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Old 09-06-2011, 07:37 AM   #1
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Amberectomy?

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After spending the afternoon looking at my headlamp assemblies yesterday (removing the bumper cover to replace the center radiator), I started Googling de-ambering the car. I came across some posts on rennlist about using a soldering iron to detach the orange from the lens from the inside. I still can't find the DIY for it, but what I find has led me to ask this question:

The posts I have read all refer to the "Litronic" lights. I don't know if users are just using it as a generic term for the headlamp unit. I don't have Litronics though, just the standard headlamp assembly (2002 Boxster S). Is this procedure exclusive to the Litronic option? Or does it work on all ambered headlamps?

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Old 09-06-2011, 09:58 AM   #2
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look at your lights.

there are two "styles" - one where the front plastic is orange and one where the front plastic is clear and the orange is inside the light.

you can perform an amberectomy on the second style. the second style simply has an orange coating on the reflective portion of the light that can be heated and pulled from the light housing.

if the plastic front portion of the turn signals are orange, these can not be deambered.

these can be deambered:


these can not:
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:28 AM   #3
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Thanks - didn't think I'd be so lucky. I have the un-deamber-able kind

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