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996 Targa Wind Noise when roof open

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Hello all- so a year or so ago i posted a question to see if any of the 1800 Targa owners in the world recognized an ungodly amount of wind noise while the Targa roof is open.  Very little response most likely due to the limited amount of owners.  I am pleased to say that after a year of tinkering and searching, i have found the problem.  The issue is the wind deflector not sealing cleanly up against the black (rubber?) stripping that is at the front of the opening attached to the roof of the car.  It was interesting that all of this time, i was pulling down on the wind deflector to try to sense what the problem was, and all i had to do was push up on the deflector, hence pushing it to a tight seal against the black weather strip and voila...no noise and a perfectly quiet ride.  amazing to finally be enjoying the targa top open roof driving with it sounding the way it was meant to.


Now for the fix...i have no idea.  the temporary fix was a rolled up piece of paper to push the deflector up tight against the weather strip...obviously temporary.


I am going to attempt to remove the deflector (2 smally screws it appears) to see if i can get a better perspective.  Maybe glue a felt weather strip to the bottom so it seals tight to the rubber strip...just thinking.


Not sure if the black weather strip can be adjusted/replaced.


When i learn more i will report back.


Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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  • 3 years later...

Sadly I've had the same issue for several years.  My wind deflector actually doesn't pop out correctly by itself and is a little warped which isn't helping  Looking at it though it isn't obvious if it is replaceable.  So sadly I can't help either ?

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