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Old 09-25-2015, 08:06 AM   #1
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Got clipped in a parking lot yesterday

Can someone let me know if the small damaged section can be replaced alone, or does the whole headlight assembly need to be replaced?

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Pretty sure the corner piece is separate but make 'em pay for a whole headlight
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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The corner lens is a separate piece.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/1047/POR_1047_BDYEXT_pg1.htm#item2
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:40 AM   #4
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Thanks! Is this something a body shop should do, or is it pretty straightforward to replace?
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It just snaps on. Takes about 30 seconds to slide the headlight out and replace.
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I found this youtube showing the removal of the whole headlight assembly, which is pretty cool!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D65x8G1f6AI

But I am still unclear about how to replace the corner section. Once the assembly is out, does that piece just unclip?
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Yes, it just has 3 small clips.
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Thanks again! I appreciate the help.
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That looks to be the corner unit that has a hole for the headlight washer. Same process but different part.
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This one, right?
2001 Porsche Boxster Base Convertible - Exterior Trim - Page 1

The youtube I found earlier might have mentioned this, but I have no audio at work.. What size ratchet is used to loosen the headlight assembly?
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5mm i think.
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This one, right?
2001 Porsche Boxster Base Convertible - Exterior Trim - Page 1

The youtube I found earlier might have mentioned this, but I have no audio at work.. What size ratchet is used to loosen the headlight assembly?
That is the correct part.
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That blows!!!
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Suncoast has them a bit cheaper:

Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories Triangle Headlight Trim

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Old 09-26-2015, 10:27 PM   #16
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Finnegan, I have set of those corners. When I bought a used set of headlights(Litronics) for my car it came with those corners, but my car was without washers. I ended up buying new set. I think I broke one of 3 tabs on one side, but don't remember which one. Let me know if you are interested.
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Hi Armen,

Thank you, yes, I am interested! I need the driver's side. Could you check to see if that is the side with the broken clip?
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Thanks for the Suncoast link, Tony!
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You are in Oregon, contact Sunset Porsche, they have lower prices most of the time.
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Finn, PM sent to you with some photos.
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