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Clear Side Markers

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Porsche doesn't have different markers in the US because they like orange. They're DOT required, so Porsche won't ever be offering them officially, as they technically aren't road legal.
Interesting. I didn't know about the DOT.

In all my previous Porsche cars the dealership had the clear markers in stock and swapped them out for me upon deliver. But you cannot buy it off the floor with them installed. I always wondered why it was after I bought the car that they would swap them out. Now with the DOT color it makes sense.
 

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To clarify; US cars are required to have amber reflectors and lights for import. Some states are also required to have front license plates. But your dealer will still install clear markers or not install a front license plate in a state that requires them at your request.

The issue, I believe, is not the light portion but that cars must have amber REFLECTORS. Porsche does this by making the light casing reflective amber, thus satisfying both portions at once. Changing to clear removes the amber reflector but keeps the light.

It's Porsche's responsibility to manufacture & ship cars that meet regulations and the owner's responsibility to keep the car compliant, the dealership is not responsible.

By installing the clear markers you are technically in violation. However, the word technically is used very strongly here as you're almost certainly not going to get in trouble.

@rquinton It's just the cost of the clear markers to have them installed at/before delivery. You can look that up on Suncoast. I have not heard of anyone paying for the labor, my dealer offered to do it for free but I didn't get the markers in time.
Great explanation!! Thanks for taking the time.
 

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Super easy install. I didn't mess with the spacers as mine fit snug and had no play. Spacers probably helps with a rubbing of hard plastic on the body but I didn't feel like dealing with it.
 

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dealer installed mine while swapping the Pano roof glass (damaged during transport) - they look great with the Gentian Blue…
 

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dealer installed mine while swapping the Pano roof glass (damaged during transport) - they look great with the Gentian Blue…
Left ours orange because it is a better color match with Carmine Red and the nearby ceramic disc brakes. The silver stripe effect of clear ones would not be a better match.
 

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Really good instructions, thank you OP, and everyone else that chimed in with tips. I wound up not using the spacers on the new lights because the fit was just too tight. I saved them in case I ever change my mind about using them.
 

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my dealer gives them as a gift for 911 owners, i asked them to change them out on my taycan coming this week (hopefully - been 2.5 mo since car built) and they agreed for no fee
 

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