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Old 09-08-2015, 05:50 AM   #1
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DIY fix for lose underside plastic panels???

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I posted recently about a rattle I've started hearing on my 2007 when I hit 65 mph. I had the mechanic take a look and he said some of the fasteners on the plastic shields under the car had come loose. Apparently they had taken a shot from a speed bump or something like that and the certain fasteners were damaged. Can you order replacement shields and are they really expensive ? Alternatively, has anyone had any luck securing them some other way? Like with Zip ties for example?

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Old 09-08-2015, 06:30 AM   #2
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You can buy an undercarriage panel attach kit or whatever they call it and it has all the plastic nuts and clips and washers.

The panel under my engine was 150.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:10 AM   #3
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The under panels aren't too expensive. I bought these at Sonnen Parts for my 2000 Boxster: 2000 Porsche Boxster Parts - Porsche OEM Parts - Genuine Factory Parts Accessories - Wholesale
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I posted recently about a rattle I've started hearing on my 2007 when I hit 65 mph. I had the mechanic take a look and he said some of the fasteners on the plastic shields under the car had come loose. Apparently they had taken a shot from a speed bump or something like that and the certain fasteners were damaged. Can you order replacement shields and are they really expensive ? Alternatively, has anyone had any luck securing them some other way? Like with Zip ties for example?
I noticed mine hanging the other day...when I inspected it the previous owner was keeping it together with steel/metal wire. Zip ties should work as a temporary fix. Now that I know what I know I will likely order one some time in the future.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:27 PM   #5
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I have had one of my rear panels held on with a zip tie for 3 years. I just tied it around the aluminum brace.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:27 PM   #6
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The next owner of your car will appreciate the job done right.

Most of the components are available. Take a look here to find the PN's that you need: 986 Underbody Components

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