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Old 01-23-2011, 08:18 AM   #1
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headlight lens replacement?

I have a 2004 Boxter on which the little triangular plastic lens surrounding the headlight washer has mysteriously cracked. I can't figure out how this happened, because there is no damage to the bumper or bodywork around it, and the car has never seen a mall or grocery store parking lot. Anyhow, I found a source for the part, at only (!) $60, but I can't see how to remove the broken one. How do you remove the headlight lens parts?

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Old 01-23-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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If you're talking about the little triangular corner with the washer hole in it, it just "pops" out. When I popped one out it broke off one of the little tabs. But, since I was replacing it anyway, it didn't really matter. The new one popped right in.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:22 AM   #3
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where can you get the lens for the headlight ? i think you could get rich just selling the contact to anybody who wants to buy it. You are not the only one with who this issue happened. I have a 2000 boxster with 2 melted lenses
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where can you get the lens for the headlight ? i think you could get rich just selling the contact to anybody who wants to buy it. You are not the only one with who this issue happened. I have a 2000 boxster with 2 melted lenses

Melted Lenses!??? How did that happen? Oh, you live in Canada... It does get extremely hot up there.

I would like to replace my headlight lenses without buying the whole assembly... I have over 211,000 miles on mine and they are getting a little pitted. Is replacing just the lenses an option? The only thing I have seen is the whole assembly.

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:38 AM   #5
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Melted Lenses!??? How did that happen? Oh, you live in Canada... It does get extremely hot up there.

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Not sure what the member's nationality and climate has to do with melted headlights issues mate. I think he meant this:


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where can you get the lens for the headlight ? i think you could get rich just selling the contact to anybody who wants to buy it. You are not the only one with who this issue happened. I have a 2000 boxster with 2 melted lenses
One option for you:

Custom headlights conversion to Litronic style (w/pics)

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but I think the issue would be where would you buy the actual lens for the headlight if you have melted it. But, that is a great writeup for lens removal.
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"Melted Lenses!??? How did that happen? Oh, you live in Canada... It does get extremely hot up there.

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"Not sure what the member's nationality and climate has to do with melted headlights issues mate. I think he meant this:"

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I was joking about Canada's climate and I made no reference to the member's nationality. BTW I love Canada; I grew-up in northern Michigan, just a stone throw away from Canada, its beautiful country up there. In fact I think I will travel up there this summer after the snow melts-off in July (darn it, there I go again, joking about Canada's climate).

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