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Loren, Part request and help needed!!

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I appreciate your helpful advice to other posters. Perhaps I can borrow 5 minutes of your time.

I did a stupid thing on my new 2 day old 997S. With the windstop installed, I was adjusting the drivers seat to set the seat memories and sure enough I was moving the seat around and it was pressing back on the windstop (without my knowledge) and the windstop 'snapped' out of the mounting hole behind the drivers seat. Two bad things happened. First, the windstop cracked. The dealer ordered me another windstop under warranty so that is a good thing.

However, the mounting peg on the windstop 'snapped' backwards when it came out of the hole on the drivers side and scraped the leather behind the mounting hole. It is not a big scrape, but it did have the effect of removing the top coat of leather and there is a small indentation. It by no means is a major rip or scrape, but I know its there and it remains the one imperfection on the new ride.

I am evaluating replacing the panel depending on the difficulty level and cost. The panel appears to be one cohesive unit that holds the windstop mounting hole plastic thing, the speaker, etc. The scrape is right behind the windstop mounting hole. However, I have the full leather interior package (in black) along with the all leather adaptive sport seats. Thus, that panel appears to be covered in black leather with some stitching, etc. I 'think' the entire panel gets replaced as the fix.

Thus, my questions:

1. I am assuming the panel just gets replaced with the leather already installed on it, as opposed to some other methodology. Do you have a part number and cost? Its the drivers side panel behind the drivers seat that holds the windstop hole and speaker.

2. How hard is it to do this? I cannot imagine its a huge job, i.e., if they needed to replace a speaker they would probably need to remove and re-install this panel.



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Well, hmmmm. It looks like item "10" but I guess it could be item "7"??? I cant get the pix edited and attached but you see the speaker grill? Its the part the speaker grill attaches to. I think that entire piece is the part, i.e., the entire panel.

However, this picture looks as if the panel at issue is on the passenger side, while I need the driver side panel.


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Sorry, I haven't looked at how the windscreen attach.

Item 7 is the rear seat side panel. Is that what is damaged?

If so, what color of leather (or leatherette)?

Alos, US or RoW car?

Yes its the rear seat side panel on the drivers side. It is leather - black leather (NOT leatherette). This is a US car - NOT a ROW car.


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997 555 071 03 FSA Left side trim panel in leather (black/grey).

Sorry, my April 2005 price list does not have a price for this part - I would guess around $500 retail. I'm sure the folks at Sunset Imports (Porsche Parts at Dealer Cost) can give you a good price.

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