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Having had a 987 and 981 with no problems, presumably because less vibration from non-turbo sixes, now with my less than year old 718S Boxster, I have a jingling noise coming from where the rear window is seated into the top, somewhere on passenger side just above the rear window. Hard to pinpoint when driving. It stops when I press against the area. I can't see any way of dismantling and inspecting or figure out what could be in there and rattling.
 

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Time for a dealer visit.

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I don't understand the reluctance I see here for dealers to address warranty issues. My dealer in South Australia insists that any such issue be brought to them immediately. They tell me that Porsche values high quality customer service and so pays for warranty work at the going workshop rate, pays promptly, and ships any needed parts by air express.

It's not like it actually costs the dealer anything, and it does keep the good feelings rolling.
 

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Yeah, the dealer wouldn't be a problem but my nearest is 100 miles away so I was hoping to identify and remedy myself id something simple. I think the jingling is around the connector to the heated rear window but I can't find anything loose. I'll look more thoroughly when weather's better then go to dealer if necessary.
 

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Ah, may have diagnosed the 'jingly rattle'. Where the soft top fits around the rear quarter near the rear window, there's some Velcro holding a flap in place which detaches itself when roof lowered. I tried (difficult to access because of head restraints etc) to search underneath for loose washer or something. When I left it 'unzipped' the jingling stopped. For a while but then started again and I noticed the Velcro had reattached itself. I'm 90% sure the 'jingling' isn't metallic at all. It's the bloody Velcro itself stressing. Anybody any ideas on how to ease it or lubricate rather than keeping it detached?
 

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Ah, may have diagnosed the 'jingly rattle'. Where the soft top fits around the rear quarter near the rear window, there's some Velcro holding a flap in place which detaches itself when roof lowered. I tried (difficult to access because of head restraints etc) to search underneath for loose washer or something. When I left it 'unzipped' the jingling stopped. For a while but then started again and I noticed the Velcro had reattached itself. I'm 90% sure the 'jingling' isn't metallic at all. It's the bloody Velcro itself stressing. Anybody any ideas on how to ease it or lubricate rather than keeping it detached?
Hi Peter, I suggest taking a photograph & highlighting the area. This would be extremely beneficial in helping other forum members identify exactly what & where you mean & be more likely to generate a response that could possibly be of assistance to you.
 

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Hi Peter, I suggest taking a photograph & highlighting the area. This would be extremely beneficial in helping other forum members identify exactly what & where you mean & be more likely to generate a response that could possibly be of assistance to you.
Easier said than done Chilli. The flap's only there with the roof up and roll bar etc makes access difficult. It's just the rear side of the roof, a flap covering the cables that lower and raise it. I'm not even sure now it is the Velcro, there's all sorts of bits in there could be jingling and vibrating. I'll try and post the photo just taken but not sure how. may have to be a separate post to allow photo, can't see how as a reply attachment.
 

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Easier said than done Chilli. The flap's only there with the roof up and roll bar etc makes access difficult. It's just the rear side of the roof, a flap covering the cables that lower and raise it. I'm not even sure now it is the Velcro, there's all sorts of bits in there could be jingling and vibrating. I'll try and post the photo just taken but not sure how. may have to be a separate post to allow photo, can't see how as a reply attachment.
Difficult, but not totally impossible if you pop out the hoop centres & unclip the centre screen. Just do the best you can & PM either myself, Porsche2018 or Viffermike if you have any more difficulty. We'll try to help if possible, as I'm sure will all the other forum members but at the moment we could really do with a little bit more to go on.
 

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Difficult, but not totally impossible if you pop out the hoop centres & unclip the centre screen. Just do the best you can & PM either myself, Porsche2018 or Viffermike if you have any more difficulty. We'll try to help if possible, as I'm sure will all the other forum members but at the moment we could really do with a little bit more to go on.
OK, so I've got a photo of sorts but no idea how to post it. If I start a new thread there's an icon to insert image but then it asks for URL, no idea what that's about!
 

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Trying to attach photo re previous post but I'm a bit thick. Not sure whether this will attach or not. So how do you add a 'thumbnail'?
 

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Trying to attach photo re previous post but I'm a bit thick. Not sure whether this will attach or not. So how do you add a 'thumbnail'?
Hi Peter,

To be honest, I'm not sure why some image attachments have thumbs and others don't; might be a question for our Admin. To post pics that are embedded into the post, the image must be hosted online and have a URL. Use the "Insert Image" button (the yellow one with the mountains and sun) in the Editor to automatically embed a hosted image.

Hope this helps!
 

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Yes, so that explains why it asks for a URL. Somehow I still managed to attach the photo without it being hosted so it's not embedded but can be opened. The photo's not very informative as to the issue I'm trying to resolve anyway. Thanks for the help though, I know now for future.
 

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The photo's not very informative as to the issue I'm trying to resolve anyway.
It sounds a little odd to me that it could be the velcro to be honest, but try covering the hook side with either a loose piece of loop velcro or something similar that the hooks will snag to. That will stop it re-attatching for now & at least you can confirm 100% if that's where the problem lies, or if it stopping previously was just coincidental. If it is confirmed then you can either leave it like that until you visit your dealer, or try glueing a strip of hook back to back with a strip of loop velcro. You can then insert this as a sandwich filling & it might allow a little more give & stop it driving you nuts for now. Either way it needs rectifying properly by your dealer, but to save any wasted journeys (been there & done that previously with my 981) it's in your own interest to be fully sure of the problem.
 

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Update. I don't think the jitter is the roof mechanism now. It stops when I press on the area but it now looks like that's because I'm also leaning on the passenger side roll bar. I've removed the plastic triangle inserts and wind deflector, sprayed loads of WD40 around the spring clip that holds in the wind deflector. Slightly improved but still there. Appears to be actually from inside the roll bar. Weird! You can actually feel the vibration on the roll bar coming through the chassis, particularly at low revs when engine labouring a bit, so can't blame the turbo cos not engaged below 2000rpm.
 

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now that weather is warm I have the exact same rattle
want to tear into the plastic around the roll bars but n iot sure how it all comes apart
 

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Your photo did attach and I am able to view it with no problem.

It's a bit blurry and it doesn't help that I don't own a Boxter…….so I have no idea what I'm looking at.

But the photo you took did attach!
 

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Your photo did attach and I am able to view it with no problem.

It's a bit blurry and it doesn't help that I don't own a Boxter…….so I have no idea what I'm looking at.

But the photo you took did attach!
If you're referring to Peter's photo that was way back in February 2018 when a few members were experiencing problems posting photographs. Peter doesn't actually own his 718 Boxster anymore, having long since changed to a 911 around the middle of last year. It's a very old thread revived by dave22, who appears to be experiencing either the same or a very similar problem.
 
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