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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:13 pm    Post subject: Gen 1 headlights Reply with quote

I have xenon but I cant say there much good, is this the norm.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Gen 1 headlights Reply with quote

Steve Wright wrote:
I have xenon but I cant say there much good, is this the norm.


I use these https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/d2s-osram-night-breaker-laser-xenarc-next-generation.html

they are pretty good as against stock.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Gen 1 headlights Reply with quote

jl-c wrote:
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I have xenon but I cant say there much good, is this the norm.


I use these https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/d2s-osram-night-breaker-laser-xenarc-next-generation.html

they are pretty good as against stock.


edit: spelling Floor

Cool, didn't know they did upgrade xenon bulbs .
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The headlights on mine are about the best I’ve ever had on any car, I couldn’t believe how good they were the first time I drove mine at night. Are you sure yours aren’t faulty? Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The headlights on mine are about the best I’ve ever had on any car, I couldn’t believe how good they were the first time I drove mine at night. Are you sure yours aren’t faulty? Confused

What cars have you had, there prehistoric now . New stuff is a 100 times better 😆
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Wright wrote:
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The headlights on mine are about the best I’ve ever had on any car, I couldn’t believe how good they were the first time I drove mine at night. Are you sure yours aren’t faulty? Confused

What cars have you had, there prehistoric now . New stuff is a 100 times better 😆


I’ve owned approx 50 cars in my time, I currently have a new BMW with the upgrade led lights and a new Navara Tekna, the 997 has better lights than both of those.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gray79 wrote:
Steve Wright wrote:
Gray79 wrote:
The headlights on mine are about the best I’ve ever had on any car, I couldn’t believe how good they were the first time I drove mine at night. Are you sure yours aren’t faulty? Confused

What cars have you had, there prehistoric now . New stuff is a 100 times better 😆


I’ve owned approx 50 cars in my time, I currently have a new BMW with the upgrade led lights and a new Navara Tekna, the 997 has better lights than both of those.

That's phenomenal. Your bulbs must have been updated that's all I can think.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, my Xenons are excellent, if yours are poor they are either not working properly or somebody has swapped them out for the standard halogens... have you checked they are actually xenons?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Wright wrote:
Gray79 wrote:
Steve Wright wrote:
Gray79 wrote:
The headlights on mine are about the best I’ve ever had on any car, I couldn’t believe how good they were the first time I drove mine at night. Are you sure yours aren’t faulty? Confused

What cars have you had, there prehistoric now . New stuff is a 100 times better 😆


I’ve owned approx 50 cars in my time, I currently have a new BMW with the upgrade led lights and a new Navara Tekna, the 997 has better lights than both of those.

That's phenomenal. Your bulbs must have been updated that's all I can think.


That is a possibility, I’ve never checked to see if they are standard or not.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My headlights are also really good, I’ve got two other cars both with LED headlights and they are on a par with these, I’d check your bulbs ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My headlights are also really good, I’ve got two other cars both with LED headlights and they are on a par with these, I’d check your bulbs ?

Think I better , one of the candles may not be on 😆
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is changing a xenon bulb the same as any normal bulb, just pop headlight out and remove the back
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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is changing a xenon bulb the same as any normal bulb, just pop headlight out and remove the back


Little bit more involved, should be a tool in the tool key like a long hex key inserts into a Invisible hole in the carpet in the Frunk, a good hard twist and the hole headlight unit unlocks and slides forward, unplug then unscrew the cover at the back to expose the internals !

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just to add to Lee,s post ..

Plastic box which is behind the tool cubby . front boot , panel at the rear with x2 plastic screws you twist and it will pull forward ..

take the long allen key tool ..

Remove the round rubber bung behind the carpet .. this just pulls outwards .. its behind the headlight and under the carpet so look in this area ... plastic screw holds carpet in its position , unscrew it .

Insert the allen key and wiggle it until it seats then turn ... for the life of me i can't remember which way to turn it but one way unlocks and the other will just be solid ..

headlamp will push forward .. lift it out and check for any harness still fitted .. some light units have a seperate harness ..

remove .. change bulb .. use wd40 or similar in the guide tubes .. this will help with reinstalling .

Look at the base of the headlight .. x2 .. well four plastic feet .. align these with the runners they sit in ..

gently push the headlight back into place and use the locking tool to " put it home " .. a click will indicate its seated .

never force these in place .. if tight then remove and try again .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh that's cool I have had lights out on previous Porsche's just checking there is no difference once you get them out changing the bulbs. I've seen some hazard warning stickers on xenon bulbs before.
Just had the car serviced and the height sensor was seized so a new one was fitted and I've not tried the lights since maybe that will help if they was pointing to low.
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