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Old 02-22-2014, 01:34 PM
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I just swapped out them out on my 2012. I used a 1/2" wide plastic trim tool and carefully pried the lights out. It took maybe 5 minutes tops per side to do the job start to finish.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ok-cami View Post
Please read the alternate install from WiredWays on the RennTech forum.
Much easier.
Took all of 2-3 minutes per side. Really.

"After reading this forum on Saturday, I went about replacing my amber side markers with clear side markers. After partially removing the wheel well liner like this forum and the owner manual suggests I struggled to remove the first side marker. After about 20 minutes, the first amber marker was out. What a chore. Now that I could see specifically how and where the marker attached (with pressure clips) I decided to take a different approach on the second side...

1. Slip a piece of fishing line (I used 40lb test) under the front point of the side marker. You may have to put a little pressure on top or bottom of the lens to free up a gap to get the line completely under the point of the light.
2. Carefully work the line back from the point 1/2 to 3/4 inch toward the center of the light.
3. Holding both end of the fishing line, give the line a firm tug, not too hard. This will unclip the lens form front pressure clip and partially from the rear pressure clip
4. Carefully remove the lens the rest of the way from the rear pressure clip and a slight tilt will also release the safety clip as well.
5. Remove the bulb from the amber lens, replace bulb with amber bulb, align slots on bulb gasket with clear lens align tabs on clear lens with pressure clips on vehicle and press lens into place.

Total time expended on first side (using the owner’s manual method) 30 minutes by the time I put everything back together.
Total time expense on second side 4 minutes.

I hope this helps everyone save some time so you can spend less time with your hand(s) wedged up inside the fender well and more time behind the wheel. "

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This method takes minutes and is SUPER EASY.
After installing both of my marker lights in a few minutes and reviewing the other method by removing a portion of the wheel well.......

Use the fishing line method. You won't regret it.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:53 PM
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Fishing line yes
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:18 PM
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I used a clear plastic, pit pass holder since I did not have fishing line. Also put on latex gloves to keep the new bulb untouched. Five minute job. Longest part was the initial removing of bulb-was not sure how it attached, then looked closer at new bulb. Duh ! Thanks to the guys above!
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:41 PM
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If you were going to pay for this job to be done at an independent would $65 be worth it?
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:27 PM
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Default LED Alternative

Have any of you any experience or negative comments re an LED white side marker option (as opposed to the white or orange bulb)? There are several on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-GTS-...c455d2&vxp=mtr.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by gadgetrex View Post
Have any of you any experience or negative comments re an LED white side marker option (as opposed to the white or orange bulb)? There are several on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-GTS-...c455d2&vxp=mtr.
Saw them on suncoast but they are aftermarket so I stay away...
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Jfost15 View Post
If you were going to pay for this job to be done at an independent would $65 be worth it?
If you make around $500/hour.....then yes.
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If you make around $500/hour.....then yes.
Nope... So what price do you think is worth it? I thought $65 wasn't terrible... Guess Im wrong and a sucker.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:40 PM
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Default Clear side markers...

I just put them on this morning...they look okay.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jfost15 View Post
I just put them on this morning...they look okay.
Does anyone know where I can get white light bulbs for the clear side markers?
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Jfost15 View Post
Nope... So what price do you think is worth it? I thought $65 wasn't terrible... Guess Im wrong and a sucker.
I think they look good.....the job was easy yes ?

The color contrast on that thing is SICK...in a good way. A lady in my neighborhood drives a new rover....its white/black and they did not get the contrast right at all.
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Thanks for the fishing line trick. I was not looking foward to working in the wheel well, like I did on my 09. I think the 4 minutes quoted is generous - includes reading the post and finding fishing line. THANKS!!!
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:47 PM
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So, what are the stats on a cayenne gts RS ��
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Just add my two cents worth. Couldn't have been easier with the fishing line. Don't know why anyone would pay to have this done. Really pops on a Meteor Gray Cayenne.
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