Can anyone tell me how to remove the door sill threshold plates (the black
plastic plates with clear "928" logo in them.
There are four points of attachment for the threshold.
- The rivet at the back of the threshold. This one is removed by pushing
the center pin through and prying out the rest of the rivet. Some people
replace this one with a pop rivet. If that is the case you will have to
drill out the pop rivet.
- Clips along the inside of the threshold. These fit down over the metal
ridge and hold both the threshold down and the carpet in place. Very gently
pry up on the inside of the threshold until you locate the clips. Then use
a flat screw driver to either pry the clips from the car body or from the
threshold. Either one will work. There are probably four or five of these
clips along the length of the threshold. This will free the inside portion
of the threshold. Whatever you do - do not pry up on the outside portion of
the threshold - you will end up damaging it.
- The pin on the 928 emblem plate. Use a thin tool to locate the pin in
the neighborhood of the emblem and pry it up to release it from the rocker
panel. This is the only place on the outside edge of the threshold you
should pry up on.
- The clips that run along the outer edge of the threshold cannot be
removed by prying. The outside edge of the threshold slides over these
white plastic clips. To remove the threshold from the clips the threshold
has to be slid evenly towards the inside of the car. If the other clips are
free it should be no problem doing this.
Hope this helps.
Dan the Pod Guy
After prying out the pin in the rear, as Glen mentioned, pry the inner
facing edge of the sill cover upward off the lip. That part is easy.
The outer edge of the sill cover is retained by clips that slide into very
thin slots cut into the cover and one prong that is near the center. Look
under the outer edge of the sill and you will see the clips and slots.
Locate the prong near the center of the lettered area. That needs to
freed without putting too much tension on the clips/slots - they break
easily. Once the prong is free of its hole, slide the cover inward so the
clips slide out of ends of the slots. Replacement clips can be bought
from the usual sources, but try not to break the slots in the cover.
Note the pin in the rear has an expansion post in the center that should
be pushed up to make reinsertion of the pin easier.