Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-29-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: London
Posts: 2
Talking Which Philips LED Day (drl) Lights for my 986 ?

I'm new to the forum but have owned a 1999 986 boxster for 3 years. I'm in need of some knowledge / help 😫 on my latest project!! Want to source, buy and fit LED day (drl) lights but really not sure what to go for.. The philips day light 8 or 9 DRL seem good OEQ but I'm also torn between the philips luxeon day light guide LED's?! I'm not even sure of the difference as there are no reviews ! I just know the luxeon day light guides ate the most expensive 😬 If you have any knowledge or experience of any of these products or just general advice to pass on, it WILL be much appreciated!! Ta!!!
98610 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 12:53 PM   #2
On the slippery slope
 
JayG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,294
Garage
I was looking at those as well. Instead I did the fog light relay hack and use my fog lights as DRLs. I did change the H7s to LEDs

Do a search and you should fine some more info on both the Phillips LEDs and the hack
__________________
2004 Boxster S 6 speed - DRL relay hack, Polaris AutoTop DIY
2004 996 Targa Tip
Instructor - San Diego region, 2014 Porsche Performance Driving School
2013 C300, 2010 Jetta 2011 Mazda 3, 1998 Windstar - Dog van , 2004 F-150 "Big Red"
JayG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
Registered User
 
chipmunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 83
Garage
You need to find something that will fit the air intake. There are a number of posts on here and boxa.net on DRL installations.

This is what I fitted to mine - a single row of LEDs that were the brightest I could find.

__________________
2003 Boxster S
chipmunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 08:53 AM   #4
Registered User
 
evo-r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 378
I wired mine to the parking light and I removed the parking light bulbs (last picture was before the bulbs removal)... http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/46857-%40%40-cob-led-drl-%40%40.html



__________________
His: 2003 Boxster & 2008 MDX
Hers: 2011 Golf TDI

Last edited by evo-r; 09-30-2014 at 08:56 AM.
evo-r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 04:41 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 247
Garage
I have the Philips 4 LED strip...small, bright, fairly inconspicuous when not lit. I have the newer 986.2 bumper so not sure how they would look/fit on the 986.1

I installed the relay that turns them off when the headlights go on. I also added a dash switch to turn them completely off.

Name:  front_lip (Small).jpg
Views: 1288
Size:  69.4 KB

Name:  winter_986_small.jpg
Views: 1046
Size:  241.3 KB
tomonomics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 09:08 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: London
Posts: 2
Cheers for all the help & responses so far.. I'm slowly but surely making my mind up ! Chipmunk...which lights are those? Look great, exactley what I'm looking for! Look similar to the philips day light guides which are a single row of LED's? Cheers 👍
98610 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page