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Old 12-04-2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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headlight switch failure

Hey guys my headlight switch is failing , sometimes I have to turn the lights on then off 20 times before they'll turn on , I tried it with the stock bulbs and its the same thing. I searched and noticed other people had their headlight switch fail also.

My question to you guys is can I buy just the switch like this one -> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Brand-New-Porsche-Carrera-Headlight-Switch_W0QQitemZ130180553805QQihZ003QQcategoryZ426 13QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD6VQQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotoh osting

or do I need the switch and the knob like this -> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-986-Boxster-996-911-Headlight-switch-with-Knob_W0QQitemZ280170449762QQcmdZViewItem

Also would both / either of these work for 01 boxster S?

Btw I think I'm gonna sell the box, I dunno I think Im getting bored with it :gasp: looking at a 911 cab speed yellow tip 2002+ I like those headlights, or maybe a turbo cab but I want speed yellow and in tip and I cant seem to find any of those.

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Old 12-04-2007, 10:03 PM   #2
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Hey guys my headlight switch is failing , sometimes I have to turn the lights on then off 20 times before they'll turn on , I tried it with the stock bulbs and its the same thing. I searched and noticed other people had their headlight switch fail also.

My question to you guys is can I buy just the switch like this one -> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Brand-New-Porsche-Carrera-Headlight-Switch_W0QQitemZ130180553805QQihZ003QQcategoryZ426 13QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD6VQQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotoh osting

or do I need the switch and the knob like this -> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-986-Boxster-996-911-Headlight-switch-with-Knob_W0QQitemZ280170449762QQcmdZViewItem

Also would both / either of these work for 01 boxster S?

Btw I think I'm gonna sell the box, I dunno I think Im getting bored with it :gasp: looking at a 911 cab speed yellow tip 2002+ I like those headlights, or maybe a turbo cab but I want speed yellow and in tip and I cant seem to find any of those.

Thanks!
What you'll need is this part:



That is the actual headlight switch that you need to replace...
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:55 AM   #3
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What you'll need is this part:



That is the actual headlight switch that you need to replace...

Thats the part I need not the nob / switch that u actually turn? What is the part number for that part you gave, how much is it or where can I buy it?

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Anybody??? I need to order this part but need to get the right part.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:04 PM   #5
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Thats the part I need not the nob / switch that u actually turn? What is the part number for that part you gave, how much is it or where can I buy it?

Thanks!
Hey Pteam, yes, that is the part you need... the knob that you turn/touch, just goes in front of this, but this is the actual part that is worn out.

I believe the part number is:

996-613-535-00-M100

same part for the 986/996.

You can get it at your local dealer, pelican parts, suncoast porsche, and many other places...

See if your local dealer can match an internet price for you.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:59 AM   #6
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The switch you need is an Audi/VW part, (the Audi logo and part number are stamped on the side of the switch) which, if you get it at the Audi/VW dealer will be significantly less expensive than getting it from the Porsche dealer, or it was when I got mine anyway. Around $35. The Audi/VW part number is 4A0-905-849-B. Very good instructions can be gotten here. http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/ignitionswitchreplacement . or here. http://industryfigure.com/berkeley/Porsche/ignitionswitch.htm Its a little cramped under there but not too bad once you figure out where those darn little screws are and how to hold your left arm jusssssttttt so to get to them. Took me less than an hour start to finish. Be sure to disconnect your battery and be equally sure you have your radio code!

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Old 12-06-2007, 06:02 AM   #7
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I've got one I'll sell you for $25 plus whatever it costs to ship it to you.

Of course, the issue may be your ignition switch if you haven't replaced it recently. These crap out all the time and affect one or more accessories like headlights, climate control, windshield wipers, etc.

PM me if you're interested.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:18 AM   #8
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The switch you need is an Audi/VW part, (the Audi logo and part number are stamped on the side of the switch) which, if you get it at the Audi/VW dealer will be significantly less expensive than getting it from the Porsche dealer, or it was when I got mine anyway. Around $35. The Audi/VW part number is 4A0-905-849-B. Very good instructions can be gotten here. http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/ignitionswitchreplacement . or here. http://industryfigure.com/berkeley/Porsche/ignitionswitch.htm Its a little cramped under there but not too bad once you figure out where those darn little screws are and how to hold your left arm jusssssttttt so to get to them. Took me less than an hour start to finish. Be sure to disconnect your battery and be equally sure you have your radio code!

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I believe the Audi/VW switch is the older plastic style switch. Porsche has revised the switch, and the newer one is the one that I posted the link to in my previous post. I just replaced my switch a few months ago with the newer type.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:53 PM   #9
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Part bought off randall. Thanks guys for all the info!

BTW I just bought another viper 505hp convertible, my GF wants me to keep the box S thru the summer for her, I think I'll keep it for awhile or maybe list it for sale but not cheap and if a buyer doesnt come along for awhile than thats ok. But looks like I'll be keeping it for awhile
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I believe the Audi/VW switch is the older plastic style switch. Porsche has revised the switch, and the newer one is the one that I posted the link to in my previous post. I just replaced my switch a few months ago with the newer type.
Hey.. it was late, i was tired, and I misread his post as ignition switch!!! gezzzzz My post was purely related to the ignition switch, not the light switch. The part number I posted is the correct one for the IGNITION. I just replaced mine in October with that part number. (however, as someone else posted, when the ignition switch goes out, it affects lots of other systems. Just to add a little in my defense ) Sorry about that. I need more sleep

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Hey.. it was late, i was tired, and I misread his post as ignition switch!!! gezzzzz My post was purely related to the ignition switch, not the light switch. The part number I posted is the correct one for the IGNITION. I just replaced mine in October with that part number. (however, as someone else posted, when the ignition switch goes out, it affects lots of other systems. Just to add a little in my defense ) Sorry about that. I need more sleep

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Hey bob no problem. Thanks for your help.

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