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Removing the Amber on the Headlights

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Indeed, I tried this on my old amberlights, it's an easy method but leaves a lot of dust inside the light so, don't do it!

solder method is less easy but more efficient!

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Did the mod today. Burnt out the plastic with the solder iron; that is tough stuff, not very pliable. You'd think plastic would snap if twisted? Take your time, as it takes patience to melt and then grab quickly with needle nose pliers. The stuff hardens almost immediately after being heated! I was more than happy to rid my '02 S of this last remnant of amber. The silver bulbs look and work great. BTW, I used mulitple layers of aluminium foil and had very little damage around the light socket. I touched it up with a file and it is not visible. The socket plug has enough tolerence in it that it would not affect replacement anyway.

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Now I want the same look, but I'll have to look and see if MY03 has the amber lens or amber filter...

I was about to purchase 4 silver bulbs...

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On a 2003 the internal lense is amber with a clear bulb, just like litronic headlights. If you remove the lense then you would need amber bulbs or the silver bulbs that flash amber.

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On a 2003 the internal lense is amber with a clear bulb, just like litronic headlights. If you remove the lense then you would need amber bulbs or the silver bulbs that flash amber.

Thanks, yep, I see that now, just have to get up the nerve to start melting things!

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So I'm a little confused. Do need a soldering iron or should I just start prying away at it with needle nose pliers? :unsure:

Before and after pic. Left with the orange filter present. Right after it is removed.

compare.jpg

The image on the right needs a silvervision bulb to maintain the effect. See below:

With an orange bulb:

yellow_bulb_off.jpg

With a silvervision bulb:

front_svblbs_close.jpg

Please note that, as Jeff points out, this only applies to headlights with the orange filter insert. Not to those with the orange coating underneath the outside plastic.

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I spoke to Henry today and he said he would amberectomy your headlights. Henry had done at least 2 sets that I know of.

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I spoke to Henry today and he said he would amberectomy your headlights. Henry had done at least 2 sets that I know of.

Hi,

I really like the look of the car without the amber lights. I have Litronics (99 C4 Cab). Where does Henry live? San Jose?

I need an Amberectomy!

John

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Henry lives in San Jose, and there is a work on cars day at his house July 28, 2007.

I know he has done at least 2 sets of headlights, both litronics, since I was there to take some of the pictures you see in this thread..

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Hi Tool Pants, I would be interested as well for the amberectomy, do you have directions to Henry's? And where would you purchase the bulbs as well? Thanx. :)

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Sorry for the redundant post. I thought I had it straight and am now confused after this thread. I have a 2002 Boxster S and want to remove the amber from the front headlights. Based on this thread, that is not possible. Is that correct? I'm assuming the reason is because the amber is in the plastic it self and not just the inside panel.

Again, sorry for the redundant question.

Thanks,

Ryan

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The amber on the headlight cover is solid amber plastic and you cannot remove it. It is not a film or tint that can be removed.

This thread is about removing the internal amber lense inside the headlight, and has no application on for a 2002 with the standard halogen amber headlights.

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The amber on the headlight cover is solid amber plastic and you cannot remove it.

Has anyone tried applying smoked grey film to the amber plastic. Would it improve appearance on an Artic Silver car and would the turn signal be visible?

Trying to find alternative to replacing expensive headlights.

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smoked mine

Looks good. Did you do anything with the turn signal bulbs? How do they show up? Degree of dificulty installing film?

Thanks for your input.

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This hack is only for litronics, 996 or 2003 Boxster 'clear' lights, which have clear triangles. If you have lights with the amber on the headlight cover then this hack is not for you as you cannot remove the amber. Only on the clear lights with an internal amber lense.

Once the internal amber lense is removed then you must replace the clear turn signal bulb with an amber bulb, or one of those bulbs that look silver but flash amber.

Henry's before and after picture of his lits.

amber_clear3litronic_henry.sized.jpg

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