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Old 08-20-2017, 04:48 AM
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I did a search in the 958 forum and cannot find a DIY video and/or pics for removing the side marker/turn signal on a 2013 Cayenne?

Already have the clear markers, but I am going to change the bulbs to 6k LED's to match the headlights/DRL's. I did something similar to my 997.2 and could not be happier (link to DIY):

997 LED Side Markers DIY


It was super simple on the 997, and the 958.1 appears to be similar, but any tips/tricks/help would be greatly appreciated...

Will post pics once I get the load resistors and LED's installed in the side markers...I hate the yellow-ish halogen looking bulbs and can't wait to have a 6k uniform look up front!




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I found this write-up:

Cayenne Clear Side Marker Install


AND this one:

DIY Cayenne Side Marker Removal

^^ The last method seems like it will save a lot of time and appears to be quite easy (great idea with the fishing line!!). Will try this method and report back...will be nice if I don't have to turn the wheel for both sides and remove the inner fender trim
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:52 AM
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Sooo I had to go out and try, and let me tell you these are even easier to remove than on the 997.2!! Took me literally 20 seconds to remove one. I did not need fishing line, torx driver or anything other than a plastic trim stick removal tool! Started at the front (towards the bumper) and put the plastic tool in-between the marker and the fender...wedged it behind and then was able to pop the front clip. Then worked my way back and it popped right out. No need to turn the wheel to one side or the other, and do not need to remove any of the inner fender trim. Super simple!

The load resistor and LED bulbs are on the way...will update this thread with installation and final pics when completed!
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Yeah, as you found out, removal of these is quite easy. I used the fishing line method and it worked great. Nice job.
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Originally Posted by CarGuyNVA View Post
Yeah, as you found out, removal of these is quite easy. I used the fishing line method and it worked great. Nice job.
Fishing line was going to be my method if they didn't come right out; seems like that is the safer method too. Did you install clears or change the bulbs out? Or both? I cannot stand the yellow-ish light that comes through the clear signals with a clear halogen (I do not have amber bulbs, the front already has amber so I shouldn't have any issues with "the man"). LED's IMO match so much better and look great with the headlights/DRL ribbons.

Thank you...more to come!
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Guys any suggestion where to get the clear LED bulb for the side marker without error code?
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Here are the links to the LED load canceller/resistor and LED bulbs:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014STAW42/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014STAW42/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DE7UC6C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DE7UC6C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For the price, I am very happy with these LED's...plus you get 10. You can put a lot of different LED's in there, but I picked the 3-LED 6k bulbs as I did not want 5+ LED's as they could be too bright...but if you want more output then order accordingly!
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