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Cab flap hinge part number


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The cab flap is supported by two hinges on both sides and the one closer to the front on the driver's side of my 99 is broken. Don't know how this happened but my son noticed it. Sometimes, the flap doesn't quite sit in place. Does anyone have an exploded view and the part number? It appears to be the same color as the car and is about 5" long.

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I think I know what you are talking about. I replaced the driver side of my 99 Cab this past Sunday. The part is 996-561-097-02 and I paid $189.50 here in Charlotte.

It has to parts, one curved and one straight. The straight one also broke on mine. Unfortunately, Porsche doesn't sell the upper hinge, only the whole piece with the body bracket.

Once I got it home, look at the two hex bolts on the part, and undo them. If you undo them on the car also, no need to replace the body bracket.

Open the top half way to elevate the steel cover, I followed the directions of the SmartTOP to get to the carpet. Used a basketball to hold the metal top cover up while removing and reinstalling the hinge. Not a big deal. Sorry didn't take any pictures.

Izzy

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Even though you have to buy the whole part, when you get it you can remove the part that broke only and replace that. It was not a big job to do if you remove the two allen bolts. The part came in black, and the part I replace is blue. However, it is hidden all the time, so I did not bother to paint. If you run into trouble, let me know, happy to help.

Izzy

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  • 7 years later...

Even though you have to buy the whole part, when you get it you can remove the part that broke only and replace that. It was not a big job to do if you remove the two allen bolts. The part came in black, and the part I replace is blue. However, it is hidden all the time, so I did not bother to paint. If you run into trouble, let me know, happy to help.

Izzy

I have the same issue with a broken hinge arm on the clamshell of my '99 Cabriolet.

I'd like to replace just the broken arm piece. I know that Porsche only sells the entire assembly, but I'm considering fabricating a new arm. Does anyone have any idea how to remove the upper pivot point on the arm, where the latch pin is located?

Porsche_996_Cabriolet_Top_Hinge_broken.jpg

FYI, there is a DIY thread on this topic HERE.

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