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saraf

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How do I replace the front left parking light on my Boxster 2005 . Do I need any special tools?

Thanks

Saraf

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Saraf, depending on what 'parking' light you are asking about see below:

If it is the side marker light in front on the front tires you do not need any special tools. It simply pulls away with a spring loaded clip from back to front. Once pulled away from the body panel the lamp and lamp socket are easily seen and the replacement of the bulb is very easy.

If you are talking about the front lens assembly and one of the bulbs in that assembly then you need to get out your tool kit and find the little wrench with the pivot handle and pull back the front carpet liner. You will see black gromets and the gromet that has a mushroom top on it. This one is the access port for the lever that cam locks the light assem. You insert your wrench and rotate it until you hear a small 'pop' you will see the assem seperate from the front 1/4 panel...rotate the wrench a bit more and it will disengage from the rear most connector and then the whole assembly will slide out.

You will see all of the access panels for all of the bulbls on the back side of the module. Be careful and and dont force any of the tabs or panels as they are subject to heat and can be easily broken if you are careless. Once you have swaped out the bulb that is out you will have to 'slide' the assembly back in.

BE CAUTIOUS here....take a good look at how the light pod slides back on the black channel rails. MAKE SURE it is aligined properly as you will have to reseat the connector that is on the back of the light pod to the mating connector at the rear most portion of the inside assembly. Be VERY carefull again here and make sure it is aligined correctly. Then you use your wrench and rotate it back (only a little bit) until you hear the cam lock bumb push against the underside of the light assebmly. You will hear the 'pop' again.

Make SURE it is properly seated and locked. You dont want to be driving down the street and hit the brakes and see your light assembly fly off the front of the car.

Put the mushroom topped grommet back on and reinstall your carpet liner and your done. Once you do this 2 or 3 times it takes seconds to get the assembly out and back in. Just use patience the 1st time and look carefully and see how the assembly comes apart and goes back together.

Also only replace the bulbs that are called out for the car...dont be tempted to put in brighter bulbs as they will discolor the inside of the lens.

Regards,

m2

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MY 2005 987 Boxster front parking lights are located in to the front bumper light units, same spot as the fog lights (clear glass section). A Philips screwdriver should be sufficient.

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