure this never happened again and unless you look closely you cant see the zip tie..not elegant but effective.

Good luck

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I am a new member to this site and recently purchased a 2006 987S. My wind deflector rattles when driving with the top down. When traveling at highway speeds it seems to flex and buffet quite a bit to the point I am concerned it will pop out of the mounting and exit the car to the rear.

Has anyone had this problem and sucessfully solved the rattling issue? Is it normal to flex so much or does this indicate a problem with the mounting mechanism? I can't see anything that looks out of place. Thanks for your input!

MW

Thanks for the suggestion M2! I'll give it a try and report back wiht the results.

MW

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I also was worried about losing the wind deflector but it will remain OK on topspeed with the top down. Mind you the topspeed of a 987 Boxster S is much higher with the top up.

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