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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Going back to ambers on 993 C2S Reply with quote

Hi all,

I am sure this is an easy one for you guys, but being a mechanical half wit - I wanted to ask before I went and bought the parts.

My 993 has the darker rear lenses fitted and white front fogs. I think the car would look better with the original amber lenses fitted at the rear and amber side indicators.

I'm also thinking about fitting the more clean fog lights - I hope you know what I mean - they are like a casing and look far better than what I have at the moment.

Are these simple 'pop out and pop new one in' type jobs (I fear not) or does it need to be dealt with by a professional (i.e not me)

Thanks so much in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what you mean on fogs but indicators come out by undoing a single screw.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks. That is within even my capabilities.

Re: Fogs - I mean like this car

https://rennlist.com/forums/attachments/parts-marketplace/884686d1415392179-black-porsche-993-fog-light-brake-intake-93-98-juyt.jpg
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, brake ducts with fogs.

Several threads on these eg http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=108233&highlight=ducts
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: Going back to ambers on 993 C2S Reply with quote

jpsand993c2s wrote:
My 993 has the darker rear lenses fitted and white front fogs. I think the car would look better with the original amber lenses fitted at the rear and amber side indicators.

How about amber front indicators and side repeaters, but keep the red rears? This is what I have (won't someone think of the purists Grin)
gunner wrote:
Not sure what you mean on fogs but indicators come out by undoing a single screw.

It's worth adding that the indicators slide out towards the front of the car (ie: at right angles to the fixing screw) - if you pull sideways (ie: direction of screw) you'll break the plastic mounting tabs on the back, assuming that they're not already broken.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - it's all swap & change, and each to their own!

Mine is a Polar C2 (NB), and I currently have ambers at the rear and clears at the front, but I've just ordered some ambers for the front to match the repeaters.
However - I really want some 'reds' for the rear instead of the ambers, so if you are selling your red rears if you do this job, let me know.... Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS wrote:

However - I really want some 'reds' for the rear instead of the ambers, so if you are selling your red rears if you do this job, let me know.... Thumb


Tried sending you a PM, but it seems to be hanging in my outbox:

Oddly enough, and at great expense, I'm changing from red rears to ambers on my 96 C2. (I just changed my white fronts and side repeaters to ambers last week).

I will be selling my red rears as soon as the new amber rears arrive. (I'm abroad at the moment, back in UK on 12th July, so they will be available very shortly after this!)

Let me have your email address and I will send you a picture of the lights on my car.

Wish we'd been in touch earlier - could have done a swap of your ambers for my reds - I've just shelled out £450 for two rear ambers! White fronts and white side repeaters also up for grabs.
 
  
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jpsand993c2s
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris - thanks for the advice.

Is it just a case of 'unplugging' the rear lights and slotting the new ones in?

AndyS - I will post on here when and if I do the swap - my dark lenses are in perfect condition so hopefully someone will benefit from them. If I had a 4S I would keep them but I think the 2S looks best with original ambers.

Each to their own Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy - your car looks great btw - nice wheels.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris - just checked your pictures out (didn't notice the link) and I'm gonna copy you pal - dark rear lenses and I'll swap out the clear fronts for ambers. Your car looks fab.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a full DIY on my journal re swapping out the Fog lights for "Turbo S" ducts.....

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=82158&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=204

you can either go the whole hog and paint them yourself like me or palm that bit out to a bodyshop.

You lose the front fogs and effectively get daytime running lights you can turn on/off with the sidelight button.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpsand993c2s wrote:
AndyS - I will post on here when and if I do the swap - my dark lenses are in perfect condition so hopefully someone will benefit from them.

Thanks - or just PM me thumbsup


jpsand993c2s wrote:
Andy - your car looks great btw - nice wheels.

Thanks - just had a 10 month restoration, hence the 'Money Pit' title nooo
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodmin wrote:
Andy
Tried sending you a PM, but it seems to be hanging in my outbox:

Oddly enough, and at great expense, I'm changing from red rears to ambers on my 96 C2. (I just changed my white fronts and side repeaters to ambers last week).

I will be selling my red rears as soon as the new amber rears arrive. (I'm abroad at the moment, back in UK on 12th July, so they will be available very shortly after this!)

Let me have your email address and I will send you a picture of the lights on my car.

Wish we'd been in touch earlier - could have done a swap of your ambers for my reds - I've just shelled out £450 for two rear ambers! White fronts and white side repeaters also up for grabs.


Hi Mike
PM received and I have just replied Thumb

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ambers fitted, even I managed it within a few minutes.
I'm really pleased with the look. Every time I think about selling it, I see it in the garage and think - no way.
Few pics of the new (old) look.

Old clear lenses are on ebay for anyone that is interested.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-993-Clear-Front-Lenses-/253020622215?hash=item3ae9344d87:g:UVkAAOSwFqNZVqDm

Cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

another pic
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpsand993c2s wrote:
another pic


Love the 747 on the wing Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Well spotted. I timed that just right.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's all my ambers fitted and delighted with the results.

Checked my reflections for 747's. Nothing seen.







 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unashamed plug for my red rears for sale in the for sale section.
 
  
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