|I wrote this piece after dropping $15 on a Second tail
light kit. After looking at the kit, and reading the instructions, I realized that
anybody could do this for the whopping sum of about $5.
You need the following:
2 x tail light bulbs (GE R10W) - $2.99 at any auto parts store
2 x quick splice connectors
2 x pieces of wire, about 6 inches long
You will also need the following:
2 x bulb holders (Porsche does not sell them as a separate unit I got mine from
a 924 that was sitting in the junk yard you may also try popping one from the tail
light assembly and trying at an auto parts store.
2 x female spade connectors
2 x hose clamps
Installation: Same for each side
1. Disconnect the wires from the tail light assembly.
2. Unscrew the cover, remove the metal plate with the light bulbs from
3. You now have a metal plate with 4 light bulbs on it. Using the
drivers side as an example, looking from left to right, the bulbs are as follows:
(obviously, reverse for passenger side)
Lower left: Tail light
Upper Left: Turn Signal
Upper Center: Backup Light
Right, centered on the plate: Brake Light
4. The empty socket below the backup light is where the second tail
light will go.
5. If you were able to get a couple of bulb holders, snap one in the
6. Attach the female spade connector to one side of the wire, connect
this to the bulb holder
7. Using the quick splice connector, splice your new wire to the tail
light wire (Black and white striped).
8. Reassemble tail light assembly
9. Repeat for other side
If you could not get a bulb holder:
1. Strip one end of your wire, solder to the bottom of the bulb (be
extremely careful you do not overheat the bulb and have it burst on you follow safe
2. Take your hose clamp and place it around the metal ears on the empty
3. Feed the light bulb through the empty socket, making sure the little
pins on the light bulb rest on the metal ears.
4. GENTLY tighten the hose clamp, just tight enough so the bulb is snug
in the socket.
5. Splice the other end of the wire to the tail light wire using the
Michael Van Bibber (AFJuvat)