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The return of Marty Wild
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:55 pm    Post subject: 996/986 (Both Gens) HID Retrofit Group Buy Reply with quote

We have been in consultation with a very nice chap from a company in the Netherlands that produces retrofit HID projectors for cars. He produces kits for 9x6 era cars that rolled out of factory with the quite frankly dangerous halogen headlights. These kits are not the same as just whacking uprated HID bulbs into light assemblies with halogen ‘reflectors’. These go one step further to actually put a projector lens in there, so that the beam and cut off are legitimate for other road users and you get the upmost useable light.

He does plenty of other products including upgrades for Litronic cars etc.

Below you will find a good thread where a lot of the elements surrounding HID retrofits are discussed.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=137294

Bottom line, I am of the personal belief from previous experience that HIDs retrofits where projector lens are involved are not only an amazing upgrade in terms of viability at night but are also not an MOT fail. Although there is some debate about that.

If you are interested, please register interest. Gen1 cars require a bit more work as the assemblies must be split. Gen2 people have it a lot easier than that. Although instructions and videos are available for both obviously.

I am in no way affiliated with the seller and all opinions expressed in this thread are my own. I can’t be held accountable should your local MOT Centre feel differently to mine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really preliminary so group buy costs haven’t been discussed. There’s lots of interest though and some members have already put in orders.

1) Marty Wild 986.1
2) Dammit (already purchased)
3) 911-C2 996.2
4) Cbriggs1978 996.2
5) Dagerous 996.1 (would like fit done)
6) Spike 996.2
7) TurboRob 996.2
8. Osh 996.2
9) MrC986 996.1 (ironically has ha)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a quick look through the linked thread but it’s a big’un.

Interested in a HID ballast/bulb kit to fit my 996.2 (projectors from factory).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah there’s been a fair bit of chat about it. So you have Litronics and you want to upgrade the gubbins, by all accounts a worthwhile mod too?

Not only to HID bulbs get past their best. Also the all the technology has moved on in the last 20 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already placed an order (23508), you may be able to include that (full price) purchase against your group buy qualification figure?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah had seen that, figured it was worth a shot.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am interested in a full setup for a 996.2 standard headlights.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:47 am    Post subject: 996 upgrade Reply with quote

I would be interested in an upgrade for my C2. Mike.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

996.2 I am interested!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, gents. Can you just clarify you are on halogens and want the full conversion from halogen to HID?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cbriggs1978 wrote:
996.2 I am interested!


I am bog standard halogens without washers or any self leveling, interested in the upgrade with new projectors!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d also be interested in the HID upgrade for my 2001 996.1 with halogens / no washers.

One thing though, having watched various videos of the headlamp units being cooked and opened I’m a bit wary of the “DIY” aspect of fitting. I don’t suppose the company in Holland could fit the HID units if I / We were to send them?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be interested.

Can you put a link to the exact parts/supplier in this thread. There is lots of noise and crap to read through in the linked thread.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested in a set for a 996.2 facelift with Halogens:

https://www.retrofitlab.com/en/porsche-911-996-facelift-2002-2005-bi-xenon-halogen-headlights.html


@Pye21 - For more info, see the posts from Wouter on pages 5 & 6 of the original thread here:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=137294&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=80

The options they have for the 996 are here:

https://www.retrofitlab.com/c/zoek.php?string=porsche+911


They seem to have two dealers based in the UK who can perform retrofits. This might be an option for 996.1 owners who don't want to DIY.
From https://www.retrofitlab.com/en/onze-dealers.html these are
RA27 in Northampton & Creative Electrical solutions in Coventry.

You may want to make your own enquiries with Retrofitlabs or these local dealers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sp1ke wrote:
I'd be interested in a set for a 996.2 facelift with Halogens:

https://www.retrofitlab.com/en/porsche-911-996-facelift-2002-2005-bi-xenon-halogen-headlights.html



They look just the ticket. Are they available with a RHD shutter/cutout?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for slow turnaround, a baby and new job sure hits forum time.

I have added the latest names. Thanks to Spike for adding links to the parts.

TurboRob, technical questions are best off going in the other thread where the representative and answer them, I think the answer is a yes though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those with 996.2 cars, the lights are reasonably easy to take apart and replacing the projectors should be a straightforward DIY job.

My tips are:
1. After taking off the rear cover etc, the first job is to take off the adjuster plate. First remove the screws. The adjusters are slid in from the outside, try to remove them. If not don't despair, use some lubricant (WD40 is ok) and slide a flat blade between the adjuster and housing and work it outwards.

2. For refitting the projector, the units mount on ball pivots and these clip in place but fitting the last one involves pulling the unit back towards you. I used a loop of cord wrapped around the unit.

I'm away at the moment but I'll try to put together a guide when I get back using an old broken unit.

At the right price I may be interested in new HID projectors to upgrade my original halogen units despite the fact that they don't have the LHD switch like my halogen and Bixenon units both have.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marty

please add my name to the list.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren wrote:
For those with 996.2 cars, the lights are reasonably easy to take apart and replacing the projectors should be a straightforward DIY job.

My tips are:
1. After taking off the rear cover etc, the first job is to take off the adjuster plate. First remove the screws. The adjusters are slid in from the outside, try to remove them. If not don't despair, use some lubricant (WD40 is ok) and slide a flat blade between the adjuster and housing and work it outwards.

2. For refitting the projector, the units mount on ball pivots and these clip in place but fitting the last one involves pulling the unit back towards you. I used a loop of cord wrapped around the unit.

I'm away at the moment but I'll try to put together a guide when I get back using an old broken unit.

At the right price I may be interested in new HID projectors to upgrade my original halogen units despite the fact that they don't have the LHD switch like my halogen and Bixenon units both have.



Maldren

this would be most welcome.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No probs.
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