Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Headlight Switch 2002 996

Recommended Posts

Hi, I did an exhaustive search of renntech but couldn't find an article on how to replace the headlight switch.

Here's the whole story: My litronic headllights won't turn on. The fog lights and all other lights work except the tiny bulb right next to the litronic bulb in the passenger side. I disconnected the battery, checked all the fuses, took out both lights and it does not appear that any are burned out. So someone on another forum mentioned it might be the switch (claimed it was common) I'm going to pick one up, but trying to get the old one out, I couldn't do it and I don't want to break anything. Also, the highbeams work too, but only if you press the lever forward, the won't stay on if you pull it back. I got stuck going to work the other day in the dark trying to drive with only the fog lights. So, any help/advice appreciated.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

UPDATE: I did manage to get it out by following some boxster instructions I found. Now for 'switch replacement' do I need to replace the metal and red plastic cylindrical part, or the black round part with the 'circuit board' on the back that has the switch position 'labels' on it?



dealer said they'll have a switch tomorrow - hopefully that will solve the issue!! fingers crossed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've already taken the switch out. should i go out now and disconnect the battery positive first then negative and wait to hook it back up once the new switch arrives/is installed? (sorry i'm not very mechanical - just trying to learn.)



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.