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I have a 2002 C4S. I have never liked the reflector that connects the rear lights. Does anyone know if it is possible to replace it with a painted piece similar to the way it is on the Turbo. Is it possible that the part for the turbo can be used?

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On a Turbo the rear deck lid is longer - so the part that is the reflector on the C4S is part of the rear deck lid on the Turbo. Chances are you would need to go with a Turbo rear deck lid or aftermarket deck lid/spoiler combination.

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Looks like there might be several small bolts from the bottom. Lift the rear deck lid and look for small nuts on the back side. My guess would be it is both small bolts and double stick tape.

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Looks like there might be several small bolts from the bottom. Lift the rear deck lid and look for small nuts on the back side. My guess would be it is both small bolts and double stick tape.

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Loren and everyone else -- there are two rows of screws that need to be removed; very easily done. A couple of jiggles after removing the screws and the whole piece comes off to reveal: sheet metal. I'm voting for taking the reflector off; style preference. But, what's underneath definitely isn't meant to be seen; many holes for the bolts. I'm thinking of experimenting with Krylon paint for plastic to paint over the reflector, but cannot find the part # to see what a new one costs (not the $650 the local dealer wants) in case the experiment goes bad. If anyone has new cosmetics for this situation please post it -- I'm running out of ideas that will blend in well.

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I suggest if you are going to paint the plastic reflector, than you use the same method that the people that paint the plastic center consoles use. First they sand the piece, preferably with a rust colored sanding pad. Then primer the piece with several coats of "Bullfrog" Primer, sand smooth, and then apply your Porsche color in several coats, sanding between coats, and then apply clear finish. There are places that will match your car color from the code on the front hood, and give you a nice spray can to apply the finish with. It comes in two forms, the undercoat used with glossy clear, and a glossy paint, all one coat. One such place is the "Paint Store" in Laguna Niguel, CA, look up on the internet, and give them a call. Good luck!

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