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peterzoom
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2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: Fried egg style headlight gasket Reply with quote

The gaskets at the rear edge of my headlights (where the lens edge mates to the wing) is showing early signs of turning into a formless goo.
I stripped it off carefully and although there are Bosch makers marks and a Porsche part number it turns out that this item is not available as a stand alone part.
Very disappointing as the parts are clearly detachable and a little research shows that this has been quite a common failure over a significant number of years.
Has anyone found a source, other than buying a complete lamp unit?
I did contact Bosch directly but they can't supply it as a part either.
 
  
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911munKy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about the actual gasket but one option is to buy some thin rubber sheet and cut your own with a craft night and board using the original as a template. You should be able to do a reasonable job if you take your time.
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