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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:39 am    Post subject: 03 targa roof Reply with quote

When I hit the button to open the roof I just get a clicking sound at the back near the motors. What could be the issue?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few things will stop the roof from working at all ..

1/ The car thinks the rear hatch is open , dont normally get a clicking noise but its possible .

Try opening and closeing the rear hatch.

2/ One of the 2 motors has stopped working .. there is no way one motor will move the roof as the other will jam it if not working .

Ive never seen a dead motor in all my time working on these though .

3/ The cables have jammed or the roof mechanism has .. thats a garage job and not cheap im afraid.

4/ Problem with the control unit .. again ive never come across it before but its just about possible .

My money is on 1 or 3 .
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For any mechanics doing this job ..

If you are replaceing the rear blinds then DONT just fit them out of the packet ..

Due to the way Porsche have stored these and the fact they are 5 years old then there is a certain fix to make sure they dont jump out when in operation .

If they do it damages the plastic guide and you WILL need to buy another one ...

This is mainly for the o/s blind but usefull for the n/s as well .

Rear blinds can only be replaced with the roof out .

PM me for details on how to get around this fault .
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick question DeMort and I thought it may add something to this Targa thread I have my roof rails off to aid wrapping the car and when I popped them off the middle came up easily but the outer parts were a little harder. I applied a little more force and it came up but broke the clips at either end, I did try sliding them before I used more force but they still didn't pop up.

Q, are these metal clips available separately, I know the middle plastic ones are. The metal outer ones did seem to break too easily and I was being reasonably careful.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are going to be part of that strip im afraid .. you have to slide the covers backwards to get them out ... to be fair it is tricky .. you have to try and line up a hole you cant see and these cars aint new anymore .. things jam / stick and cant be removed without damage ... try explaining it to a customer Wink

You can get around it though .. the center clips .. they often come unstuck when i remove these trims .. i use silicone to refit them .. so do the same on these clips then a silicone lump at each end and stick it down with masking tape untill its cured ... the front section should go just under the windscreen seal .

Or replace both strips which is expensive and not really needed .

997 is different .. they are pressed in place .
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, I did price up new strips but obviously the were quite expensive and thought there may be another way around it. I did think of buying 4 more centre clips and putting then either end close to the original metal clips and hope that does the trick. Silicone does seem a cheaper option though, even those centre clips are £11 each. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trust me .. use silicone on the old center clips and a big lump each end .. it WILL work .. new covers are not required .

Also anything to this post helps people in the future so im glad of any input .. im not going to be here forever to answer questions on this .. so the more info the better Thumb

Edit ..

just to say .. you need the roof open and the hatch open to mask the strip down .. drop the lock on the tailgate hatch .. you can open the roof then .. glass will be exposed under the tailgate hatch but it wont damage anything .
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