Winning a range of awards for both interior and exterior design, the Porsche 911 - 996 is even more famous for its excellent performance on the road. It remained in production between 1998 and 2005. The lighting technology used in this car is however more than 20 years old today. Especially the pre-facelift headlights don't really stand out in a positive way based on light output and looks. However, we have aftermarket solutions to improve the light output and customize the looks for all OEM headlight versions.
Pre-facelift 911 996.1. Factory-fitted options included H7/H7 halogen reflector and D2S/H7 single-xenon projector headlights manufactured by Bosch/AL.
The halogen version features an H7 projector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general aging cause the reflective layer to peel off.
The single-xenon HID setup features a 2.5-inch single xenon projector (only low-beam HID xenon), designed in the late 90s. These projectors are known to lose their reflective layer right to the point where they become black inside, causing dangerously low light output. Also, they are only single-xenon, so no xenon-HID when high beam is activated.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Porsche 996 is not recommended. But there is, fortunately, no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H7 halogen or D2S/H7 xenon HID headlights, there are custom headlight upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete 996.1 headlight conversion kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Porsche 996 HID xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the leveling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
At the moment we have 3 kits available to upgrade and improve your Porsche 996 headlights. For every OEM headlight version, we have an upgrade/conversion kit. With our aftermarket kits, improvement of light output is guaranteed.
For the OEM H7 halogen reflector headlights, we have 2 kits, 1 to convert to HID bi-xenon and 1 to convert to a modern Bi-LED projector. Both these kits are available with different types of shrouds. Because the old halogen reflector headlights turns yellow this is a really nice upgrade kit. It really gives the headlights a better and modern look. Especially with the Porsche Panamera DRL style shrouds.
- Easy and cost-efficient Halogen to Bi-xenon conversion. Besides Bi-xenon HID projectors, this kit also includes the HID xenon ballasts/starters and HID xenon bulbs.
- Easy and cost-efficient Halogen to Bi-LED conversion, including a modern Bi-Led projector.
For the OEM HID Litronic single xenon headlights;
- Very cost-effective upgrade/repair for the OEM bi-xenon projector, in which the reflective layer burns/deteriorates.
No matter which headlight upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Porsche 996 will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology. Facilitated by the top-tier custom Porsche 996 headlight conversion kit, a prime example of aftermarket excellence.
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