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limoncello 11-04-2005 04:13 PM

windscreen broke
Dang. Went to put the windscreen back in, and one side wouldn't click. The little plastic tip is broken off. Didn't notice anything unusual when I took it out.

Soooo, I tied a piece of string around it and went out motoring for a few hours. The string doesn't look very "Porschelike", if you know what I mean. But it held tight and the windscreen didn't vibrate at all.

Permanent fixes???
a. But soembody else's stolen windscreen on ebay (don't like this somehow).
b. Try to find a legit ebay seller who is wise enough to sell the goodies before they sell the car.
c. Buy a new one from Porsche ($$$).
d. Get majic markers and color the string to match the yellow roll hoops.

Can you superglue this type plastic? Anybody successfully fixed this problem? Winter is coming and the screen is a must.

Tool Pants 11-04-2005 05:36 PM

The clips on each end of the clear plasic can be replaced, as can the mating clips on the roll bars. They break. Common problem. Been going on since the first 986 came out.

What is broken on your car that you think you need to replace the wind stop, rather than just a clip?

limoncello 11-05-2005 03:20 PM

Tool - the little plastic "tit" (for lack of a better word) broke. It is a small (1/4") triangular protrusion molded into the plastic - I will get photos of the broken side and the good side -

limoncello 11-06-2005 01:31 PM

pics of the little plastic piece that broke on my windscreen.

Tool Pants 11-08-2005 07:59 AM

The part that broke off is part of the clip and the clip removes from the windstop so that you can replace just the clip. You need a new clip for that side. At my dealer is is about $3. Buy the replacement clip and then you will see how it is attached to the windstop. The clip just prys off the windstop and the new clip snaps on.


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