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 Post subject: Cayman 987.1 headlights
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:20 am 

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I have tried a variety of different lamp options to try and improve the light output but all seems about the same…. Poor. So the latest ‘upgrade’ I’ve tried was a set of HID units from HIDS4U, for the dipped beam, and they have been a huge improvement to the light output. Main beam however is proving to be a bit of a pain, I had been recommended to use LED lights for the high beam, as they are on instantly, but so far the three types of canbus approved units sporadically throw up “check left/right lamps” warnings in the dash pod area. Not every time mind you, just now and again…. I’ve used so called canbus decoders/resistors that have no effect. Has anyone had any success with LED upgrades for the main beam lights?? If so what units seemed to work without the dashboard error messages?

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 Post subject: Re: Cayman 987.1 headlights
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:54 pm 

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That would be because there are no approved replacement LED or HID
None of them have the E4 or E16 marked

Not sure what the answer would be other than swapping to Xenon headlights, but then you will need self levelling to be compliant
Some times you need head lamp washers as well to comply with the law

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