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Old 12-28-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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Boxster Headlights

Are there any difference with the headlight design on the Boxster between the 1999 - 2005 ?

Just interested in being able to swap out headlights from one model year to another.

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Old 12-28-2006, 09:44 AM   #2
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Just the amber turns clear, direct install unless your upgrading to the factory HID's then some additional wiring is required i believe.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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Hey, Travis...I just changed mine. I have a 99 Box and the clear halogen light that I use to change it came from 02.

I think you could go as far as 02 only and from 03 and up has headlight washers on it or it's Litronics already, but not really sure
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Yeah I seen a set of litronics for sale from a 2004 off eBay and was wondering if they would fit, but when I went to Suncoast they did not request a year for the Boxster only if you want clear corners and if you had washers or not.
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I would call them again and tell them what year is your car. I did the same thing and before i put on my order, that's when I found out that 04' won't fit into my 99.

Are you planning to go Litronics? Is that same as Factory HID like what CJ has mentioned?
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:27 AM   #6
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Yeap going with HID (Litronic) headlights, car goes to the shop for the 30k this afternoon and from there the body shop for a makeover (Aero I kit) and will pop in the headlights as soon as I order and get them.

Wife was very giving this year at Christmas

But get this, she got a brand new Aero I Kit (Original Porsche, not aftermarket) off eBay for $1200.00 shipped. Perfect condition and all hardware included.
The guy that listed it spelt Aero and Boxster the same way my wife does (wrong) and nobody but my wife placed a bid

Travis now does the "Happy Dance"
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:45 AM   #7
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Dengit...$1200 only? dude, that's a steal....WOW! I wish my wife could sit infront of the computer and go to e-bay site and watch for kit hehehehehe!

post pix when done, coo?
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:06 PM   #8
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Travis, I plan on getting the '03 Halogens (come without the amber) rather than the considerably more expensive Litronics. A set just went on ebay for $910.00 and they can be had for around $895.00 to $1,000.00 from some of the dealers. You usually have to buy the clear triangles for them (around $55.00). I don't drive that much at night and mainly want the clear for aesthetic reasons. For the amount of driving I do at night the current Halogens on my '02 are quite adequate. I would check out both Pelican Parts and Suncoast for pricing. Hope this helps,

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Thanks Allen, my reasons are the same as yours; just a toss up for me on the clear or litronic, leaning towards litronic at the moment (but you never know)
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:26 PM   #10
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For the 986 the compatability split on halogen headlight assemblies is '97-'02 and then '03-'04.

For the Litronics in a 986 there is only one set that fits 1999-04, you'll want:

996 631 157 01 (Left)
996 631 158 01 (Right)
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