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Robertb
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: New Xenon bulbs... options? Reply with quote

I am thinking of getting new Xenon bulbs for my bi-xenon 4S... at 14 yrs old they have undoubtedly deteriorated and bulb technology has moved on.

Can anyone suggest best brands, output, colour intensity etc which is road legal?
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered some Osram Zenarc NightBreaker Unlimited... I'm sure they will be an improvement over the standard ones.

Are they just 'plug and play' or do I have to have the self levelling or aim recalibrated?

Only issue is fitting them, since a bandito previous owner stole the toolkit with the light removal tool!

If anyone is interested, there is a 20% off offer on all orders at Powerbulbs.com
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone done this recently? I am also keen to hear - I also want to put LED lights into the parks, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You did well Sir, knowledgeable chap on the RR32oc swears by your Osrams.

Given you presumably have Litronics your assembly has lenses to focs the light and you'll install the bulbs in the exact same place, figure aim will be good to go.

As for the auto-levelling, if it is anything like that R32, that system is independent of the bulbs themselves. They calibrate every time you turn the key in the ignition. Back in the day, when I had had the assemblies out in the past or unattached the sensor (on the suspension arm), you would hear them go into a frenzy and calibrate on turning the ignition in the R32 for the first time post work.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOJO wrote:
Anyone done this recently? I am also keen to hear - I also want to put LED lights into the parks, etc.


I have recently done a full upgrade of all my external bulbs, remind me again, are 'parks' the same as sidelights?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to buy one recently, Rob. The tool died mid job from what I can only imagine as metal fatigue:

https://www.porscheshop.co.uk/headlight-removal-tool-996-boxster.html

Drove with one yellow halogen in one side and a white one in the other to the OPC to borrow one out of the front of one of their cars! haha
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