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Old 03-11-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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replace rear window

The rear window in my '98 broke as I was lowering top yesterday. When I researched threads there were suggestions to replace it for about $300, but not sure if that is just part or part + labor. Also, some suggested replace the entire top. Any guidance is appreciated.

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Old 03-12-2006, 04:30 AM   #2
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You can have the window replaced and the total cost is in the $300-450 range, depending on who does it.

One caveat! I have seen some TERRIBLE jobs done on these windows, so choose your installer wisely!

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Old 03-12-2006, 09:31 AM   #3
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http://www.gahh.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_57_341_3003&products_id=1536

Just get the glass window so you never have to worry about it
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:55 AM   #4
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Agree with Black Hawk. I'm going through the same thing Better off getting a new top with the glass and never have to worry about it again. If you sell it can be a selling point as this seems to be a constant issue. I purchased my top and will have it installed in April or May (Weather here sucks) Good luck ...

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Old 03-13-2006, 09:27 AM   #5
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Check with Dumont LTD/Porsche Service in OKC. They could probably give you a quote for glass or plastic.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:50 PM   #6
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Thanks, I'll call Dumont tomorrow. The dealership referred me to Trimworld who charges $475 for installing a plastic window, which is high compared to others who have posted replies. I'll keep checking. My top seems to be in good shape. But @ $475, it may be worth replacing the top.

Do I need a glass window? I keep the top down most of the time. I assume it will be up more when it is 95+ this summer. I have my Expedition for rain and snow, so the Boxster can stay in the garage.
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You will have to define, need! But, the glass window is GREAT IHMO.
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Old 03-18-2006, 05:34 AM   #8
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Dumont referred me to Trimworld. A local shop I've used for upholstery with experience w/ Boxster quoted $400. Looks like I'm stuck w/ replacement cost well over what most of you experience.

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