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Old 03-17-2018, 09:28 AM   #1
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Clear Headlights - 99 986 base

Finally replaced the burnt looking amber headlights with new Magneti Marelli halogen clear headlights. Nothing new here, but, so satisfying after $900.00 and 45 minutes. I highly recommend. Sharing some happiness.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:34 AM   #2
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Finally replaced the burnt looking amber headlights with new Magneti Marelli halogen clear headlights. Nothing new here, but, so satisfying after $900.00 and 45 minutes. I highly recommend. Sharing some happiness.
Looks good. Because the headlight assemblies on the 986 are so prominent they need to look good so having clear lenses makes a huge difference
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:49 AM   #3
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Yep, new, clear headlights make a huge difference, very nice
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Looks great! Almost bought those on EBay for my '99, but the "fit vehicle " feature said it wouldn't fit. I don't see why it wouldn't. Did you have to buy the corner pieces separately?
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Looks great! Almost bought those on EBay for my '99, but the "fit vehicle " feature said it wouldn't fit. I don't see why it wouldn't. Did you have to buy the corner pieces separately?
Yes, they will fit. All 986 headlights are interchangeable.
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:33 AM   #6
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I bought them from parts geek. They are intended for the 2002 model on their site. However, they fit my '99 just fine. And yes, I had to order the triangles separately. I also changed out the side markers for clear. I replaced the tailights with the all-red version from Suncoast parts. All of this really updated the car nicely.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:35 AM   #7
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You have pics of the rear and potentially part numbers for all?
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:04 AM   #8
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I don't have part numbers, but, I can help this way. On the Parts Geek site you just need to search for headlights as if your car is a 2003 Boxster. Then you can will get to this link. I had mentioned searching a 2002 model but I was wrong about that.

https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2003/porsche/boxster/body_electrical/headlight_assembly.html

That gets you to the halogen clear lights. The price seems to have gone up a little bit. 500$ each.

Then for Suncoast you can find the red tail lights. link.

https://www.********************************************** ******.com/product/550986LK.html

I also bought the clear side markers from Suncoast Parts for $98. All of this made the car look new. My last step will be to replace the leather on the seats. At this point I'm polishing the paint with a DA and correcting polish.

I'm happy to post a pic of the tail lights later on today. It's subtle, but, they look good.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:13 AM   #9
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Suncoast Parts Red Tail Light kit (986) $469.00.
For some reason the link didn't work, but, a search for the above line will get you there.
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Red Tail Lights like 50th Anniversary 550

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Old 07-22-2018, 06:51 AM   #11
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Clear side markers with new halogen clear headlights.

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What did you do with your old headlights and taillights?
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:05 PM   #13
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The old parts are just sitting in may garage in the boxes from the new parts. Hadn't really made any effort to sell them. I certainly don't need them.
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