Board: Porsche - Boxster Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread

    Side Marker Question

    I just replaced my side markers with clear ones (I'll post pics later) - and I just wanted to know since I haven't noticed....are the side markers supposed to go off when switching lanes? Right now they go on when the parking lights are on or headlights...



    Re: Side Marker Question

    no they do not have signal lights as stock
    i believe there is a hack to activate this feature by running a wire from the headlights



    Re: Side Marker Question

    I just did mine and had a similar question. They go on with the headlights or parking lights. They don't work with the turn signals, although someone on PPBB posted a hack if you want to convert them.

    Re: Side Marker Question

    I did something similar on a Volvo - wiring it to the headlights, how difficult is this on a Boxster?

    Re: Side Marker Question


    The Euro Side Marker hack is relatively simple. I'd rate it a 3. Basically, you cut the Ground Wire (Brown) at each of the Side Marker Sockets. Then you splice a 3' length of 20AWG Wire to the socket Ground (not the one leading to the interior.

    Next, you remove the side panels in the Front Boot and the Side Covers over the Brake Reservoir and Passenger side one too. You pass the wire from the Side Marker through the Grommet used for the Headlight Wiring Harness and route the wire to the Firewall on each side next to the Large Electrical Connector on either side of the Front Boot (These are connectors X1/1 (Lt.) and X1/2 (Rt.).

    You splice the left side wire into the BLACK/WHITE wire on Connector X1/1 and the right side wire into the BLACK/GREEN wire on Conector X1/2.

    Of course, you should disconnect the Battery (be sure you have the Radio Code before you do) and remove the Headlights so you can route the wiring (this is very easy using an 8mm Nut Driver inserted through the Grommet. Once done, check everything, reinstall each headlight - push the pod into place and counter-rotate the 8mm Nutdriver until you hear a very loud click (you'll think something broke, but don't worry). Replace all the Front Boot Trim and Voila'! The Side Markers will now blink in Sync to the Front Turn Indicator when the Headlights are Off, and will blink in Opposition to the Front Turn Indicator when the Headlights are On. With Headlights ON but no turn signalled, the Side Markers will just light Steady. One caveat, a burned out Side Marker Lamp will not disable the system in any way, but it will not cause the Dash Turn Indicator to Blink faster as a Front/Rear Turn Indicator would. It's easy and looks great!

    Happy Motoring!... Jim'99



    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 12/2/17 10:46 AM
    255317 1618
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 12/10/17 3:00 PM
    230275 3655
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 12/10/17 11:46 PM
    77450 1232
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 12/10/17 8:10 PM
    58061 619
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 12/9/17 9:24 PM
    33468 358
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 11/28/17 12:15 AM
    23024 332
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche Carrera T 12/1/17 7:24 PM
    12959 243
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Porsche 718 GTS models (Oct. 2017) 10/24/17 12:19 PM
    5265 19
    Porsche 918 latest news Thread Closed 11/6/17 10:43 AM
    539150 5574
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 11/22/17 10:44 AM
    447006 5791
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 10/26/17 1:33 PM
    440953 4239
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 2016 Porsche Carrera 911 [991.2] Facelift 3/24/17 12:49 PM
    250152 1382
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 11/29/17 1:09 PM
    243055 2520
    Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 3/15/17 10:40 PM
    229269 737
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/27/17 12:09 PM
    208032 2479
    Porsche 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed 7/3/17 2:04 PM
    173458 1699
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 11/13/17 4:48 PM
    159489 1066
    Porsche The moment I've been waiting for... 11/13/17 2:32 AM
    159215 874
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/21/17 3:35 PM
    134523 1169
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 11/30/17 8:38 PM
    133821 2810
    Porsche 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed 3/7/17 11:47 AM
    122436 1651
    Porsche Collected my 997 GTS today 1/22/17 7:32 AM
    106607 801
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 12/4/17 11:20 PM
    106416 1283
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 7/18/17 9:22 PM
    105351 688
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/9/17 12:46 PM
    102449 1830
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 12/5/17 3:29 PM
    83289 765
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 718 Boxster (2016) 10/20/17 11:17 AM
    80105 732
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 7/10/17 2:36 PM
    77259 861
    Porsche 991 GTS 4/3/17 4:27 PM
    64970 247
    Porsche OFFICIAL: Cayenne (958) Facelift 2014 3/2/17 4:22 PM
    62512 163
    379 items found, displaying 1 to 30.