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bilabonic

ADVICE -Will aftermarket HIDs show fault codes when an OBD tool is pl

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Hi All

As you are aware i am selling my car and it has no problems at all BUT it does have after market HIDs that caused weird things to happen like many other peoples cars on here.

One buyer has asked if he can plug in an OBD diagnostic reader and i am concerned that since it used to do strange things - oil light/roof open light come on/spoiler would raise/solenoid would constantly chatter etc.

What should i do ?

Think i will def remove the HIDS and take it off listing BUT give them to seller and explain/tell them come here for info.

Can i buy a tool and check/clear any faults that it may of caused and can anyone recommend one of Ebay ?

I am based in the UK

Thanks

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Hi All

As you are aware i am selling my car and it has no problems at all BUT it does have after market HIDs that caused weird things to happen like many other peoples cars on here.

One buyer has asked if he can plug in an OBD diagnostic reader and i am concerned that since it used to do strange things - oil light/roof open light come on/spoiler would raise/solenoid would constantly chatter etc.

What should i do ?

Think i will def remove the HIDS and take it off listing BUT give them to seller and explain/tell them come here for info.

Can i buy a tool and check/clear any faults that it may of caused and can anyone recommend one of Ebay ?

I am based in the UK

Thanks

Scanning the DME is a normal part of any pre purchase inspection; any potential buyer sould be more than concerned if the current owner did not allow it.

If you are planning to get another Porsche, the optimum scanning tool would be the Durametric Enthusiast software, which is Porsche specific and an excellent DIY tool. If you are not going to stay with Porsche, I would consider a more generic OBD II scanner like those from Actron, which will function on any brand vehicle but lacks some specific Porsche functionalities.

The OBD port is located near the steering column, beneath the dash.

And just for general reference purposes, when we do a PPI, all aftermarket HID installations are considered “deduct” items due to the inherent problems both with the kits and the problems they often cause.

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I put in a set of after market HID's which gave great lighting on full beam, but showed fault codes.  I had engine management lights come on when using the headlight flasher.  I have since taken the HID's out. 

 

The sorts of problems I had were:  oil level light, coolant level and parking brake light.  The fault lights did not always come on, but when they did it always coincided with a main beam flash.  On each occasion I stopped to make a check, but they were false warnings and there was nothing wrong.

 

It's a great pity as the main beam lights on the 996 are dreadful.  My only other option is to try higher rate bulbs, but already there is a 65w and a 55w burning away when on full beam and I don't want any higher heat sources in the unit in case it causes damage.

 

H

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I put in a set of after market HID's which gave great lighting on full beam, but showed fault codes.  I had engine management lights come on when using the headlight flasher.  I have since taken the HID's out. 

 

The sorts of problems I had were:  oil level light, coolant level and parking brake light.  The fault lights did not always come on, but when they did it always coincided with a main beam flash.  On each occasion I stopped to make a check, but they were false warnings and there was nothing wrong.

 

It's a great pity as the main beam lights on the 996 are dreadful.  My only other option is to try higher rate bulbs, but already there is a 65w and a 55w burning away when on full beam and I don't want any higher heat sources in the unit in case it causes damage.

 

H

 

We see the same type of issues with these aftermarket kits, which is why we do not like them, along with the fact replacement parts are often non existent.  We are also starting to see LED replacement kits with similar problems.  Having multiple vehicles with factory HID/LED lights, it would now be nearly impossible to go back to halogen lights, particularly for rural or bad weather driving.  Unfortunately, higher output bulbs are not the answer due to their tendency to discolor or even melt the lenses. 

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@ bilabonic, the OBD port is located under the glove box on RHD cars.

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