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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Early Boxster Interior Light - is it really from a Peugeot? Reply with quote

The interior light in my 2000 S has a broken retaining clip on it and it keeps dropping down. It is the early type so only rocks in the housing for off/doors/ and on positions. In trying to source a replacement I've notice that a new 'Porsche' part in about £50 and breakers only tend to sell the whole roof latch/alarm sensors and light assembly for about the same money. However on looking closely the light has Talbot/Peugeot/Citroen branding moulded into it and from my research look suspiciously like the on used on a Peugeot 205 from the late 80s. Can anyone confirm this as they are a lot cheaper from Peugeot and from breakers.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is that a previous owner of your car has already had an issue with the interior light switch and taken the cheaper option.

Your choice is whether to follow his lead or go back to OEM.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, however as the currently fitted item fits both the aperture and the loom and is a perfect fit but for the broken plastic clip/tang I suspect it is the same part in which case it would be OEM. The PO seems to have been pretty fastidious about fitting Porsche parts according to the records that came with the vehicle. There are many parts common across various brands that come from the OEM specialists, its just a case of identifying them.

Anyone out there got an early Boxster they could have a look at the back of the interior light fitting?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could easily be the same part but I'd be very surprised if the original was marked 'Peugeot/Talbot/Citroen'.

Porsche are pretty fastidious about such things too. Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair point, the brand is only a minor tooling change for the OEM supplier. Also change could have happened prior to PO without his knowledge although he'd had it for 8 years.
 
  
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