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Rear quarter window seals (cabriolet)

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The felt rubbing strips on my cabriolet 996 rear 1/4 windows have worn down to the rubber so I contacted Porsche who sold me the trim strips for a very reasonable £27 each side... All good I think and set about changing them..... Dilemma!

There appears to be no way to remove the trims from the alloy carrier bonded to the glass despite the trims themselves looking like they simply slide in. Phone call to Porsche, "no we don't know" so my question is simple...... Does anyone have any experience of doing this job and can they shed some light?

To clarify the position I'm talking about the felt strips which the front windows run over as they are closing not the window seal to the rear 1/4 panel.


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From the service manual...

"Removing and installing side window seal (Cabriolet)

Removing side window seal

Remove the side window seal with the convertible top open and the side window extended. To do this press the microswitch in the windscreen frame and actuate the rocker switch at the same time until the side window is completely extended -> chapter "Removing rear power windows (Cabriolet)" in 64-39 . Pull the side window seal down and out of the window profile.

Installing side window seal

Remove adhesive residues from above and below the window profile if present. Pull the side window seal from below into the window profile. Pull it in using soapy water as a lubricant. Clean the upper seal end (free from grease and lubricant). Coat the upper surface of the seal with Loctite 480 instant adhesive and bond with the side window profile."

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I need a little help. I got the seat out, except at the top where it was glued in it is still stuck in the track. Any ideas how to get the rest of the rubber out?

Edited by dgjks6
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