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HomeTech Articles > Boxster Litronic Headlamp Installation - Page 4

Pelican Guest Technical Article:

Porsche Boxster
Litronic Headlamp Kit Installation
Page 4

Difficulty Level 4

Difficulty scale:
Adding air to your tires is level one
Rebuilding a 911 Motor is level ten

Mike Rentner

Component Inventory and Tools Required

Here's the parts you should have received. First is the wiring harness. You don't need this for simple functionality but it's really not hard to install. Note the plastic bags on the ends of the two wire assemblies have connectors loose inside. These will be installed after you put the ends through the trunk wall.

Next is a wire tie, which I didn't use, and two connector pin sockets, which I didn't use (I spliced the wires rather than use a pin puller. I couldn't find a pin puller and the splice works fine.

Then the headlight control unit

You also should buy separately the lenses for the corners, unless you have the headlight washers. Personally, I think if you have the washers, you should still buy these and throw away the washers. But that's just me!

And finally a silly cap that the instructions say is not used in the US. If you live in the US, I suggest you throw this away.

Tools you need:

  • Wire Cutters

  • Drill with bit to make 3/4" hole

  • 5mm hex key (allen wrench) must be fairly long to adjust the beam (instructions not covered here)

  • Vacuum cleaner to remove filings

  • Paint primer to cover bare metal where you drilled, color isn't important

  • Various metric sockets of normal sizes (especially 10mm).

  • Phillips screwdriver and a regular too, for good measure

  • Tools from your toolkit that came with the car (notably the headlight unlocking key)

  • Electrical Tape

  • Porsche electrical pin removal tool, No. 87050 (Not needed if you splice the wires)

  • 10 Nm Torque wrench (for ground wire)

  • Rubber rivet nuts for amp and CD changer (if you have those) p/n 999-500-078-00 ($2 ea, two for amp, two for CD changer)

  • File to clean up hole to remove sharp edges

  • Common wire splices

  • Crimping tool

  • Solder and solder iron would be nice too.

Now you should do the wiring.

Page 1 - Introduction: Starting off, removing old lights
Page 2 - Removing the Rear Components: CD changer, amp
Page 3 - Removing the Trunk Liner
Page 4 - Parts provided in the kit
Page 5 - Wiring it up
Page 6 - Finishing up
Page 7 - Adjusting the Mounting Plate: Not normally needed, but it may come in handy

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