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Replacing Boxster Window/Roof Seal

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Good morning, I have a 2011 Boxster and the esal above the drivers window is work, curious as to whether anyone has any insights on how easy it would be to get and replace these pieces? I feel sure enough people have worked on the roof to know, particularly how much disassembly would be necessary to replace these pieces. Pictures attached to illustrate the issue, it's the rubbery/foamy pieces that meet as the roof comes up.


Any help would be much appreciated.








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13 hours ago, deilenberger said:

It appears the seal is held in place by a T shaped section that fits into a groove in the top frame. Can the seal be worked back in place?  I'm sure replacements can be purchased.. it appears that your seals have experienced some significant wear.


My best guess (from before I owned the car) is that it came loose and was never put back, resulting in the wear as the pieces rub against each other. To some degree it does slot into a groove but not tightly enough to stay there, my suspicion is that either the part that slots in is work or there was some adhesive used (tape or glue) to secure it. It looks and feels as if a good tug would pull it out, I'm just hesitant to do so if I can get some opinion first 🙂

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Steps 3 & 4 here look to confirm the removal process for the top piece, seems there is a screw that holds the front of it and the rest is attached with double sided tape 


Yikes! Replacing your convertible top is one of the most difficult tasks around, and is not for the faint of heart. Jared and Wayne teamed up to provide detailed instructions for the Boxster show how to upgrade to the newer style glass window roofs.


Not so sure yet on the other piece, that doesn't seem to be a featured part in the hood replacement process from what I'm reading so far including videos on YouTube.



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14 hours ago, Richard Hamilton said:

...I'm intrigued by the vehicle in the background......


Oh that, that would be my 7 🙂


It's good to be back for sure, kind of bemused that my *issues* always seem to be a little too unique! From what I have gathered I have to remove the front rail from the inside of the top to get the top seal off, the other one is more involved, no instructions to be found but it looks like to replace it you have to buy the full three piece assembly. I think the main issue is it being loose so I might just tape it in for now and see how things go.



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