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Old 12-14-2018, 02:24 PM   #1
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Hardtop squeak

My new to me hardtop is squeaking at the drivers window.
Any suggestions on adjusting?
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:59 PM   #2
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Is it the door window glass squeaking against the seal on the hardtop? The seals are supposed to be adjustable. This link I found is the most comprehensive hardtop adjusting instructions I have seen and has a sentence and picture on that adjustment. It looks like it came out a Porsche factory shop manual. I would love to see part numbers for those star gauges and see how much they cost.
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Does it have the two little plastic buttons that snap on to the two "pins" at the front of the hardtop, where it meets the windshield frame? Mine were missing, and was pretty noisy until i got them.
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Does it have the two little plastic buttons that snap on to the two "pins" at the front of the hardtop, where it meets the windshield frame? Mine were missing, and was pretty noisy until i got them.
+1 on these. They make a big difference and they are often missing.






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Anyone have a part number for those pin covers ? And are there similar for the rear locking pins ?
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Anyone have a part number for those pin covers ? And are there similar for the rear locking pins ?
According to the PET, it’s item 8, ‘cap’, nothing similar for the rear:

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Thanks guys. I give the instructions a try. Also, I do have the plastic pieces.
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Old 12-15-2018, 05:21 PM   #8
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Those caps make the biggest difference, you can adjust the window tracks and the top itself. I have posted this previously:

Adjusting the hardtop is important to help reduce exessive squeaking and/or wind noise caused by poor fitment. I repeated this process several times the first few weeks after I installed my hardtop, as it was settling to my car. I also repeat this process when I reinstall the hardtop if it has been off the car for an extended period.

Inside the hardtop on each side, just above the spinlock levers there are two plastic covers that pop out to reveak three hex head bolts. To adjust the hardtop, secure the A-pillar clamp, then loosen the hex bolts on each side of the top. Have an assistant push forward and down as hard as possible on the hardtop, and tighten the bolts on each side. You may want to lock/unlock the spinlock levers while doing this. Repeat as necessary.

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