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Old 02-06-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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US lights on euro 986

Would installing all around (OK side blinkers shouldn't be an issue) US lights on a european 986 be a straight swap or is something more involved? Are there any differences in bulb positions?

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Old 02-06-2011, 03:11 PM   #2
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The headlights are different between right and left hand drive cars. As long as you are putting the US lights on a left hand drive car you should be fine.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:38 PM   #3
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It's a left hand drive car, but in Mike Focke's deambering how-to there was a mention about converting the fog lights to running lights and for a reason i cannot remember I got the impression it might have sthng to do with euro-us differences. Also I was under the impression there is a difference in wattage somewhere.

Anyway, then it's a straight hook-up for both front and rear lights: take old one off the connector, hook up the new one.

Same if you buy only lenses (without the bulb carrier)?
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I don't think you can buy just the lenses - the headlights are sold as complete assemblies
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:26 AM   #5
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if you are fortunate enough to have euro lights with the upsweep to right , i sure wouldn't install american market lights. the euro put way more usable light onto the road and right side where the road signs are.

the only reason i could see doing what you are suggesting is to pass a road safety inspection.

the deamber is a a different issue.

i would love a set of euro HID for my 987, but going retrofit will probably be easier.

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