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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:01 pm    Post subject: Changing sunroof seal? Reply with quote

How simple / difficult is it to change the external sunroof seal?

Mine is looking a bit old and hardened and could do with refreshing.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you download Body External from here ..

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=83491

Youll find instructions on how to remove the sunroof .. its then just a matter of fitting the new seal around it .

Not a hard job but the new seal is often tight to close so best left in the closed postion for a few days after replacement to squash it a bit Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just removed the sunroof on my car last week. It really is a piece of cake.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all,

Just discovered that the sunroof now won't slide back......
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you remove the interior light consol you should have access to the motor , there is an emergency operation to move it which should be listed in the owners manual ... it would be usefull to know if it moves that way .

Does the roof motor make a noise as though its trying to work ? if so something jamming it or seized .. if not then a fuse .. switch fault perhaps .
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It goes up and down.
Clicks a bit.
I think something might be jammed 🙁
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this is an old thread but I thought I'd missed something when I was reading it so I'm not sure if there are different 996 sunroof variations.

My 1998 C2 has the seal on the body side not on the sunroof itself so I couldn't see the requirement to remove the sunroof to replace it.

By retracting the sunroof into the car I've managed to remove the seal using a trim removal tool but there was some corrosion underneath that I'm now treating before refitting the new seal. The job wasn't too bad but I'd definitely recommend some sheets inside the car to catch any rubbish that drops from the seal as you remove it.


I'll do a video on the steps I used once I've got the job completed

https://porsche911owner.blogspot.com/2019/08/porsche-996-sunroof-seal-replacement.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did yours quiet down at all with the new seal? What did you use to treat the corrosion?

I adjusted my sunroof last night and noticed that the seal is not looking too good, so I will need to change it this summer.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P0tential wrote:
Did yours quiet down at all with the new seal? What did you use to treat the corrosion?

I adjusted my sunroof last night and noticed that the seal is not looking too good, so I will need to change it this summer.


I've not yet driven it at speed to check but it certainly looks to have filled the gaps that were there before.

For the corrosion I cleaned it up and then use Dynax S50 to spray on to protect and hopefully prevent further rusting.
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