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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the ones you took out lol

I did not like the look either when they are not on so fitted some film over to hide them. When lit though they do give a great daytime running light

You can see my write up in my journal
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohh water ingress protection! Good idea Thumb

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same idea but with parking lights and DRls
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very clever!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohh I like that !

I guess I could re-commission the fog lights in that fashion Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had original front ducts on my old 993 but I ripped them out and replaced with standard fogs, which are NOT cheap.

Just a personal thing

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dommorton wrote:
jonttt wrote:
If your just looking to replace the crap looking OEM fog light units


They don't look crap at all if you bite the bullet and buy new ones.

One of my fog units was smashed in a contraflow by a flying cone base. Those things are heavy. So I got a new fog light and it looks spectacular. And for £170 (from memory) it should. Need to replace the other one to match now *sigh*
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jonttt wrote:
There is another option if your just looking to replace the crap looking OEM fog light units = the original Audi RS fog lights from the same era. Apparently it shared the porsche 993 bumper apertures so it could use the 993's indicator units but it's fog light units look much better and should be a straight fit ? I've never seen them on a 993 though Dont know


John, were these the ones you were thinking of?



Based on Mk3 Golf VR6 Fog and shorter duct. I like them but the price is even higher than the round fog units.

Re: the Ebay ones, I had a chat (email) with the guys and they come with no connections for the lights so spade connectors etc are the way to go, to attach to the little LED units.

These are my personal favourites. Porscheshop sell some (replicas?) for around £220 but "modification to bumper is necessary" Question

Without the bumperettes:


This on the other hand nooo

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
Same idea but with parking lights and DRls


I really like this idea. How have you wired the DRL's? Is there a new switch - or have you used the fog light switch?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that supposed to say Techart do you think Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I have moved my post to this thread as I think I sent to the wrong thread the first time.

Michael Taverner wrote:
Hi ,

I purchased some of these a while back, Have had them painted to match the car, but the lights are super dim. Need to fit leds and have inspected and tried to open the unit to change bulbs seems difficult There is a slot on the side where I could put a screw driver and leaver, but before I break something can anybody guide me please.

Images copied from jontt's page which is very helpful indeed, but does not answer my question

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have posted in here too as I dont know what is going on either;

Yes, screw driver in the side and twist

I have tried 5 different bulbs and these are the best by far

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

9MLS and Jontt

Thanks very much for your replies. Given the confidence, have got the light unit open and nothing broken. Now see what it is all about.

Thanks also for the bulb link and advice.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re the DRls. I used the fog relay socket and wired in a DRL dimmer. The DRLs dim when sidelights are on and fog switch pulled, if you switch the fog switch off DRls work at full intensity. Counter intuitive but it works and rear fogs work as normal.
You could just pull the relay and bridge it without a dimming effect but the rear fogs only work when front fogs switched on.
I'll post a pic .
The Hella lamps are available on German ebay for fraction on the cost in UK.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is also on the imminent list... but I'd like to retain full fog/side light capability without any change of lighting option within the ducted housing. Is this possible "off the shelf"? Have I explained that properly?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobesetc wrote:
This is also on the imminent list... but I'd like to retain full fog/side light capability without any change of lighting option within the ducted housing. Is this possible "off the shelf"? Have I explained that properly?


side light can be integrated, usually a custom job as the side light (as below) is just a small light

but then again that's not the only direction to feed air to the brake ducts
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911UK wrote:
Tobesetc wrote:
This is also on the imminent list... but I'd like to retain full fog/side light capability without any change of lighting option within the ducted housing. Is this possible "off the shelf"? Have I explained that properly?


side light can be integrated, usually a custom job as the sight light (as below) is just a small light

but then again that's not the only direction to feed air to the brake ducts

These are the TechArt ones supplied by Gert, pain to fit, the side light bulb holders are flimsy and fitting the brake ducting requires a bit of surgery, most people don't bother so you just get a bit more air to the rads. Turbo S ones are much nicer imho and who needs fogs with Tore's hid kit.
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