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Had trouble finding a step by step video of how to replace the headlight bulbs on the Macan, so I made one to help the community. Link below:

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Excellent video. Exactly what I am looking for.

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Great video. What is the other light in the assembly? I'm not doing something right because it does not illuminate no matter how I position the switch.

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Great video. What is the other light in the assembly? I'm not doing something right because it does not illuminate no matter how I position the switch.
I'm not sure what you mean by "other light," but note that there is at least one "bulb," in at least one version of the headlights, that never turns on. Check out this thread, to see what others have said about that: https://www.macanforum.com/forum/ele...ctivation.html

If that's the case in, um, your case, then you didn't do anything wrong.
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Thanks WS. Not real happy about but your link does explain it. Next time I talk with the service advisor I’ll see if it is fixable.

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Great video - really informative. Thanks!


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Great video, Dave! Keep them coming.
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@davesoly : Did the CBB's produce more light output compared to the OEM HID bulbs found in our Macans?

Thanks again for the great install video
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Great video. What is the other light in the assembly? I'm not doing something right because it does not illuminate no matter how I position the switch.
Two possibilities here: 1) you may be referring to the decorative "faux" light that really has no bulb or 2) the cornering light that is available on some models. If it's the second one, you should be able to get it to turn on when your headlights are on in auto mode and you either turn the wheel in the direction of the headlight or turn your blinker on.

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@davesoly : Did the CBB's produce more light output compared to the OEM HID bulbs found in our Macans?

Thanks again for the great install video
Yes, there is a measurable increase in output with the OSRAM CBB bulb. There are videos online that show specific comparisons if you search youtube. However, the CBB is outperformed by the Philips X-tremeVision bulbs when comparing light output. The Philips are a warmer color temp and I was more interested in getting closer to a LED color than increasing output over the already sufficient OEM bulbs.

One other factor in my decision is that the inner surface of lights gets a burned in haze from HID lights on some cars like my 997. My thought process is that the more light output, the more likely it is to be hotter and burn in. Not sure if it would actually happen or not, but was just another reason for me to go with the CBB.
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