Hi, this is Piston Kirk! Today we will talk about the Boxster 986 a car launch in 1996 and whose design has aged rather well except for the rear lights. Decidedly rear lights with orange turn signal, it dates a car … Fortunately, from 2003 Porsche replaced the rear lights with a withe turn signal version, which have a much more modern look. Now, you can easily replace them yourself and that is what we are about to do with a “crystal” version, equipped with LEDs. The only question is: if you have a Phase 2 that already has white turn signal, is it worth it to replace them with LEDs? Then we will compare them. As we can see, the crystal version offer quite a facelift to the car. and as their design is very close to the original rear lights, it doesn’t look like “tuning”. Most people will believe that this is the original rear lights. To begin, you have to go in the trunk and remove the two plastic clips which are screwed and holding the carpet cover. Once removed, you must remove the four bolts that hold the rear lights. After removing bolts you can remove the rear lights by pushing gently. Then, just unplug the power sockets. The central part in black plastic that is simply clipped will be inserted in the new rear lights. In the box, we also found four orange bulbs. These bulbs do not concern me because it is a Phase 2, which already had white turn signal. therefore it already has orange bulbs. However, if you have a Phase 1 with orange turn signal here, you will have to swap bulbs you can’t let the original withe bulbs. To begin, removing the protections that are only used for transport. Removing the bulb which is used for fog. Then we remove the bulb from the brake light. Then, plug the LED sockets. You have to push hard and turn simultaneously. It doesn’t fit easily. Same here, the cable length is quite low. Here again, push hard to plug it. Normally, when you put it back in place, you just have to push to clip, but sometimes the LED cables can bothers you. Be careful put the cables inside before trying to close. Push hard enough until it’s cliped We started by reconnect the sockets to verify if everything works. Once we are sure that all works, we can bolt the rear lights. Before put it back in place, the cable must be attached to the side to prevent it lying around in the trunk. This is not so easy if you have big fingers Then you can insert the rear lights. After installing the first rear light, we realized that the distance along the body was spotty here and there. To fix this problem, we put three washers there, three washers here and three washers here to have a uniform spacing along the body and to tighten enough so it doesn’t move. We have also put silicone caps at each angle which allows for a uniform spacing between the bumper and rear lights. Once the rear light is prepared, you can plug the sockets and bolt. Now, it looks well. On this picture, you can compare on the left “before” and on the right “after” the improvement of the look is obvious. The design of the rear lights is great, unfortunately, it’s a shame that only the fog and the brake lights are with LEDs. Fortunately, this problem can easily be fixed, you just have to replace filament bulbs by bulbs with the same pellet but with a LED system for the luminescent part. If you enjoyed this transformation, you know what you have to do. Go ahead!