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Daytime running lights for your 996

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Daytime running lights for your 996

This is a short DIY about installing white LED daytime running lights on your 996. But first, thanks to Loren and all the other members who have posted DIY articles. Lately I have used them to do the PSE cutout mod, removed those ugly airbag stickers from my visors and changed the plugs at 30K. Got those lousy Bosch plugs out, installed NGKs and it runs like a different car. Smoother and more power. I found some white LED bars on Ebay that looked like they would fit just right in the air intake


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I finally ran the wire under the dash and then picked up switched 12 at the 4 pin telephone connector below the radio. Then later I found out that I could have picked it up in the trunck compartment at the heaters for the winshield washer nozzles which seems to be the only place you can get switched 12 in the trunk.

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Looks great!

As someone has already asked, did you end up running the wire under the dash, or did you find a 12V source in the trunk?

I have a spare pair of the exact same lights the original poster used which are still in the box which are surplus to requirements.

I'm in the UK, if anyone is interested then I'll take £25 incl postage (to the UK only). They are normally £29.95 + £3 p&p on ebay.

PM Me for photos of them in the box etc or if you have any questions.

Best wishes,


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I believe fuse 9 is for a seat heater, if your car does not have one, that fuse will be empty.

If you put a fuse tap in to it, it is live when the car is running. Perfect one to use for DRL's.

I currently jumpered 6->9 on my US-spec 996 (6 is low beam) to get through inspection as we require DRL's in Canada ... which reminds me I need to clean this up before something bad happens.....

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Assume you did this because the car didn't have the factory option of daytime running lights that would've had to been activated via the onboard computer. I'm having an issue with this regarding my 2000 carrera. Dealer can't tell me if the car has the option unless they can hook the car up to their computer when they activate the auto door locking.
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To make this mod simpler as far as wiring is concerned, I found an automatic control switch / relay on eBay for $22. It wires up to the lights and connects directly to the battery. Lights come on when ignition is on and off when car turns off. I velcroed module next to the battery so it doesn't move around. Search ebay for " LED Running Light DRL Relay Harness Auto Control".

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