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headlight replacement- Boxster=996?

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They fit but the 996 (halogen) headlights are indeed slightly different.

The 996 cam with electric headlight adjustment, when the 986 did not. The adjuster motor is easily transfered.

The other difference is a corrugated alloy sheet that changes the way the interior of the headlight looks at the bottom of the headlight in front of the lense (and underneath the plastic) on a 996. With this there's a diamond checkered look to it. The 986 does without and has a straight longitudinal pattern.


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UK members, regarding MOT.

Do the 986 lights on a 996 pass the MOT?  Looking to bring my LHD 996 over and I see used 986 lights considerably cheaper than 996.
Plus will the MOT accept the earlier 'orange' front lights, or do the units have to be the same year as originally fitted?


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