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Alex
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:01 pm    Post subject: Number Plate Light 964 993 996 968 986 Reply with quote

I was at my local self service car wash the other day and whilst giving the rear of the car a blast, ended up getting water in the number plate light housings and popping the festoooooons.

When I came to put new bulbs in it became apparent the housings were well past their use by date. One dropped to bits in my hand and both had seriously tanned lenses - probably down to folk putting 10W festoooooons in rather than 5W (self included Embarassed )

1st thing I noticed was the 964 part number, hence me posting in here as the topic is relevant to various Porsche models - as seen in the subject title.

When I got home I did a search for the housings and they seem to be coming in around £75 for a pair what

Then I stumbled across these - LED number plate lights. They replace the whole original housing and with LEDs included come in at £25 for a pair. I even reckon I could butcher the housing to enable festoooooons to be refit if I wanted:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-No-Error-LED-Licence-Number-Plate-Light-911-Carrera-964-993-996-968-986/232618025510

Hopefully I should receive them tomorrow or Friday and will report back then whether they're any good or not. Saving of £50 and a fresher look to the rear of the car thumbsup



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new LED lights arrived Friday. I cocked up though - didn't realise they were £12.50 for a pair and not each. Upside is I now have a spare set,

Opened up the box and they look exactly the same as in the photo.




They're clear all the way through which meant they weren't shaded to only project light on to the reg plate which I wasn't happy with so masked up the centre of the lens and got the rattle can out.




Much better.




Also, the spades don't lock into the slots on either side but once assembled together are held in place and make contact fine.

Festoooon vs. LED.




Must admit - they're mega bright and even light the road up behind, but they do seem to give the car a fresher look.




You can see the old lens schorched from using 10W bulbs nooo





Bit of faffing around spraying them up and installing them but at £12.50 instead of £75 and a fresher look to the car, I'm a happy chappy.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look brighter then my headlights Surprised

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just replace the number plate lights on our 987 and they cost £13.50 inc vat each from OPC, that even included the bulbs.
What I did notice, though, was they are actually a VW part, complete with logo and are made in Slovakia!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah 987 are different.
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