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When the top is up, the clamshell sits flush with the rest of the car. But when the top is down, the clamshell does not sit flush. It sticks up by about a millimeter or two. I have manually press that thing down to make it sit flush. Where could the problem be?

Also I found two broken plastic pieces (with the dealer now) that were lying near the water drains underneath the convertible top. Someone at the flat-6 forum said that it was from a guide mechanism from the top found behind the passenger side headrest. But the guys at the dealership had no clue where it came from. Though that person on flat-6 said it was nothing to worry about I wanted to make sure (also since it was plastic I didn't think it was going to be that important)

thank you


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Hard to figure out a part over the internet when you cannot see it.  If you do not have a picture how about a part number.  Porsche is good about putting part numbers on things.

I will try and get a picture of that part. Regarding the clamshell not sitting flush with the rest of the car when the top is down ... what could the problem be with that. Its ok when the top is up and when I put the top down I have to manually press it down (just a little bit, not a lot of force or anything and then its fine). At first I thought that the broken piece and the clamshell problem were related but service at the dealership took a look at it and said that they were unrelated.

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here's a pic of the part. (sorry about the quality. had to use my cell phone camera)

It has the following stamped on it

> PA 6<

1 043 094 00

And some wierd symbols. The service guys at the dealership couldn't tell where it came from even after having the part with them for about a week. Any help in this matter and also the clamshell not sitting flush when the top is down is appreciated.

Thank you


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Toolpants appreciate the response. since this was a plastic piece, it would be a good assumption that its not something that's really important. Was just trying to get PCNA to (maybe ?????) replace the top itself (wishful thinking).

I spoke with the porche tech at the dealership and he said that maybe its just some cables or something. Nothing to worry about .....

Or better yet I may just trade up as the dealership has a 2001 911 cab (fully loaded with carbon fibre etc etc), 20k miles for 61k. ;)

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