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Face lift Turbo lights


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Hmm.... Basically I have an option to purchase a set of 996 TT teardrop lights from a MY2003 car at a good price. I am putting together a facelift kit for my car (2000 996 C2). Just wanted to know if I could use them. Litronics would be cool. But washers I dont have.

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Hmm.... Basically I have an option to purchase a set of 996 TT teardrop lights from a MY2003 car at a good price. I am putting together a facelift kit for my car (2000 996 C2). Just wanted to know if I could use them. Litronics would be cool. But washers I dont have.

Berny,

As I understand the Litonic retrofit issues (having installed one on my 2000), they are thus:

1. If you have face lift fenders & front bumper, you can (in fact, must) physically install facelift headlight units.

2. If you install Litronics where you had none before .... without new wiring, they will work, but the low beam will not rotate up to join the high beam when hi beam is selected, as Porsche intended.

3. If you install the retro kit wiring harness (pretty easy mod), then the low beam WILL rotate up when hi-beam is selected.

4. Auto-leveling is not available in a retro fit, period.

5. Installing units with washer nozzles is no problem, as long as you do not expect the washers to function.

6. You can get new corners for the headlight units that do not have the opening for washer nozzles, if you prefer the cleaner look.

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Kim thanks for the heads up. I appreciate it.

However, I have figured most of this out after reading up on past threads.

The parts list I am putting together is the face lift type which requires new fenders and bumper and obviously the headlamps. I know about the xenon wiring loom being a must if the xenon lights are to rotate. The is an additional problem here in the UK as we have dash switches/thumbwheel for headlamp leveling under load. So I am not sure what will be the outcome of this and I am researching it now.

But what I really want to know and still havent got a clear answer for yet is "is there a difference between the teardrop lights found on a Turbo to the teardrop lights found on a non-Turbo". Will they fit?

I have seen a few ebay auctions selling teardrop lamps from a Turbo and they have said in the text "to fit only the 996 Turbo model" inferring they dont fit a 996 C2 or C4 facelift only the Turbo. Why is this?

This is the only thing I need to know.

Cheers,

Berny

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Berny - they are identical from what I can gather - no reason why they wouldn't fit, according to the PET & wiring diagram

and you can have levelling on bi-xenon's retrofitted on a UK car - not easy, but all the parts can be bought !

David

I thought as much. Thanks David.

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Hmm.... Basically I have an option to purchase a set of 996 TT teardrop lights from a MY2003 car at a good price. I am putting together a facelift kit for my car (2000 996 C2). Just wanted to know if I could use them. Litronics would be cool. But washers I dont have.

Berny,

As I understand the Litonic retrofit issues (having installed one on my 2000), they are thus:

1. If you have face lift fenders & front bumper, you can (in fact, must) physically install facelift headlight units.

2. If you install Litronics where you had none before .... without new wiring, they will work, but the low beam will not rotate up to join the high beam when hi beam is selected, as Porsche intended.

3. If you install the retro kit wiring harness (pretty easy mod), then the low beam WILL rotate up when hi-beam is selected.

4. Auto-leveling is not available in a retro fit, period.

5. Installing units with washer nozzles is no problem, as long as you do not expect the washers to function.

6. You can get new corners for the headlight units that do not have the opening for washer nozzles, if you prefer the cleaner look.

Anyone know the exact part number of this "retro wiring harness"?

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