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    Went to the supermarket and guess what?

    My head lights got stolen from my new C2Scab

    Re: Went to the supermarket and guess what?

    I'm speechless. MFAholes. Disgusting.

    Re: Went to the supermarket and guess what?

    2nd that!

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    That suuuucks! Why does this seem to happen in FLA?

    Re: Went to the supermarket and guess what?

    How long were you in the supermarket?

    Damn Florida..........

    Re: Went to the supermarket and guess what?

    What time of day?!? How long were you in there for?

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    What is this world coming to! I didn't realize it was that easy to steal.

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    Common element: FLORIDA. It seems too easy. I think it's time that the police got involved in a sting operation. Time of day? Parking placement? You should cite the location so others in Florida can AVOID that store,--and let the STORE know that you're doing this. they have to improve security.

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    BTW, what do these lights cost? Depending on your insurance deductible it could get expensive out of pocket.

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    That sounds nearly like a funny joke!! But, sorry, it is not.
    Any pics?

    What will the guys do with the lights????

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    it's sickening, and also I feel sad for you! hope you get them replace asap.. and btw, is it covered by your insurance?

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    Those lights are Effen Expensive!!

    When I changed my lenses from orange to clear for the 98 C2 it cost me $3,300- or about $2500 USD.

    I'd cut nutz if that happened to me

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    Surely you jest! That is terrible! Keep an eye out on eBay for a set of 997 xenons!

    Re: Went to the supermarket and guess what?

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    MMD said:
    I'm speechless. MFAholes. Disgusting.


    Quote:
    MMD said:
    I'm speechless. MFAholes. Disgusting.


    Quote:
    MMD said:
    I'm speechless. MFAholes. Disgusting.


    Quote:
    MMD said:
    I'm speechless. MFAholes. Disgusting.


    That's what I kept thinking!

    Are they that easy to pop out? Any damage to the fenders?

    Re: Went to the supermarket and guess what?

    Are they that easy to pop out? Any damage to the fenders?



    From Memory,

    You can do it with an extendo allen key style tool. WHich can be performed whilst the bonnet in down.

    I could be wrong, but I am fairly certain that's how we did it.

    Re: Went to the supermarket and guess what?

    Thanks for all the support guys I really appreciate it It happened at the Publix on Brickell Avenue @ 7:50pm. That is a very good part of town, but I should have parked more strategic (maybe backed up into the parking space with the front of the car pointing towards the exit doors). I went in for five minutes and by the time I got back they were gone. When I turned on my car I noticed a warning in the display under the tach "head light leveling malfunction". I thought jeeze my car is giving me problems at such an early stage, but I was wrong!!!! I believe each lights cost about $1100.00each. Last night I couldn't see any other damage. It appears as if they just popped them out, but I will look closer now in the daytime. Guys thanks again for your support and keep those lights in sight!

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    Just called my dealer they said both lights will cost $3345.00 OUCH!!!

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    I was told it's a "classic" in South Florida and especially in Miami.

    I know some people it happened to but it was on 996s when litronic lights were relatively rare and a very expensive option.

    Thank god it never happened to me during my time in Boca Raton ...

    No sweat your headlamps won't show-up on ebay ... they will be fitted on a car in Miami OR they are already on their way to Latin America ...

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    Those Dirty Bassteds!!

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    Is it really that easy to do?

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    omeko3 said:
    Is it really that easy to do?



    Yes apparently.

    The 996 and 986 were BIG problems also. I don't know where but I heard Porsche fixed the problem with the 997. Evidentally they did not.

    We should really blame the $%^#@ who "upgrades" his lights by buying stolen xenon headlights. Seems to be a big market for this kind of slime. THEY are the bigger AH.


    Re: Went to the supermarket and guess what?

    I know that the lights easily pop out with the use of a simple tool, included in the tool kit, but I thought that the bonnet had to be up?
    Anyway, sorry for your bad experience. That's really terrible.

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    To make matters worse, it appears burglars were ruining the fenders and the hood when stealing headlamps ... on a 996 or 986 ... The cost to fix it was therefore completely outrageous ...

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    devo said:
    I know that the lights easily pop out with the use of a simple tool, included in the tool kit, but I thought that the bonnet had to be up?
    Anyway, sorry for your bad experience. That's really terrible.


    This has been a problem, particularly in South Florida for quite some time....the bulbs and electronics end up in "rice burners", not on E-Bay. I've heard of people having this happen more than once to the same car.
    I also think you might want the lights to come out easily...I've heard of cases where the the lights were pried out and the fender all around the light was damaged. Better to replace the lights and not have to spend $1000's repairing the fender.

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    I hate low life people that have to steal to get something in life.... I am sooooo sorry Rhino, makes you feel paranoid, and I NOW and always feel justified at all the growling I do when strangers are around my car..

    PORSCHE needs to make an alarm system that wraps around the car..So when you put it on and someone goes within that 'ray' of light they get executed and their body stays on the ground by your car only for identification purposes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    rhino said:
    Just called my dealer they said both lights will cost $3345.00 OUCH!!!



    Yowza! BTW, if anyone has a high deductible insurance they should think of lowering it for this reason.

    Also, what kind of preventative fix is there for this? There has to be a way to foil the attempt to easily remove theses lights?????

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    Clearly Porsche can do that. All it takes is for them to build in a wiring loom that routes itself through the back of the lamps. When they are drawn out as they are being stolen the circuit would fail and 40,000 volts would be sent to the body in the area of the front fenders. Suggest eveyone park on water puddles to make them even more effective. This is not that hard,--but I do blame Porsche for making something that expensive that easy to remove. You might as well not even lock the car.

    If Porsche doesn't do something edffective soon they can essentially write off future sales in that part of the USA.

    Dan

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    It happened to a friend of mine twice last year. Once outside his office in Miami, and another time in the Grove.
    He now drives a Maserati Quattroporte.

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    I am speechless. My neighbor owned a 997S and had to get rid of it because his lights were stolen more than once. Not to mention, they stole the headlamps off of my grandmother's Lincoln Continental! It doesn't even have xenons!!!!!!!! Anyways, best of luck to you, and I hope those A-holes get caught.

    Re: Went to the supermarket and guess what?

    Have you talked with your insurance company? I believe this would be covered.

     
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