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Where is the headlight switch for a 1999 Porsche Boxter?

Customer Question

Where is the headlight switch for a 1999 Porsche Boxter?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  brownjeff replied 8 years ago.

It is in the dash.


I will attach instructions on how to replace.


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Removing and installing main light switch


  1. Disconnect the battery and cover the terminal or battery.

  1. Remove button of the light switch. Pull out the button as far as it will go and press in the locking element on the lower side with a small screwdriver.

  1. Undo three 4.0 x 18 Torx screws of the left side vent and carefully pull the side vent out of the dashboard. One Torx screw is located in the light switch on the right.
  2. Disconnect electrical plug connections.
  3. Undo M16 x 1 hexagon nut of the light switch.

  1. Pull the lighting unit switch out of the side vent to the front by approx. 5 mm .
  2. Remove light switch from the side vent by turning it slightly in clockwise direction.


  1. Engage light switch by turning it slightly in counterclockwise direction. Tightening torque of the
M16 x 1 hexagon nut:3.5 Nm (2.5 ft lb.)
  1. Engage electrical plug connections and install side vent.
  2. Connect the battery and perform a function test.



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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for your help. The switch was removed.