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siddharth

Removing the door panel/trim

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Removing the door panel/trim


Hi guys, I noticed I had deep in another thread, putting it here for completeness. If you want instructions on adjusting the window's settings (angle, incline, height etc) , please check that thread out. I had to remove the door trim and I noticed that the steps for the 996 are a little different than captured at http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/window/. Removing the door trim The door handle (not door opener) on the 996 is C shaped and has a vertical seam. The

 

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1. The door handle (not door opener) on the 996 is C shaped and has a vertical seam. There are two halves snapped and hence the vertical seam you see. Put a blunt plastic spatula in that seam and gently pry off the outer plastic away from the door. It should snap off from several places and nothing is breakable as such.

Thanks for the writeup, siddharth! I referred to your helpful writeup, as well as the diagram from the workshop manual.

The door panel was pretty easy to remove. However....

I must say others have to be cautious when prying off the C-shaped handle piece.

I had a little difficulty prying off the last bit of it, which was at the uppermost top, near the handle lever.

I referred to your writeup again, and since it said, "nothing is breakable"... I went ahead and pryed harder, thinking it just needed a little more force.

Ended up breaking a small plastic piece that hooks/clips onto the door handle! (Not blaming you, my fault)

This particular piece is more "Hooked" at the tip than the other pieces that hold it in place, that probably explains why it broke when I applied more force.

I'm attempting to superglue the small piece back, then reinforce with JB Weld. Hope that will hold when I push the clip back in when reinstalling.

I just thought I'd let others know that they do have to be gentle and careful when prying. :cheers:

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I just broke the same little clip on mine this weekend, the strang thing is I have taken apart my friends 996 a few time and never had a problem with his. Oh well.

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