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Old 08-03-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
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Anyone use DEPO Taillights?

Just cusious is anyone has purchased clear or smoked DEPO LED tail lights for their Boxster? Were they a great fit/replacement? Quality? Durability?

Sorry for all the questions.

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Old 08-03-2011, 03:10 PM   #2
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i have the smoked. no issues in over a year. they're not an exact fit for the older ones (slihtly more recessed) but it's only noticible if you look. no rain seepage, etc. cheap and easy mod.
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Good to know, thanks Tony
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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Yup I got them too, there is no place for side light but they look sweet!
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:33 PM   #5
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i have the smoked. no issues in over a year. they're not an exact fit for the older ones (slightly more recessed) but it's only noticeable if you look. no rain seepage, etc. cheap and easy mod.

Same here....I have had mine for 3 years with no issues
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ditto, same here
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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I have em, I need some clear bulbs for them

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Old 08-04-2011, 06:08 AM   #8
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Yup I got them too, there is no place for side light but they look sweet!
Whip - are those the smoked or regular version?
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:47 PM   #9
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Thanks for the pics guys... They look amazing!!! I just ordered the smoke!!


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Old 08-04-2011, 08:08 PM   #10
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Whip - are those the smoked or regular version?
Smoked!...though not apparent in the first photo
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WhipE350...Those are the same ones I ordered. Were they plug and go? What did you do for reverse and signal bulbs? LED?

I wanted to change all my front and rear lights to LED, but seems that it won't be that easy.

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Old 08-13-2011, 05:32 AM   #12
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Just installed my smoke DEPO tailights.... BUT the outside LEDs don't do anything!! Are the outside LEDs brake light??? The inner LEDs work with my brakes...but the outter ones don't do anything. Would it have anything to do with the "small" outter corner lights I removed, as they don't fit in the new DEPO assemblies?

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I didn't do anything special with the bulbs, just installed as is. The outside light is part of the parking lights and the Depo don't have it...instead you get just a reflector.
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I didn't do anything special with the bulbs, just installed as is. The outside light is part of the parking lights and the Depo don't have it...instead you get just a reflector.

But you have two sets of LEDs per light right? One inner and one outter by the reflector...My LED by the outter reflector won't work!!

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Dre, darn good question. Is it maybe just for looks?
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DRE,
I just ordered and installed the depo lights as well. The outside LEDs are the rear fog lights, and just the drivers side works anyway.

So what I did was to plug the outside LEDs into the rear light blub spot, NOT the Brake light spot, but the spot that lights up as part of the rear night lights. The problem is that the wire is too short. So to avoid cutting the wire, I cut the plastic to allow the wire to pull over to the spot.

Now I have night LEDs and LED brake lights.
bulb turn and reverse lights. and bulb drivers fog light.
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That's right, I knew that...just becoming forgetful . Ya it only comes on with the fog lights and on one side. Porsche must have figured that when we turn on our fog lights we are actually in fog and it would be helpful if some one doesn't rear end because of the limited sight.

That is cool what you did, I'll have to take one back off and try that. LED parking lights nice!
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Good idea!!! Thanks

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I just ordered and installed the depo lights as well. The outside LEDs are the rear fog lights, and just the drivers side works anyway.

So what I did was to plug the outside LEDs into the rear light blub spot, NOT the Brake light spot, but the spot that lights up as part of the rear night lights. The problem is that the wire is too short. So to avoid cutting the wire, I cut the plastic to allow the wire to pull over to the spot.

Now I have night LEDs and LED brake lights.
bulb turn and reverse lights. and bulb drivers fog light.
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I've had them for about 6 months. Love them.
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@Shawn - do you have a full rear picture?

Your car looks great BTW.

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