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> Side Marker Light Comparison, Japan,Denmark, Italy VS USA
raynekat
post Mar 8 2019, 06:09 PM
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Interesting detail that these "Euro" lenses have that the US versions don't....is the small arrow that I guess points to the front of the car.
Haven't seen the left side yet to confirm.
But a lot of the lettering is very different from the US lens.

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post Mar 8 2019, 06:47 PM
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QUOTE(raynekat @ Dec 29 2018, 10:04 AM) *

Wish someone would repop those Japanese lens.
That fluting is really cool looking.

I’d do it if I could get samples, and get 100 sets sold at $38 a set.

Just not sure there’s enough interest

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post Mar 8 2019, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Mar 8 2019, 06:47 PM) *

QUOTE(raynekat @ Dec 29 2018, 10:04 AM) *

Wish someone would repop those Japanese lens.
That fluting is really cool looking.

I’d do it if I could get samples, and get 100 sets sold at $38 a set.

Just not sure there’s enough interest

Mark


Do it Mark, you only need 99 more! Im in. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif)
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post Mar 8 2019, 08:16 PM
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They are way better looking than the US version (just my opinion), but they would have to be the "correct" color to me. These are much redder or more tangerine than the US orange ones.
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post Mar 9 2019, 06:49 AM
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I am in. Only 98 to go
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post Mar 9 2019, 01:08 PM
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I'd take a set as well. Currently trying to locate a set of these as examples.
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post Mar 9 2019, 02:21 PM
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QUOTE(raynekat @ Mar 8 2019, 09:16 PM) *

They are way better looking than the US version (just my opinion), but they would have to be the "correct" color to me. These are much redder or more tangerine than the US orange ones.

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post Mar 9 2019, 02:39 PM
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Saw an interesting set of side markers the other day (not on a porsche). They were in the rim of the wheel opening, pointed rearwards. So you could see them as you were passing the car. Seemed like a really nice compromise between having side markers and not interrupting the fender.
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post Mar 13 2019, 10:38 AM
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Turns out these "Euro" side marker lenses are as rare as hens teeth.
Even in Italy, the major market where these were used, these lenses are very hard to find in either NOS or 2nd hand condition per the Porsche 914 Club Italia.
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post Mar 13 2019, 10:40 AM
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If you have the part number and a good parts man at a Porsche dealer, there might be some in Germany.
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post Mar 13 2019, 11:42 AM
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QUOTE(914Sixer @ Mar 13 2019, 05:40 PM) *

If you have the part number and a good parts man at a Porsche dealer, there might be some in Germany.


Sorry Mark, definitely no chance. If you ask an official Porsche dealer for 914 parts you sometimes need strong nerves. Normally you will only get a short reply "sorry, no longer available".

If you ask your local VeeDub dealer they will be more helpful, but unfortunately all these parts are in the responsibility of Porsche.

Neither the US side marker nor the European version is available any longer.
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post Mar 13 2019, 02:22 PM
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Is this one? I checked because this '73 is one that was originally slated for European delivery but diverted here. What stands out to me is it doesn't have the small rectangular "window" for lack of a better term.

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All other's in my stash have this window. I'll post 2 pics of these. They show up better with flash.

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post Mar 13 2019, 02:52 PM
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Yes, that is one of the elusive "Italian" side marker lens.
It's got the E1 in the circle with the arrow right below pointing to the front of the car.

And yes they don't have the "box" that the US lenses have.
One of the ways it looks better IMO.

Seems like there are a few of these R side lenses hanging around.
Still looking for a L hand side at this time.
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post Mar 13 2019, 07:49 PM
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I’d be in for a set. But I agree the color needs to be correct. Lots of guys (me included) have gone the euro lens route. These seem like they match the front turn signals much better.
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post Jan 14 2020, 06:42 AM
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Due to the thikness of the lens, that on one side is shorter, many and many cars, have the lens assembled in wrong way (IMG:style_emoticons/default/evilgrin.gif)
You think that the shorter part is in front in order to be more aerodynamic (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
so the arrow help to the right assembly (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Jan 14 2020, 06:43 AM
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QUOTE(raynekat @ Mar 8 2019, 06:04 PM) *

Looks like this is the config of most of the Italian 914's.

Clear front turn signals with the special vertically fluted amber side markers.

A lot of the 914's I googled for sale in Italy look just like this.







YOURE RIGHT , 99% of the italian car are with this config….
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post Jan 14 2020, 11:53 PM
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QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Dec 29 2018, 09:10 AM) *

very good. Our Japanese limited edition has the different fluting, and actually flashes when the turn signal is engaged. It also has a buzzer that goes off if one exceeds 100 KM


QUOTE(914Sixer @ Dec 29 2018, 09:02 AM) *

Thought I would share some picture closeup of the difference of the two lights.


@dr914@autoatlanta.com can you please share the electrical wiring of the Japanese side markers?
I want to make mine flush and I obviously can reroute the signal wire to the side markers but I was wandering if there is a Porsche simple standard mod for this.
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