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Old 03-14-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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HELP! Porsche Mk1 Headlights Wont LOCK in place!

So i recently purchased these Porsche 986 Boxster 996 MK1 Chrome LED DRL Projector Headlights | eBay

And i cannot get them to lock in place at all. Its like the mechanism wont catch. Someone on the forum suggest using a dremmal tool on the locking part but that hasnt worked . If anyone has these installed please leave some suggestions!!

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Old 03-14-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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Oh no.
This is a common problem with these...and water infiltration/condensation, and leds going out.

There have been discussions about removing material to get them to seat and lock (one guy doesn't even have them locked in, just sitting there ), but I never saw any pictures or clear descriptions of where/what to remove.
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I had the same issue and it was really frustrating. i shaved off some of the material in the housing to make it fit but i wasn't sure it I was shaving the right part. Long story short, now they are perfectly in place and do not come out.
3 tips:
1. reach out to the seller and ask for pictures so you can know where to shave/dremmel
2. the housing fits but I had to use a lot more force than needed for the original Bosch ones.
3. Jeff from ExtremeMotorsposts could send you information as to which shops have experience setting this up.

Hope this helps.

PS I LOVE how my Boxster looks with them on!
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:52 PM   #4
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I got them locked in but now the passenger side beam wont go on lol
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:34 PM   #5
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You probably either unseated the connector or broke it.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:41 PM   #6
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Or it's probably not all the way in, check by pushing it in, see if it lights up.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:01 PM   #7
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If you want to check the connector without taking the light back out, take the fasteners out of the front half of the inner fender liner. You should be able to get your hand in there and push on the connector from the back side.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:51 PM   #8
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no the DRL works the high beam works but the low beam which has a professionally installed HID kid are not working so ive narrowed it down to that. Will update here when i get it squared away
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How does this guy have 100% good feedback when he is selling an item for $1,000 that doesn't fit properly?

Bunch of suckers out there. People keep giving him good feedback and the issue will never be corrected. The guy should be slashing the price on these just to get rid of them and have the next batch made correctly.
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How does this guy have 100% good feedback when he is selling an item for $1,000 that doesn't fit properly?

Bunch of suckers out there. People keep giving him good feedback and the issue will never be corrected. The guy should be slashing the price on these just to get rid of them and have the next batch made correctly.
I totally agree. I'd be returning them with a nasty note.

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