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    LEAKING TOP AND WINDOWS

    I constantly suffer leaks alongside the headliner ( where the top meets with the windshield ) and throught the windows above the button for adjusting the mirrors. I am also having trouble with my automatic windows, even with the top down when I roll them up automatically they go all the way up and then they lower about 1/4 of the way. I have had my window regulators changed and the windows adjusted, this keeps happening. HELP

    Re: LEAKING TOP AND WINDOWS

    I am sure this problem is not typical and it certainly is not acceptable. If your dealer can't sort the problem then either find one that can or write to your dealer's boss and complain and copy it to the importers and Porsche in Germany.

    Re: LEAKING TOP AND WINDOWS

    That's not good. The side windows sounds like they are still not adjusted properly (and so bounce back) but you say you're also getting leaks from the seal between the windscreen and the roof?

    When you say that the windows lower again about 1/4 way, is this a similar distance to when you release the roof catch? (When the roof is up, and you release the roof catch, the windows wind down about 1/4 way so they are out of the way of the roof when it retracts). I'm just thinking it might be that the roof catch isn't engaging correctly, so the car thinks the roof is half-up all the time, and if the roof isn't being pulled tight-enough against the screen, that might explain the leaks from that area too.

    Probably nothing to do with it, but just a thought.

    Re: LEAKING TOP AND WINDOWS

    Just looked, and with the roof catch released, the auto-window-raise stops 1/4 way from the top. It doesn't hit the top and then roll back. So it's probably nothing to do with it.

    Re: LEAKING TOP AND WINDOWS

    Does it leak in normal rain, just while you're driving along? Can you reproduce the leaks at your dealership? I.e. pour a bucket of water over the correctly closed car/window and see the water drip onto the seats? If yes, that should be enough reason to leave the vehicle with them until the leaks are fixed under warranty, or talk about alternative options if that's not possible (car swap?). Just my 2c. I've been driving cabs since '92, so I'm reasonably worried when it comes to leaks.

    Re: LEAKING TOP AND WINDOWS

    First thing that comes to mind:
    Are you closing the roof properly???
    Sounds like you either
    a) close the roof manually and fail to keep the button pushed until the roof-lamp in the instrument panel is no longer lit...or
    b) your automatic roof does not close fully before you grab the roff handle and pull the manual lever.

    Both would cause your roof to leak and your windows to react as if the roof isnt closed.
    Check this first.
    Patently close the roof before tunring it opver to the dealer.

    Other suggestions:

    I have had the same window-problem on my Boxey (986) and on other cars.
    I believe it's the window safety "dont-crush-my-fingers"-function that is at fault.
    Usually it takes 10 seconds to fix.
    Most auto-windows can be reset by either rolling all the way up or rolling them all the way down AND keeping the button pushed down for 3-5 seconds when the window reaches its bottom/top.
    That should reset the window safety function.

    Regarding your leaking roofline you either have a faulty rubber lining or the closing mechanism isn't working properly and hence not closing the roof fully.
    Check visually to see if there are any holes or cuts in the rubber seal on the A-piller or roof, and then check the closing mechanism.

    Hope this helps

    Re: LEAKING TOP AND WINDOWS

    Thank You for your help everyone. My next step is to contact POrsche in Germany. I also believe that it has something to do with the safety mechanism on the windows.

     
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