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Im trying to convert my rear lights on my Boxster S 2000 model to LED's.
Have bought bulbs from a reputable supplier but they don't work in the stop lights or indicators.
Reverse lights and tail lights, yes but not the stop or indicators.
I know I need an LED compatible flasher relay which I havent bought yet.
Have tested the bulbs and they work fine but are polarity incompatible, negative earth only which should be fine as so is the Boxster.
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
Hi y’all! Thanks in advance for reading this—there’s so much kindness and knowledge in this blog and I appreciate it so much.
Had a quick question—how exactly do I operate my rear fog light on my USA sold ‘99 Boxster 986?
Though I’ve read on forums that I’m supposed to push the front light stalk until I hear a second click (at which point the rear fog light will be on), I don’t see that option on my car. My stalk only clicks one way for the front fog lights—no second click.
Same goes for the lights dial—the manual shows that I should be able to turn the dial counterclockwise for the fog lights, but it doesn’t seem like my dial turns that way to the left. Is it possible the dial is stuck or something?
Currently, when the car is on and at least the parking light is turned on, however, it appears that the driver’s side fog light is on—so I’m guess either there’s something wrong with a switch/wiring or I accidentally turned it on at some point and don’t know how to operate it properly and turn it back off.
Im attaching some pictures of what the lights look like and what my lighting dial looks like. You can see that the fog light is lit on the driver’s side, and is not on the passenger’s.
I’d appreciate any help or advice!
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?