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Old 08-27-2015, 10:09 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Tail Lights - Depo Brand from Ebay

Hey folks - looking at upgrading my current stock 2001 tail lights. Has anyone ever ordered and installed these Depo tail lights from Ebay ? How do they fit ? Pictures?


USA Depo 97 04 Porsche Boxster 986 Roadster Euro Red Smoke LED Tail Lights | eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FREE-SHIP-DEPO-USA-97-04-PORSCHE-BOXSTER-986-Roadster-Red-Clear-LED-TAIL-LIGHT-/121733779907?fits=Make%3APorsche%7CModel%3ABoxster

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Old 08-27-2015, 10:26 AM   #2
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Fit is fine. Function is fine. They look decent, but I thought the clear style in your link looked a bit "cheap". After 2 years, I replaced them with Dectane tail lights (original Depo, hard to find).
I think the smoked set looks better on most cars.

Of course, some would say that my Dectane tail lights look cheap and, errrr...um...too "Asian street racer".
It's all a matter of personal opinion.




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Old 08-27-2015, 12:03 PM   #3
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Funny, I think the smoked ones look cheap!
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I installed them in June. I really like them. I also installed the clear side markers.
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I have them and I have bought from that seller with no issues. I like the clear but everyone has their own likes and dislikes

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I really like them on darker cars, like Bruce's above. That looks great
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smoked looks great on the white / silver cars!
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Great input guys - those who have them on their cars could you post some pics of them... just want to have a better look at them. I find they really give the car a good update look to the car. I'd like to see the smoke and clear ones in real people's pics... my car is the Orient Red so wondering which of the two would look best.
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Love the look of them...and GREAT taste in color BruceH..



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Love the look of them...and GREAT taste in color BruceH..
Thanks! You have outstanding taste as well
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I like them.

IMG_4796 2000 Porsche Boxster by Ian Murray, on Flickr

IMGL5856 My Porsche by Ian Murray, on Flickr
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Man, this thread makes me want to go buy a pair of those clear taillights so bad, even though mine work fine, just ugly.
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Man, this thread makes me want to go buy a pair of those clear taillights so bad, even though mine work fine, just ugly.
Agree! That forum is going to ruin us
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Anybody has a black Boxster with these clear tail lights?
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I see from the Ebay sellers website that you have to transfer the OEM circuit board over to the new LED tail lights. For those of you that have done that are you using the traditional bulbs or are you using LED bulbs into the existing bulb locations ? If you are using LED bulbs are there any mods needed to use them ?
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FYI: the only bulbs that remain in place are reverse and turn signal. Kram and I tried several different LED bulbs in his, but the results were not good (not bright enough).
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I use traditional bulbs. My turn signal is the stealth silver, no obvious amber! I also wired the fog LED to the brake LED so that both come on. The problem is, the first press of the brake pedal yields the original brake lights. The second press will activate the original brake lights AND the fogs. I have tried everything that I can think of to get both to work on the first press all of the time but have been unable, so, I just live with it. Others have had the same problem. The lights work as they are supposed to, it is only if you want to modify the wiring and get both lights(fog and brake) to illuminate that you will be frustrated. The lights are excellent quality IMO and have held up well. No problems there.
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Wow they really do look nice and gives the back end a face (azz) lift! Looks like everyone has gone with the clear tail lights and not the smoke tail lights... any reason for that choice guys? Is the tail lights simple to install - plug and play or are their steps needed for rookies ?

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