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OEM or Pattern parts rear lights?

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2020/05/05 21:01:17 (permalink)

OEM or Pattern parts rear lights?

As part of my restoration project I need new lights, I purchased an OEM rear centre section a couple of years ago when they were advertised quite cheaply (if you call £220 cheap)! The corner lights seem keep going up and OEM item seem to be around £340 each now. I have seen a couple of companies from Germany selling pattern parts at around £180 per corner. Has anyone had any experience of these pattern parts, quality, colour etc? The company I am looking at currently is Tangerine911.
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Peter

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Re: OEM or Pattern parts rear lights? 2020/05/06 07:53:01 (permalink)
The pattern parts are ok, you need to change both sides whatever quality you go for so they match. Both are available in the UK cheaper than that site you mention!

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Re: OEM or Pattern parts rear lights? 2020/05/06 13:56:58 (permalink)
Hello, I was told during the rebuild of my 964 two year ago, that a company ? Was experimenting with replacement of the rear lenses only using a 3d printer and then gluing new lenses onto original frames. The process was not reliable at the  time but I do not know what state they have arrived at now. 

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Re: OEM or Pattern parts rear lights? 2020/05/10 21:43:29 (permalink)
Thanks for the prompt, I have reviewed the market again and the genuine lights are available at around £250 per corner. I had been following a link on ebay for 964 bits but obviously the advertiser is maxing his profit.

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Re: OEM or Pattern parts rear lights? 2020/05/11 10:36:23 (permalink)
daviespaj
Thanks for the prompt, I have reviewed the market again and the genuine lights are available at around £250 per corner. I had been following a link on ebay for 964 bits but obviously the advertiser is maxing his profit.




Is that from your local Porsche Center parts counter (when open)?

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Re: OEM or Pattern parts rear lights? 2020/05/11 20:08:53 (permalink)
Sorry possibly a bit of a correction? Genuine items from Design911 are £296 with aftermarket units at £132. Porscheshop have units which look genuine at £250 (need to call them to confirm if they are genuine Porsche)?
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Re: OEM or Pattern parts rear lights? 2020/05/12 08:19:19 (permalink)
Do yourself a big favour and save the phone call to them, wait until Monday and ring your local OPC, they will be the cheapest, use your club discount and you might get them for about £215 a piece inc

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Re: OEM or Pattern parts rear lights? 2020/05/12 16:03:14 (permalink)
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Hello, I was told during the rebuild of my 964 two year ago, that a company ? Was experimenting with replacement of the rear lenses only using a 3d printer and then gluing new lenses onto original frames. The process was not reliable at the  time but I do not know what state they have arrived at now.

Dansk do a lens kit with the right plastic glue and instructions. Helped a friend do his. Oven low temp to make removal of the old lens easier. Looks great and over a year ago now with many Karcher washes since and no leeks. Kit may have come over from Belgium or Germany I believe.

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Re: OEM or Pattern parts rear lights? 2020/05/13 09:45:14 (permalink)
A friend of mine replaced one of his rear light lens with an OEM pattern one and it looked ok - until the lights came on.  Instead of red it looked pink and ruined the look of the car.   I am not sure what he did to get this right as it was a long time ago now.
 
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Re: OEM or Pattern parts rear lights? 2020/05/14 21:21:04 (permalink)
Appreciate the tip, I hadn't thought of the OPC as an option. I will give them a try.
Peter

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