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Pelican Technical Article:

Under Tray Removal

Steve Vernon

Time:

2 hours2 hrs

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

T30, T25 Torx, 10mm socket

Applicable Models:

Porsche 987 Cayman (2007-08)
Porsche 987 Cayman S (2006-08)

Hot Tip:

Watch for falling debris

Performance Gain:

Access to other systems

Complementary Modification:

Change engine air filter

Like most modern cars the Porsche Cayman has a series of under body trays on the car. These trays are used for a multitude of reasons and it is important that if you remove the tray to perform work that you replace it prior to putting the car back on the road. The trays are used to protect the underbody of the car and the systems attached to it. They also keep the weather and elements out of certain areas while diverting air to assist in cooling certain systems on the car. Another added benefit is that the trays aid the airflow under the car which will increase your mileage.

Over the years your car may have been serviced by multiple people including previous owners and this can lead to parts replaced with different size fasteners and hardware. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches.

If you have any questions or comments or even a different procedure you would like to share please leave it below and please leave your vehicle information.

Begin by safely raising and supporting your Cayman; please see our article on safely jacking up your vehicle for additional instruction.

The Porsche Cayman has five main under trays (seven if you count the front wheel well liners as they incorporate into the under trays).
Figure 1

The Porsche Cayman has five main under trays (seven if you count the front wheel well liners as they incorporate into the under trays). They are: the front wheel well liners (red arrows), the front suspension and steering tray (yellow arrow), the center tunnel tray (purple arrow), the two side trays (blue arrows) and the rear tray.

To remove the front wheel well liners use a T30 and T25 Torx and remove the four Torx screws (red arrows).
Figure 2

To remove the front wheel well liners use a T30 and T25 Torx and remove the four Torx screws (red arrows).

Keep track of the front Torx screws as some of them are raised (red arrow) to properly recess in the trays.
Figure 3

Keep track of the front Torx screws as some of them are raised (red arrow) to properly recess in the trays. Make sure you note which screws come out of which holes and reinstall them correctly.

If you completely want to remove the liners use a trim removal tool and pop out the tab (red arrow) and then use a T25 Torx and remove the remaining screws (yellow arrow) and the tray can be removed.
Figure 4

If you completely want to remove the liners use a trim removal tool and pop out the tab (red arrow) and then use a T25 Torx and remove the remaining screws (yellow arrow) and the tray can be removed.

The front suspension steering tray is held in place by a series of T30 Torx screws (red arrows), remove these screws and lower the tray pulling it forward out from where it joins the center tunnel tray at the rear (yellow arrows).
Figure 5

The front suspension steering tray is held in place by a series of T30 Torx screws (red arrows), remove these screws and lower the tray pulling it forward out from where it joins the center tunnel tray at the rear (yellow arrows).

The side trays are held in place by a series of plastic 10mm nuts (red arrows).
Figure 6

The side trays are held in place by a series of plastic 10mm nuts (red arrows). You will also need to remove the front wheel liners T30 Torx screw (yellow arrow) to remove the tray.

The center tunnel tray is held in place by plastic 10mm nuts (red arrows).
Figure 7

The center tunnel tray is held in place by plastic 10mm nuts (red arrows). Remove these and slightly bend the tray to remove it from where it slides into the front and rear trays.

Remove the under tray at the rear by removing the four T25 Torx screws (red arrows) and the two 10mm screws (yellow arrows) and lower the tray.
Figure 8

Remove the under tray at the rear by removing the four T25 Torx screws (red arrows) and the two 10mm screws (yellow arrows) and lower the tray.

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