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Hi there. I recently purchased a 2015 Macan with Halogen lights.
Thinking of upgrading to aftermarket LED headlights. Seller states that no coding or further modification is needed as the provided headlights are plug and play.


Whats your opinion ? Anyone tried this option ?
 

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I have been following this , I have MY18 with Bi-xenon so would upgrade to Black Tint GTS LED's . I have a kit on Watchlist eight now . before i pull the trigger :

Does PDLS swivels , I have other cars which do that . My MK7 GTI did that and i loved it During night time . My Bi-xenon are not PDLS so Would the retrofit work ? , i understand that for PDLS+ you need camera so more of PDLS question i guess .

EDIT on Adding Photos . I do have camera so not sure if PDLS+ would work , can someone confirm please .
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I have been following this , I have MY18 with Bi-xenon so would upgrade to Black Tint GTS LED's . I have a kit on Watchlist eight now . before i pull the trigger :

Does PDLS swivels , I have other cars which do that . My MK7 GTI did that and i loved it During night time . My Bi-xenon are not PDLS so Would the retrofit work ? , i understand that for PDLS+ you need camera so more of PDLS question i guess .
Where did you find a kit? I’ve been looking and they all seem to be back ordered
 

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Yesterday I got the following fault…

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and sure enough, when I check my left headlight, the low beam light was off. 4-point and high beam worked.

This is the headlight that I had to do some plastic welding, so I knew the risk of failing was higher.

Exchanged modules from one to the other (Same P/N) as I wanted to confirm that failure was related to modules vs headlight itself.

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I isolated the issue to one of these two modules below, because the low beam started working when I installed these two modules from the other side.

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Purchasing the two of them… in the meantime, my Macan is out of commission until Tuesday when the new modules arrive.
 

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I received the larger module from @RADHAUS (his service is great, sent him a message on Friday asking if he had the modules, he had one of them, and by Saturday I already had them at home - 5 star service). I installed the new module, coded it, but I still had the fault.

It actually worked well, but after a short test drive it failed again.

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Although you see the center sometimes lighting up, the fault is related to the beams coming from top and bottom of the center beam. (see above, you see the center, but also top and bottom). This is what I identified as the fault.

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That led me to believe that the issue was the headlight, and not the modules. I plugged in my Launch and got this:

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With this information at hand, together with the short drive that lead to repeat failure, I started to suspect a loose connector inside the headlight.

I opened the rear of the headlight and with a borescope, started to identify connectors inside and pressing them either with a pick or with the same borescope tip (trying to verify that all were properly seated in the connectors). I focused mostly on that top and bottom of the center beam hardware.

I'm sure I didn't get everything, but got a lot of them.

Reconnected the headlight, and it worked!... It worked even with the original module.

Tested today with a 35-mile drive and there weren't any faults.

As a reminder, I purchased these headlights used, and this specific one had some plastic damage I had to repair. I'm assuming that the damage may had been caused by impact, hence putting some pressure on the connectors and by re-seating them I fixed a loose connection.

Hopefully this was the fix.

In the photos below, you can see now the center beam, with both top and bottom.

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It occurred to me today that I recently started driving my Macan in sport suspension (the stiffest setting). That, together with my lower stance, made the drive a bit bumpier. This may have finish loosening a connector that was already loose. And by pressing connectors, I reconnected the loose connector.
 

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just want to say this thread is very insight full , i will be upgrading my bi-xenon's as well . i drove the car in hills and i could see the value . i drove same road in my BMW and GTI and its very evidents that cornering light helps dramatically in tight turns .
 

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Cheers For that , the line reads i do have BI-Xenon Lights and the camera so hardware seems to be present . hence i am confused , Suncoast does not have a checked per se' but i will try to fins it somewhere . I posted photos in the thread as well . I have sentmy VIN to vendor to check and advise but if you any website then do share !

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Go to suncoast Porsche (or one of the other parts sites) and see if your vin is compatible. I’m honestly not sure if the non-PDLS headlights are compatible.
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Go to suncoast Porsche (or one of the other parts sites) and see if your vin is compatible. I’m honestly not sure if the non-PDLS headlights are compatible.
Hey there. Apologies for the off-topic note but is your Macan still for sale? I noticed it in the classifieds section. I just joined but don't have a lot of account privileges yet. Can you send me an email at: [email protected] if so? Thanks!
 

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Either Suncoast uses BOT to reply or the person Replying is really Dumb , I sent my enquiry twice now and Clear English but the reply was completely vague and did not answer my questions . frankly i got a better reply from Ebay seller and it was clear that English was second language but they did their best to address my concerns . only thing stopping me is that they are from Latvia but they are selling Genuine kit .

Regardless I will be ordering the kit soon and update here once its ready , my local specialist checked the car with PWIS and they can perform . its a big ticket item but heck what else you can do .
 

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I have been following this , I have MY18 with Bi-xenon so would upgrade to Black Tint GTS LED's . I have a kit on Watchlist eight now . before i pull the trigger :

Does PDLS swivels , I have other cars which do that . My MK7 GTI did that and i loved it During night time . My Bi-xenon are not PDLS so Would the retrofit work ? , i understand that for PDLS+ you need camera so more of PDLS question i guess .

EDIT on Adding Photos . I do have camera so not sure if PDLS+ would work , can someone confirm please .
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You might want to read this and get in contact with this MF forum member before you buy: SOLD FS Macan LED Headlights (L+R) and all modules SOLD
 

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@Santirx i have asked him but Mine is MY18 and when specialist plugged in PWIS he was able to code the option (LED PDLS) and was able to see all other options regarding LED as well he showed me too . this is where it gets really problematic as No one is able to confirm these things 100% and so many options from country to country and even CAR to CAR are different.

Kit has the all the modules and shop is able to code , I guess there is no way to confirm unless you try . on top of this Suncoast emailed saying that my VIN is compatible with the upgrade . Its really bad i'd say , we should be able to upgrade as we wish . my disappointment of Buying a Porsche keeps getting worse and worse . I am the only one responsible for making the decisions but having owned EURO cars from last 20 odd years this has to be most limiting out there .
 
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