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  1. Greetings! I recently bought some replacement halogen assemblies to replace my browned/burned headlights. I'm going to use the halogens that are currently in the headlights, but am wondering what the best option is these days for HID, LED/Projector replacement. Above all else, I don't want to melt my lenses, and I want to maintain the stock look of the car, cause ya know, it's gonna be a collectors edition one day 🙂 The most recent topics I've seen are at least 4 years old... So far I've seen Pelican's Xenon/HID retrofit kit: https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/STHIDH96000.htm?pn=ST-HID-H9-6000&SVSVSI=1054 and Pedro's Garage TechnoLite HID: http://pedrosgarage.com/Site_2/TechnoLite_HID.html Thoughts?
  2. Hello Im working on a unique porsche project and as part of it im looking to use the current (>2016) generation 95B Macan LED HeadLights. What im looking for is the Wiring Diagram from the service manual program, so i can trace what needs to be connected to where relative to my 997.1 wiring harness. Yes, im aware this will be difficult. Im not looking to just plug and play. I already have all the wiring for the 997.1 and 997.2 cars (and a few others) Can anyone help Regards Logan Marriott
  3. Hi all, I'm in the midst of designing a DRL setup for my 996.2 (which is a topic I recognize has been done to death). That said, I'm not a fan of LED light bars, and while I don't mind halos, this is a Porsche, not a BMW. Therefore, I'm taking inspiration from the Four Point Principle. I'm using 8x total Luxeon Star 10mm square LED blocks, neutral white, with 10mm square Carclo 10415 elliptical-pattern lenses, and a 350mA FlexBlock on each side. DRLs should be on the order of 400 lumen per side and 1500Cd at the center, so I'll be using slightly lower currents than the LEDs are made for. As soon as I get dimensions 1,2,3 in the attached image, or even better a damaged 996.2 headlight unit, I'll figure out heat sinking, but it will be relatively unimportant at 4W per side, 150C maximum junction temperature, and 100F approximate steady state temperature insight the HID housing (per Pedro's Garage). As far as wiring goes, here are my requirements: DRLs turn on with the engine DRLs turn off with the low beams The low beams can be turned on whether the engine is on or not. There are several ways to do this, of course, and I think I've picked the easiest: 1x Bosch relay with both NC and NO pins, connecting to 1x 928-610-511-00 relay carrier added to an open spot in the relay block Pin 30 connects to a fuse tap at A6 - Seat heater (switched on with ignition) Pin 85 connects to any conveniently-located bolt to chassis, possibly in the fuse box. TBD. Pin 86 connects to a fuse tap at A9 - Low Beam Right (switched on with headlights) Pin 87a is wired to the left and right FlexBlocks in parallel. Pin 87 is not necessary The relays I have take about 150mA to switch, which *shouldn't* noticeably affect the low beams, but does put additional stress on the headlight switch. If that causes problems I might need to do the following instead: 2x Bosch relays with NC/NO pins Pin 30-1 connects to A6 Pin 30-2 connects to D5 - Cigar lighter (always on) 85-1 splices into 85-2, connected to chassis ground 86-1 splices into 86-2, interrupting the YE/WH wire running from the light selector stalk before it splits to go to A9/A10/Canada DRL block 87A-1 is wired to left and right FlexBlocks as above 87-2 is wired to the other side of the YE/WH split Thoughts? Anyone have input on headlight switch reliability or wiring plans?
  4. I have to admit that I have been lurking on this site for a couple of years now. I purchased a 2002 996 a while back and had a lot of general questions. It turns out a lot of people had similar questions so I never felt the need to post. I owe lots of thanks to several members (THANKS!). Fast forward a couple of years and I have enjoyed my 996 so much I went out and found a 987-1 (2005 Boxster Base, 2.7L, Manual, U.S., Silver with Black Top and Black Interior). This is also a fun car. Now for the question: I am considering upgrading the fog light assemblies and the amber side marker assemblies to aftermarket LED's. I found on ebay a sale for both LED fog lights and both LED side markers from a company called REVi MotorWerks. They claim that these are simple "plug and play" lights. I am pretty handy and do most of my own maintenance so I'm not afraid to tackle a job with medium difficulty but for what I'm paying I just want to plug them in. Can anyone comment on whether or not these lights are worth the time, effort, and money. I have read several posts from members that have done LED conversions and then end up with error codes because of voltage or current discrepancies. I'm hoping that these newer aftermarket lights account for that in their circuitry. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  5. Hello, I am a new Porsche owner (2005 911 TT S Cab, Cobalt blue with 25+k miles), and was looking for tail light units (not the LED bulb replacements) which have built in LED, but the ones that I have seen in Ebay, even though they are listed for this model, only fit a 997 chassis upon inquiry. Does anyone have any suggestions? The next question is prety embarrassing because I consider myself a careful owner and have read all manuals of all cars I own, but I just read the owner's manuals (the Turbo manual and the PCM stand alone manual), even one for a 911 Carrera, and they either are silent (or of course I have missed it), or refer me to the trunk compartment to load the navigation DVD which came with the car (one for the whole US and I am in South Florida?) but I cannot find a drive/reader except the one in the PCM itself which does not appear to work. Any comments? Do I have to dig in the trunk trimmings till I find it? Finally, is there any whay, other than changing the PCM factory unit (which I do not want to do since I try to keep all of my cars factory), to install an IPOD and/or a phone? In the Ferrari 360 if you disable the CD changer, you can connect an IPOD adapter and play the IPOD through the CD changer connection of the Becker radio. No phone. Thanks for the help, great forum by the way (I have been reading the postings before joining).
