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Old 12-13-2016, 08:12 AM   #1
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WTB: Passenger side Litronic head lamp.

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Old 12-13-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
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I have a set but, I'm not willing to separate them
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:05 AM   #3
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I've got a couple, but I don't understand what you really need. Are you saying that you have parts from a broken headlight that you can transfer to one with a good case and lense? If so, then I suppose a complete and working unit doesn't make sense for you. I am also confused about why you are willing to "trade in" your old light? What is wrong with it?

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I've got a couple, but I don't understand what you really need. Are you saying that you have parts from a broken headlight that you can transfer to one with a good case and lense? If so, then I suppose a complete and working unit doesn't make sense for you. I am also confused about why you are willing to "trade in" your old light? What is wrong with it?

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My unit works fine, as far as the lights and ballast go.
One of the adjustment cogs, for aiming the light beam, is physically missing, rendering my passenger head light useless because the beam is not usable for seeing at night.
The light pattern looks like I have a headlight out, even though it is lit.
Know what I mean?

I'd like to buy a gently used passenger side whole unit.

Sometimes people like to take apart lights with good projectors and retro them into other lights.
IE fog lights for vehicles and motorcycle headlights.
That's why I would trade it away, as a project for someone else that doesn't want to dismantle a fully functional light.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:39 AM   #5
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Oh, I understand now. Thanks. I'll get a couple of photos of what I have available and get back with you later today.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:02 AM   #6
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Thanks bud.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:17 AM   #7
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What do you mean by "adjustment cog"? The small white bevel gear? I've got a crap ton of parts if you can post a picture of what is broken/missing and are interested in repair.
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What do you mean by "adjustment cog"? The small white bevel gear? I've got a crap ton of parts if you can post a picture of what is broken/missing and are interested in repair.
I think maybe that's what it is called. lol

Side note: I was texting Woody yesterday, he mentioned you may have done a retrofit in these headlights.

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Yeah, I have some of those. They are held in by the frame for the adjustment worm gears. Your frame may be broken, causing it to fall out.
I may have a spare frame, too, but replacing it would require disassembly of the headlight. I can send you the parts of you want to try to fix it. Alternatively, you could send me the headlight and I'll fix it for you.

You could just pop a new bevel gear in, but it may fall back out if the frame is broken.
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Yeah, I have some of those. They are held in by the frame for the adjustment worm gears. Your frame may be broken, causing it to fall out.
I may have a spare frame, too, but replacing it would require disassembly of the headlight. I can send you the parts of you want to try to fix it. Alternatively, you could send me the headlight and I'll fix it for you.

You could just pop a new bevel gear in, but it may fall back out if the frame is broken.
Would using a simple Krazy glue on the teeth fix it maybe?
...with a new piece, of course.
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If you glued it, you wouldn't be able to adjust it.

However, unless something else is broken inside, you could just use the bevel gear to make the adjustment then remove it and store it away for future use. The worm gear will stay in place once adjusted (the bevel gear doesn't hold anything in place, just used to turn worm gear).

If the beam is aimed to the extreme up or down position, someone may have tried to adjust it too far, causing the worm gear to jam and pop the bevel gear out. If that's the case, disassembly may be required.

If you want to give a new (used) bevel gear a try, PM me your address and I'll ship one out today as I am already going to the PO to drop off some packages.

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If you glued it, you wouldn't be able to adjust it.

However, unless something else is broken inside, you could just use the bevel gear to make the adjustment then remove it and store it away for future use. The worm gear will stay in place once adjusted (the bevel gear doesn't hold anything in place, just used to turn worm gear).

If the beam is aimed to the extreme up or down position, someone may have tried to adjust it too far, causing the worm gear to jam and pop the bevel gear out. If that's the case, disassembly may be required.

If you want to give a new (used) bevel gear a try, PM me your address and I'll ship one out today as I am already going to the PO to drop off some packages.
I meant glue the bevel gear in place. lol
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, wouldn't be the first time.

Sent you a PM.
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Old 12-14-2016, 11:58 AM   #13
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Passenger side (right side for those on the other side of the pond) used Porsche factory litronic headlights for sale. Below are two examples. One, appears to have had the lens cleared and re-coated. The other could use that service. The one that is more clear has a broken plastic tab that holds the ballast, so it is now held with a screw. The rubber seal surrounding the other headlight has deteriorated. Both work, both have bulbs.

$375 each payment via PayPal
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Sorry the picture is updside down, but you get the idea

Shows screw holding back on

Shows rotted rubber
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Side note: I was texting Woody yesterday, he mentioned you may have done a retrofit in these headlights.
Yes, I did. There is no way to mount aftermarket projectors into Lits, so I mounted the projectors into standard halogen reflectors, then swapped the entire assembly into the Litronic headlights, replacing the Lit reflector/projector assembly.

They were for a 996 Carrera and were the best of both worlds: The higher output of true bi-xenons coupled with the self-leveling of Lits.
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