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Old 12-29-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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headlight spirit level

What is the purpose of the spirit level in the passenger side headlight of the '99 986? I ask the question because I have just received a replacement pair of headlights and neither side has the level built in to it.

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Old 01-01-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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That is an original headlamp. The level was used for headlight aiming.

This lamp has been superceded and the newer model(s) don't have them.

If your D-side lamp is missing it, it has been replaced after the part was superceded.

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Old 01-02-2010, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info! I suspected that the D-side had been replaced because of the difference in fogging on the lens, and this obviously confirms it. A matched pair of used lights seems to be a hard thing to find as even the replacement lights I got, apparently from the same car, aren't quite the same. I should probably stop being such a cheap guy and just buy a pair of new ones!

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