  6. Recently I developed a glovebox light issue on my boxster 987 s I Attempted to replace glove box light with led and now it doesn't work at all, even with the standard bulb is put back that worked before, nothing. Attempted to swap with the footwell bulb and light housing, nothing Following this when locking the car the horn would sound So ... I Replaced the cable attached to the bulb holder part 99761265100 (glove box wiring harness). This includes a small metal switch that is pushed into a holder at the back of the glovebox This solved half of the problem, The car horn no longer sounds when locking However the light in the glovebox still is not working Swapped it again with the working footwell light and still nothing All of the other lights I replaced work perfectly. As I am aware there is no fuse for this bulb So how is it fixed. Even porsche themselves are confused????
  7. This thread is here to replace the one that was on 6SpeedOnline but deleted because it was considered a "Group Buy". The whole synopsis is described here: http://www.comtech.ws/scripts/GroupBuy.dll/home but here is a quick recap... The initial thread was created to show vendors the interest in a product for which no vendor was willing to commit to production because vendors thought there would be no profit in it. I had approached CarGym and asked what kind of numbers would be required to make the project profitable for them. I expected that other vendors would require the same participation to beat their bottom line as well. Originally, CarGym stated that they needed 250 orders at $600 each before they would consider going forward. (Apparently the cost for producing the mould is upwards of $120K.) After the great response on 6SO, they said they would start development immediately. So, in Jan 2013 they started working on the project. They are currently developing the drawings. They said that they expect about 6 months from start to production. I have been maintaining a list of members who are committed to the purchase when the product is available. This list should identify the first people to receive the LEDs before they are available to the general public. The list is available at the link specified at the start of this thread. If you want to be included in the list, please state you commitment here and I will add you to the list. Please don't put your name in unless your are ready to pay $600 for a set. I will be evaluating the prototypes and detailing product reviews as they become available. No one will be happy if the quality isn't there, so I will be very critical of the first products to make sure they will meet or exceed OEM quality.
  8. Just a quick note to highlight a common problem with the standard eBay LED Tail Light for the 996, which various vendors sell and not a single vendor (that I could find) informs customers of this issue. The side marker connection (rear fog lamp) in the tail light assy does not need to be hooked up. This is the small connection on the outside edge of the assy. The rear side markers (rear fog lights) will function normally without using this connection. Hooking up this connection will blow the 7.5A rear fog light fuse in fuse location A4. I purchased my lights from voltexinc, because their price was cheaper than others selling what appears to be the exact same Taiwan manufactured light assy. After researching a couple forums, some reported problems with the "hyper" flash turn signals. I can report that this no longer appears to be a problem requiring a resistor to remedy. All other aspects of the assy were plug and play. HTH, Brook
  9. I have started a thread on 6Speed to get a feel for who is interested in rear LEDs for the wide-body 996. Currently there are absolutely no vendors who produce a light that will fit. Sure, you can get rear LEDs for every other model 996, 997 and 20 different other cars, but Nada for us. I found a manufacturer who is willing to produce them (they already make LEDs for a bunch of other models) but we need to have 250 commitments in place at $600 per pair for them to do it. So far we have 82 on 6Speed, but we are not getting the numbers fast enough. So, I'm expanding the search to get people from as many forums as I can find. For clarity, I'm trying to collect the numbers all in one place. The 6Speed thread is here: http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/996-turbo-gt2/287568-996-rear-leds-vendor-sponsored.html Please have a look and participate if you would like to update your rear lights, either because they are damaged or just to modernize the look. Thanks, Karl
  10. Hi, I am installing a set of recon running lights on my 99 C4 and wonder where would be the best wire routing up to the firewall grommet behind the battery. I was thinking of using the side marker wire hole. Tx
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