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Martian
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Condensation noticeable on many, one had a little amount of water moving around inside.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonno_ wrote:
MaxA wrote:
Shaoxter wrote:
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I wrote to deMort about this, in the mistaken belief that there was a fix. In the meantime, can someone point me to a how-to on how to remove/reinstall the rear lights? I plan to dry them out and add some ventilation holes.

Open up the engine lid and undo the two torx screws. That's it!


Brilliant. I'm still new to working on the Porsche... it's the other car that takes most of the time.


It's even covered in the manual - at least for gen 1.
With the right torx (T25 from memory) it's about 90 seconds for the pair 😁


Well, yes, it doesn't take long to remove the light, once the 2x T25s are out. You still need to disconnect the electrics to the assembly, and then remove 7x T20 screws (a long handle helps) from the back, and then pull hard to separate the back from the front. I was afraid that I'd broken it. Certainly startled the dog.

There is a sort of skinny foam gasket which looks a bit loose in places. Once the light has dried out (it's in my sauna), I'll try to dab a bit of glue into the place where the gasket sits to help it stay in place. I also removed a rubber bung from what looks like a ventilation tube on the back of the assembly, and drilled it out to 2mm to allow a bit of air circulation (given the above comments). It all goes back in tomorrow.

Hopefully the light will now stay water free!
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a couple of circular stickers you can peel off.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic919 wrote:
There are a couple of circular stickers you can peel off.


Thanks, found them!
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