Try this page. Pics and a link to the pdf. http://www.planet-9.com/reviews/sho...orsche-981-cayman-engine-cover-removal&cat=10
Unfortunately the DMV inspector did want to see the emissions sticker. He wasn't trying to be a pain but just didn't know how to continue without seeing it. It was around 95F so I decided not to spend time in the DMV parking lot trying to take all the trunk and interior trim apart given that it would be my first time. I'll attempt it this weekend and go in on Monday.Thanks. That link works, yes. It does seem a lot more involved with potential broken and lost pieces than the 987. I'm hoping the DMV doesn't make me do this (since I have a certificate of origin showing 50 state compliance), but I'll be bringing some tools with me just in case.
Very Good info HarrisThanks to voyager6's detailed instructions, the carpet came out in about 10 minutes. I was able to get it out by removing the 4 trunk pieces and the decorative trim piece in between the filler caps and strut mounts. I'll likely have to remove the arch and seatbelt trim that's referenced in the document to get the carpet to fit back in properly, but I'll do that after the smog check and DMV inspection.
I have some trim sticks but was generally uncomfortable using them as I didn't have a good feel for what I was really prying against. I found it easiest to use my fingers. I started at the rear of the car and unclipped them going forwards. The trunk pieces all fasten toward the outboard of the car, so everything was one direction. No clips were broken or lost yet, but some of the rubber gaskets/cones did stay on the metal body side. The plastic quality is OK, similar to my 1995 BMW, but would probably break after a few times of doing this. Surprisingly our 2010 Mitsubishi which supposedly has hard/cheap interior trim relatively to the competition has much better plastic fasteners on the back side that came out easily and would probably live through many removals and installs.