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Old 05-20-2019, 06:28 PM
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My Cayman S build date was May 5, 2015 and I wonder if that fits in a production period where headlight delamination issue I saw in earlier post was problematic? Would appreciate what to look for or pictures if possible of delamination so I can see if I need replacement before new car warranty runs out.

By the way, my Porsche dealer replaced both door panels under new car warranty but said only covered under new car warranty--thank you Rennlist for alerting me to this potential problem.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:50 PM
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I have yet to see a picture of this headlight delamination condition. Can you steer us to one?
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:47 PM
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Good deal on getting the panels replaced..


My lights were like the ones in the 3rd picture. I just found these online.. Lots of images if you do a google image search for 981 or 991 headlight delamination.



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Here is my car... a 2014 Boxster. Only left is crazed.

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Old 05-20-2019, 11:21 PM
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Here is my car... a 2014 Boxster. Only left is crazed.
Thats as bad as I've seen.. did this not occur before your warranty ran out?
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:00 AM
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Good input including Google--sometimes forget how inclusive/current Google searches can be (even showed my Rennlist inquiry of yesterday). I am away from car now but will know what to look for when I get back. Thank you, Dennis
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Seems like Porsche was cutting corner again with 981 with warped door panels, delaminating headlights and structurally unsound front strut towers...
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Thats as bad as I've seen.. did this not occur before your warranty ran out?
I bought the car in Dec 2017 via salvage auction. It was a Houston flood car. I spent most of the first half of 2018 recovering from an infected foot ulcer and related major surgery and did not get to work on the car until May last year. Fixed and road worthy in June. I did not notice the delamination until this spring when removing the factory outdoor car cover. I don't know if time under the cover accelerated the issue or I just missed it last year. Strange that the other headlight is perfect.

It is an expensive bi-xenon light and new replacement is $1500. Used ones on the internet either show signs of delamination or have chips/cracks. Bad as it is, I am going to sand and refinish the lens. If I mess it up, there is still the 'buy a new one' option.

My 2014 Cayman's headlights were covered with Xpel about a month after I bought the car new in April 2014 and the lenses are still perfect, but that car has always been garaged.

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Originally Posted by Voyager6 View Post
Here is my car... a 2014 Boxster. Only left is crazed.

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Holy crap. That's not a good look for PCNA.
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Take it into Porsche. They will replace it. A buddy of mine had the same issue and played the "it's unsafe to drive at night" card. Porsche didn't even blink an eye before approving the warranty.
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Take it into Porsche. They will replace it. A buddy of mine had the same issue and played the "it's unsafe to drive at night" card. Porsche didn't even blink an eye before approving the warranty.
just took mine in they will do the door panel on my 14 CPO but not the headlights they order the panel , i'll try fighting with that reason.. PDLS headlights isnt cheap..lol!!!
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