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Darthmjh
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Front Light Connector Help Needed Reply with quote

I have an issue where the front light on one side won’t work. It looks like it is the connector that the light goes into.

The white connector in the wing moves left and right and up and down.

As it moves, it doesn’t always make a good connection.

Is it meant to move or should something be fixing it in place?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I presume you are talking abot the headight. If so yes the socket does move and it is well known for poor contacts. I replaced one a while ago same part as a Boxter iirc.
You can establish a good contact by using contact cleaner and if you remove the inner wing plastic wiggle it in place with the headlight pod in situ.
Replacement of the socket requires a special tool to extract the terminals.
https://rennlist.com/forums/993-forum/773405-headlight-connector-disassembly.html
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same problem with one of my headlights. As Endoman says the solution is to partially remove the wheel liner to get access to the socket.

I’m getting this sorted next service
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar problem which I fixed by cleaning all the runners and applying silicon grease to them and around the rubber seal of the electrical conector. This reduced friction so it can find its own way in on insertion.

I also had a problem where the connector alignment wasn't quite correct so managed to bend one of the metal brackets a bit to solve this (obviously the car must have had a knock at some point in its past.

Sometimes the alignment lugs snap off around the connector. You could replace the connector on the lamp quite easily (I have done this), but the connector on the car is more difficult as it may be easier to change the loom section - I have not looked into this.

Until I did this I had to push the connector on from the wheel arch as suggested. However this is not possible on the LHS as there are water containers and other stuff in the way.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for the advice.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello.
I had a problem where my main beam wasn't working on one side. After all the usual investigations it turned out that one of the pins in the connector had 'pushed back' I was able to use a pair of wiring pliers and pull it back out and click it in to it's correct position.
Make sure all your pins are properly located.
Good luck.
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