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Hi all. I need help with the top on my 2003 996 carrera. The driver's side seals perfectly, but there is a gap on the passenger side. It appears that the cable does not seat properly in the plastic groove. It is as if the cable is too short. I will attempt to attach a pic. Thank you in advance for any advice.

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Put the roof in the service position (about halfway between up and down) and reach in between the liner and the roof.  There should be a strap running from driver to passenger side.  Mine had similar issues to what you are describing and this strap had pulled off.  I simply took a needle and nylon thread and sewed it back on...solved.

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Thank you JTT. That looks exactly like my problem. So there is a strap that should run from side to side? And the attachment point is about where the cable leaves the track? What exactly does the strap attach to? I'm very sorry for bugging you about all this, and want you to know that I appreciate you time and expertise more than you can imagine.


Thank you,

Roy Parnell

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No problem Roy.  If you put the top into the service position, about halfway between up and down and reach your hand up between the liner and the roof and feel up and down on both sides you should feel it.  Yes, it goes from driver to passenger side, and kind of pulls the top together and into the groove.  


On mine I couldn't find it on one side, then found it on the other.  It's an elastic strap that is stitched to a tab on the edge of the roof.  On mine, the stitching had come undone on one tab and the strap just kind of fell down into the liner.  I just fished around till I found it, then sewed the tab back on with a needle and thread.


The strap is #7 in this diagram



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