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Milo72
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: 997 Cabriolet Rear Spring Access - HELP Reply with quote

I’m replacing my stock springs for Techarts.. Before I went away I did both fronts and now i’m home I thought i’d finish the job.

First huge stumbling block, access to the top nuts. I read the hood can go into service mode to access them, but at what ever point I put the roof I can’t get to that carpet panel. I’m sure I must be doing something wrong.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lift the cab roof so its about 6 inches up .. the clam shell should be pretty much open.

There are x2 lock down cables .. one each side on ball joints .

Goto the the o/s/r and hand under the cab roof till you can feel it .. pop off the bottom ball joint .. just twist and pull it off .

Same for the other side .. you then lift the rear glass section up .. if the roof isnt too far open then it will rest against it and not fall back down .. if not close the roof slightly .

The carpet pulls out .. a few pull out trim clips .

This might help ..

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/71-BODY-Convertible_Top_Mechanism/71-BODY-Convertible_Top_Mechanism.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As always.... A star.

Thanks deMort, just went into the garage and had the roof sorting in minutes, will also be able to get all those leaves out that the vacuum never manages to reach.

Thank you very much
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