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Hello,

I found this thread by searching "headlight melt" I have attached two pictures to this post to see if I can find out if there is a way to repair this or what would be my cheapest and easiest option to replace it.

The drivers side looks melted and scorched whereas the pass side looks just scorched.

I have a 98 Boxster, 2.5 Litre, Canadian model, 106k kms.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tom

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Put an HID kit in it, much better and cheap to do.

All high output normal bulbs produce more heat, heat will soften the plastic outer of the headlight unless you remember to switch headlights off when stationary in traffic, side lights are fine in this sittuation - You need the cooling air that occurs when driving to dissipate the heat build up - but if you sit in stationary or very slow traffic heat will build up

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Put an HID kit in it, much better and cheap to do.

All high output normal bulbs produce more heat, heat will soften the plastic outer of the headlight unless you remember to switch headlights off when stationary in traffic, side lights are fine in this sittuation - You need the cooling air that occurs when driving to dissipate the heat build up - but if you sit in stationary or very slow traffic heat will build up

Thanks.

I'll definitely look into that but does anyone have a suggestion on a low cost fix for this? ie is the inner lens replaceable? Or can it be removed and polished?

Tom

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Put an HID kit in it, much better and cheap to do.

All high output normal bulbs produce more heat, heat will soften the plastic outer of the headlight unless you remember to switch headlights off when stationary in traffic, side lights are fine in this sittuation - You need the cooling air that occurs when driving to dissipate the heat build up - but if you sit in stationary or very slow traffic heat will build up

Thanks.

I'll definitely look into that but does anyone have a suggestion on a low cost fix for this? ie is the inner lens replaceable? Or can it be removed and polished?

Tom

Unfortuantely they are built as a unit and are not fixable.

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Get an HID kit, OEM is preferred.

-Pair of Matsu****a or Denso D2S Ballasts

-Pair of D2S bulbs

-D2S-to-H7 Adapter

-Wiring harness for higher capacity

Can easily get it for ~$250

You can also get generic HID kit for under 100bucks. These things are everywhere and dime-a-dozen.

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