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Vimal
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:26 pm    Post subject: 964 rear light units Reply with quote

Hi all

I have just bought some new rear light units for my car - 1991 MY C2. They are to replace the old units which have gone a little pink. The new units didn’t come with rubber gaskets that go all the way around - only a rubber seal on the far edge of unit. The old units did have a gasket going all the way around - but I am not sure if that was original or not.

Does anyone know whether the seal is needed - there seem to be conflicting reports on this - some say that the seal was used up to 91 and not after.

Would be grateful for thoughts if anyone knows.

Thanks

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Billy Bumpsteer
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are correct, Porsche didnt fit seals on later lights in the vain hope it would vent them easier and stop condensation....................how wrong they were
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a good while ago, but I ordered a replacement light from Design911. Then had a bit of rant at them saying why have you not included the replacement seal, where is my seal!

They dully informed me that Porsche no longer provided a seal. Embarrassed "thank you" in response.

I seemed to recall that D911 indicated that you could still order a seal if you wanted one. Can't say I've had any problems.
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Vimal
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both. What’s the best option in that case - to go with seals or to install them without ? Surely without seals the connection between the loom and the light unit will get wet?
 
  
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Billy Bumpsteer
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are waterproof plugs
 
  
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Zingari
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you put/got the vent pipe on them? This should trail off the rear fan downpipe like the dizzi vent pipe and supposedly vent air to stop the rear lights/reflector steaming up.
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