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Old 04-09-2017, 10:28 AM   #1
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I haven't been on the forum for a while I sold my 986 back in November and bought a 2003 996 carrera the photo shows some water leaking onto my leather door panels on both sides. Any ideas? Are there seals behind the mirrors that can leak

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Old 04-09-2017, 10:57 AM   #2
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I have a very similar issue on my 986, I have not repaired it yet, however when I posted previously someone mentioned that the leather backing is fiberboard/cardboard, which might explain this. If you have it repaired, please post and let us know how it went.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:09 PM   #3
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My boxster actually did the same thing on one door my 996 both doors are leaking. I didn't mind in the boxster as the door panels weren't leather and it would clean up-the leather is beginning to look pretty bad so i need to address it asap
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:35 PM   #4
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Make sure the thin plastic lining is still in place behind the interior door panel and that the drains on the bottom of the door are open.
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After you find the source you should be able to restain the leather to get it looking decent. Plus some good leather conditioner and you should be good.
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:00 AM   #6
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I think there is a seal in the side mirror triangles that may be leaking. I don't think you can repair the leather. Could also just have been a careless owner leaving the window down partially in the rain.

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