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What kind of bulb can replace the H7 headlight to give whiter light?

I'm looking to replace the H7 headlight bulbs with something whiter and brighter for both low and high beams.  What is the best bulb available?

Is there only a Driver side Rear Fog Light?

My 2008 987-1 has both front and rear fog lamps selectable from the rotary headlight switch.

I noticed that only the drivers side rear fog lamp illuminates. After pulling both tail lights to investigate, I see that only the drivers side tail light has a wire to feed the rear fog lamp. The passenger side tail light does not have any wire feeding the fog lamp.

Is there a reason for this? Is there a fog protocol that I am unaware of?

~Onward, through the fog.

how do I install a new immobilizer in a 2000 boxster

I purchased a new immobilizer, installed it, but it will won't start, locks don't work, etc.

 

Rear spoiler?

Hello All,

I've just purchased my first Porsche and unfortunately it did not come with an owner's manual and I don't know much about this car. I see other ones with a spoiler/fin coming up from just behind the trunk, does my car have that feature? If so, any ideas why it never comes up?

Thanks,

Emergency brake dash light interfering with top operation

Hello All,

Sometimes my brake light doesn't come on when the emergency brake is on, which prevents the top from operating. Is this difficult to replace? Does anyone know of a website that shows step by step instruction on how to do this? I also thought about maybe just jumping the lines and bypassing the switch altogether. Has anyone tried that? I don't care about the dash light being on, I'd much rather be able to take my car out knowing I won't get stuck with the top down.

Thanks

Flashing parking lamps 2000 Boxster S

Hello All,

I've just recently bought my first Porsche and I'm trying ot sort a few things out. The car did not come with an owner's manual so I apologize for asking some questions that might seem dumb, but I don't have even a basic reference guide. 

First one- Pretty often when I park the car I come back to find the parking lights flashing. This happens top up, top down, or with the hardtop on. To make it quit I press the lock button on my key fob, but that doesn't assure it won't happen again.

delivery/handover mode

Have a 2001 Boxster base. Purchased used. The courtesy lights, dome and doors, will not come on when you open the doors. Only way is to have key in the ignition. Suspect it is in delivery mode. Anybody out there who could run dianostic to check and maybe fix problem that is in area of Winfield, Alabama. I really don't want to spend $ at dealer, unless I have to.

Any suggestions???

change the horns on a Boxster?

I was wondering how difficult, how many hours , does it takes to change the horns on a 2013 Boxster.

Does it need to be on a lift? Nose cover need to be removed? What would you expect a dealer to charge?

Thank you

Bill

WINDOWS DON'T DROP WHEN TOP IS LOWERED.

HELLO,

THE DOOR WINDOWS DON'T DROP WHEN CONVERTIBLE TOP IS UNLATCHED. HOWEVER, THEY DO GO UP WHEN TOP IS SECURED.

AFTER RESEARCHING THE ISSUE, SEEMED LIKE THE TOP LATCH MICRO SWITCH WAS THE ISSUE. I REPLACED THE MICRO SWITCH BUT NO DIFFERENCE.

THE WINDOWS DROP AND RISE WHEN THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE DOOR HANDLES ARE PULLED.

CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ANY FURTHER IDEAS FOR A FIX.

ANY IDEAS OR EXPERIENCE WITH THIS ISSUE?

THX!

 

GPS Map Location Incorrect

Sold my '08 Boxster and purchased a 2015 Boxster S about three weeks ago. Everything works fine but the GPS, which thinks I'm in Indiana (where I purchased the car) instead of Georgia (where I am). I have done the PCM reset via the process using the unit controls and nothing changes. I normally do most of my maintenance but since this vehicle had never received the Porsche major service, I just got it back from that yesterday (selling dealer paid for most of this service). I told the Service Advisor I did not want the GPS fix done if it was going to cost over $100.

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