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Headlight rewiring


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I've seen plenty of threads on the internet about the lousy wiring quality in German cars and I have a 2004 Boxster suffering from the same thing. What I'm trying to do is find pins and connectors to redo both my headlight assemblies. Anyone here have a good source for the correct replacement pins and connectors?

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55 minutes ago, Tim Davidson said:

I've seen plenty of threads on the internet about the lousy wiring quality in German cars and I have a 2004 Boxster suffering from the same thing. What I'm trying to do is find pins and connectors to redo both my headlight assemblies. Anyone here have a good source for the correct replacement pins and connectors?

 

Welcome to RennTech :welcomeani:

 

You should be looking for CARTOOL – Nr 96 0 000 or what Porsche sells as  “Porsche Electrical Connector Repair Kit”, which should be assortment of what you are looking for.

 

Most of the electrical connectors in the car are VW items, but finding each individual component of the connectors is a nightmare.  Quite often, we carefully removed the old pins and reused them when we could not quickly find replacements.

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On 4/15/2021 at 7:22 AM, Tim Davidson said:

I've seen plenty of threads on the internet about the lousy wiring quality in German cars and I have a 2004 Boxster suffering from the same thing. What I'm trying to do is find pins and connectors to redo both my headlight assemblies. Anyone here have a good source for the correct replacement pins and connectors?

In mid 1990s new regulations were passed in Germany requiring auto parts be biodegradable.  Wiring then, is performing as designed.

 

First generation after a new requirement is seldom perfect; next and later generation cars always have better solutions.  Many now have CAN Bus electrical systems which significantly reduce the amount of wiring required.

 

Complaining about 20+ year old used cars is pretty silly anyway.  They are what they are.

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I was successful finding pins and connectors from various locations, including Mouser Electronics. Wired for the future!

 

JFP in PA--Thanks for the tip. I'm bookmarking that one. 

 

ikchris--I hope I came across as accepting a challenge looking for hard-to-find parts to fix an unusual problem. I've done my share of troubleshooting. I don't purchase used vehicles looking for perfection. Even the best items succumb to the 2nd Rule. Can't complain about the 2nd Rule. 🙂

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