Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest
I recently bought some replacement halogen assemblies to replace my browned/burned headlights. I'm going to use the halogens that are currently in the headlights, but am wondering what the best option is these days for HID, LED/Projector replacement. Above all else, I don't want to melt my lenses, and I want to maintain the stock look of the car, cause ya know, it's gonna be a collectors edition one day ? The most recent topics I've seen are at least 4 years old...
So far I've seen Pelican's Xenon/HID retrofit kit: https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/STHIDH96000.htm?pn=ST-HID-H9-6000&SVSVSI=1054 and Pedro's Garage TechnoLite HID: http://pedrosgarage.com/Site_2/TechnoLite_HID.html
I have recently left the US for France with my 2007 997.1 C4S. One of the (several) slight differences between a US and a FR 997 are the headlights. I have the Litronic Xenon headlights (round xenon lens above, 'regular' lamp below) but they are not marked with the E or e signifying homologation in the EU. So I am on the hunt for a pair of used EU-marked Xenon headlights in order to pass the homologation inspection. I have tried leboncoin.fr, passionauto.fr, jeanbuser.com, cupspirit.com, no luck.
Anyone have a spare pair of used EU 997 headlights laying around? :-) Or better yet, any advice on where to search next? I can get a pair of new ones from my local Porsche dealer but the pair will run me 2500€. A little dear just for an inspection, methinks.
Thanks in advance!
Is anyone familiar with the one-piece LED replacement headlights for the 986 Boxster. There are a number of them available on eBay from a variety of vendors, including xtrememotorcars and MK AUTOWORLD.
They claim to be a simple, no modification, swap.
I'm skeptical, but if it works, it would be an affordable and good-looking replacement solution.
By Enlai Chu
I read about a headlight fix (with pictures) on Renntech that included using a Dremel to cut or shave the clip on the white connector but can't seem to find it for the life of me.
My right headlight (low beam) works when I tighten it into place with the headlight tool but when traveling on the highway for a few mins, the light goes off. It seems to stop working when the light body shifts out slightly from the "locked" position. When I physically push the light into place using both hands, the connection is made again and the light stays on until I drive a short distance.
I've tried cleaning the molex connector male and female pins with connector fluid, filed the connections with a tiny diamond file, etc but I can't seem to fix this connection issue. So I'd like to try the Dremel tool fix but can't find the article now.
Can anyone remember this article or what was done? Or any other suggestions?
I need to replace headlights mounting on right passenger side due to faulty lock. I have bought new mounting but one of the fastening screw, marked by red arrow, under a plate, looks inaccesible without removing front bumper. Is there any way to replace the mounting without removing the bumper?
Please note that attached drawing shows left mounting (driver side) but I have only that one.