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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
Im working on a unique porsche project and as part of it im looking to use the current (>2016) generation 95B Macan LED HeadLights.
What im looking for is the Wiring Diagram from the service manual program, so i can trace what needs to be connected to where relative to my 997.1 wiring harness.
Yes, im aware this will be difficult. Im not looking to just plug and play.
I already have all the wiring for the 997.1 and 997.2 cars (and a few others)
Can anyone help
I have a 2001 TT. Sometimes when I am driving the drivers side window will go down 10mm like I was opening the door, the interior light comes on, and then in a bit the window goes back up. This can happen 10 times in 5 minutes or not at all for days. I suspect a micro switch in the door but I am not sure which one. I think there are 7 of them.
Has anyone else had this problem and if so what did you do to fix it (other than taking it to the dealership)? I would like to fix this myself if I can.
I read in one of the DYI columns that the micro switches are about $120 a pair from Porsche which, unless they are carbon fiber and gold is pretty dear for micro switches. Has anyone found another source for the micro switches?
I'm in the midst of designing a DRL setup for my 996.2 (which is a topic I recognize has been done to death). That said, I'm not a fan of LED light bars, and while I don't mind halos, this is a Porsche, not a BMW. Therefore, I'm taking inspiration from the Four Point Principle.
I'm using 8x total Luxeon Star 10mm square LED blocks, neutral white, with 10mm square Carclo 10415 elliptical-pattern lenses, and a 350mA FlexBlock on each side. DRLs should be on the order of 400 lumen per side and 1500Cd at the center, so I'll be using slightly lower currents than the LEDs are made for. As soon as I get dimensions 1,2,3 in the attached image, or even better a damaged 996.2 headlight unit, I'll figure out heat sinking, but it will be relatively unimportant at 4W per side, 150C maximum junction temperature, and 100F approximate steady state temperature insight the HID housing (per Pedro's Garage).
As far as wiring goes, here are my requirements:
DRLs turn on with the engine DRLs turn off with the low beams The low beams can be turned on whether the engine is on or not.
There are several ways to do this, of course, and I think I've picked the easiest:
1x Bosch relay with both NC and NO pins, connecting to 1x 928-610-511-00 relay carrier added to an open spot in the relay block Pin 30 connects to a fuse tap at A6 - Seat heater (switched on with ignition) Pin 85 connects to any conveniently-located bolt to chassis, possibly in the fuse box. TBD. Pin 86 connects to a fuse tap at A9 - Low Beam Right (switched on with headlights) Pin 87a is wired to the left and right FlexBlocks in parallel. Pin 87 is not necessary
The relays I have take about 150mA to switch, which *shouldn't* noticeably affect the low beams, but does put additional stress on the headlight switch. If that causes problems I might need to do the following instead:
2x Bosch relays with NC/NO pins Pin 30-1 connects to A6 Pin 30-2 connects to D5 - Cigar lighter (always on) 85-1 splices into 85-2, connected to chassis ground 86-1 splices into 86-2, interrupting the YE/WH wire running from the light selector stalk before it splits to go to A9/A10/Canada DRL block 87A-1 is wired to left and right FlexBlocks as above 87-2 is wired to the other side of the YE/WH split
Thoughts? Anyone have input on headlight switch reliability or wiring plans?
I can't find anything on the site on how to remove a glove box on a Boxster 987 - only a 997 (not sure if they are the same?). I need to run my ipod cable from from the trunk into the glove box and want to take the glove box out to route the wires. Can anyone give me advice on how to do this?