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Old 04-11-2015, 04:28 AM   #1
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Can I remove the amber????

Hi, is there anyway of removing the amber from my 2001 headlights? A clear set on ebay are around $700........any ideas?

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Old 04-11-2015, 05:42 AM   #2
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Particlewave will be along shortly. Search for deamber. Yes, that layer of Amber can be dremeled away carefully.
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Hi, can't find any DIY on my style of light??.
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http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/51810-our-amber-headlights-can-de-ambered.html
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Here you go...

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/51810-our-amber-headlights-can-de-ambered.html

and...

http://986forum.com/forums/diy-project-guides/34492-remove-amber-film-headlights.html



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Hi, I think I may be being really stupid here but I have read the threads and it just seem to talk about buying new units? What I was looking for is a step by step explanation of how i remove all the amber color. Do I need to remove the light if so how? What is the actual best way to remove the amber color? Etc etc
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Hi, I think I may be being really stupid here but I have read the threads and it just seem to talk about buying new units? What I was looking for is a step by step explanation of how i remove all the amber color. Do I need to remove the light if so how? What is the actual best way to remove the amber color? Etc etc
You might want to revisit this thread.

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/51810-our-amber-headlights-can-de-ambered.html
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Hi,

Just read the full thread and again must be missing something?. No info on removing the light and a step by step of what to do? A few pics of before and after but nothing I can use to start the project.........
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Just read the full thread and again must be missing something?. No info on removing the light and a step by step of what to do? A few pics of before and after but nothing I can use to start the project.........
He gives all the info on how to remove the amber. If you don't know how to remove or figure out how to your headlight, you might want to rethink trying this project.
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:06 AM   #10
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But the lights on his are different to mine, he has amber side and mine is a on the outside, I think this is where my confusion is coming from. Please see mine below

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Hi,

Just read the full thread and again must be missing something?. No info on removing the light and a step by step of what to do? A few pics of before and after but nothing I can use to start the project.........
Quiz questions:
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1) How long did it take PW to complete one lens?
63 minutes

2)What speed should the Dremel tool be set to?
Slow is the key. I set the Dremel to its slowest speed

3)How thick is the lens over the turn signal area?
The bulk of the lens (main portion) is 3mm thick. The turn signal area is just over 6mm thick...

4)What lubricant is suggested?
use a thin lubricant like WD-40

5)What forum makes PW sad?
the 996 ForumClick this link

6)What UK member made a follow-up post, displaying pictures of his headlights being de-ambered?
BoxPaulie

7)Are there threads and videos about how to remove the headlights on a 986?
YesClick this link


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Hmm... the corner pieces are removable; just buy clear corners. Particlewave covers how to remove the amber from the other section in the thread linked to above. There's no info on how to remove the light because that's awfully easy - it's covered in your owner's manual. If you don't have a manual, google it.
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78F350, you must have posted as I was typing my response to his last post. Well done; funny stuff. I'm a little bewildered at this point!
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Guys so sorry, I have not used this forum for ages and only saw the first page, didn't realize it was over 3 pages!!! Sorry.

I get dickhead award for the weekend !!
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Guys so sorry, I have not used this forum for ages and only saw the first page, didn't realize it was over 3 pages!!! Sorry.

I get dickhead award for the weekend !!
No harm, no foul. You did have me questioning whether you'd suffered brain damage at some point during the last couple of years, though. Glad to hear it was just a simple mistake. Good luck.
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Thanks KJC, I sold my last Boxster 2 years ago and just bought my new one a few weeks ago so got back on the forum.....still a little rusty!

I did sounds like a total fool.......

Sorry again...
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Don't worry about it and welcome back!
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Guys so sorry, I have not used this forum for ages and only saw the first page, didn't realize it was over 3 pages!!! Sorry.

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No harm, no foul. You did have me questioning whether you'd suffered brain damage at some point during the last couple of years, though. Glad to hear it was just a simple mistake. Good luck.
Same here... no intent to ridicule you. Just hoping to push you in the right direction and have some fun with it. Welcome back.

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