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Old 07-09-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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Feedback on Depo 986 clear tail lights!

Im planning on purchasing depo 986 tail lights. can anyone give me some info or anything on why or why not to buy them?? terrible fit?? good fit?? hard to wire?? need to buy other stuff to function properly?? etc etc. anything is helpful.

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Old 07-09-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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I have the clears... very good fit, wiring is simple, and no, you don't need to buy anything else. Wow the price has really gone up!!!
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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I love the look of my DEPO's



I wired mine so that both LED's come on with the brakes. Another alternative is to make one of the LED's a turn signal. You can find the instructions here:

Anti-Bling Porsche Boxster DIY's: Boxster, Depot brand tail lights, make turn signal LED

Excellent fit, easy to install
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I have the smoked instead of the clears. They seem more stock looking and fit a sliver or red car better in my opine. I've gotten a few compliments from Porsche people.
The fit is fine but you have to fiddle with the cables like BruceH poins out. And a one point at I had to turn on the headlights twice to get the taillights to turn on. That quirk went away on its own some how but it cost me a ticket early on.

LED's in general are much more visible than the stock unit.
When I use the parking light during the day for instance, it's impossible to miss from even a few blocks away, handy for those drivers that always keep too close to parked cars. One nearly took off my leg when I was getting out once. I've also been rear ended many times at night, some drivers perched up in the SUV's just don't pay attention to cars that sit low, especially dark colored ones.
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Another happy customer here.

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Is that your DIY respray? Bumperettes are giving it away. Looks good though.
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Haha! Yes, it is and thanks
It's a picture from right after I finished, so the paint is still on them.

I had a lot of trouble getting the paint off the bumperettes, so I just plasti-dipped them.
They look much better now and they match my side intakes and wheels

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Old 07-10-2014, 04:41 PM   #8
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Here's one with smoked tail light
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:46 PM   #9
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Those tail lights look very cool.
I wonder if they allow them in CA?

Need a movie in the dark showing the effects.

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Another happy customer here.

I have to ask, what is your connection/obsession with Potatoes?

You've had potatoes in your tagline, and you've mentioned them in posts and now on the lic plate.

What does it mean?
Is it a inside joke of some kind?
Or do you simply like Potatoes for no particular reason?

Do tell.
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Need help here. I have a lapis blue 2002 with clear headlights. I did clear side markers. I just cant decide between smoked and clear. Clear match the other lights, but smoked blend with the color better.
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Need help here. I have a lapis blue 2002 with clear headlights. I did clear side markers. I just cant decide between smoked and clear. Clear match the other lights, but smoked blend with the color better.
I have Lapis Blue and like the clear. You can see a picture of mine a few posts up. I also have the clear headlights.
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......I have to ask, what is your connection/obsession with Potatoes?

You've had potatoes in your tagline, and you've mentioned them in posts and now on the lic plate.

What does it mean?
Is it a inside joke of some kind?
Or do you simply like Potatoes for no particular reason?

Do tell.
Potatoes can make you develop good character

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Read more: Importance of Potatoes
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nice tail lights. The best aftermarket ones for the 986 anyway
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I have to ask, what is your connection/obsession with Potatoes?

You've had potatoes in your tagline, and you've mentioned them in posts and now on the lic plate.

What does it mean?
Is it a inside joke of some kind?
Or do you simply like Potatoes for no particular reason?

Do tell.
Fact # 45,763 - Honey fried potatoes make great catfish bait.
Fact # 72 - Rubbing the cold face of a half-sliced potato on a bunion will relieve pain.
Fact # 849 - A potato placed on the roof of your car will keep cats from climbing on your car (related: see Fact # 867).
Fact # 1,032,749 - Lays potato chips smell the same on the way in as they do on the way out. This can be useful.
Fact # 245,368 - Mashed potatoes with garlic can be used as shampoo in a pinch.
Fact # 75,724 - Potatoes were originally cultivated by trolls, which is why they will still turn to stone if exposed to direct full moon light after midnight. Coincidentally, this also makes them a great impromptu weapon against trolls.
Fact # 867 - Coating your car with the left over oil from frying potatoes will make bird poo slide off immediately, never taking hold.
Fact # 1,276 - In order to levitate oneself, a potato must be held in each hand while executing the Veronda Symposium.
Fact # 17,851 - Potato soup, eaten thrice daily, will increase virility.
Fact # 623,485 - French fries have the ability to quantum teleport, but can only teleport to under the nearest car seat or couch. This has it uses, though limited.
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Can we smoke it? I mean the potato, not the tail lights. What's the official take on that?
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Russett pototaoes have more antioxidants than a pomegranate. Although I can never quiet figure out which is a Russett at the supermarket. They just say Idaho.

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