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    Avant rear lights - different colours?

    I replaced my damaged drivers side rear light on my avant with a used one in good condition. Fitted it and works no problems. Comparing it to my original passengers side light they look slightly different shades. I know they look slightly different due to there being a foglight in one side and a blank on the other but the used light appears to be a darker red and the white reverse section looks different too. They were no signs of water ingress in either unit when I changed all the bulbs over. It was from a car on similar mileage and age and I haven't heard of the colour in lights fading before. All the part number matched too!

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    If it makes a difference mine is a quattro sport and the donor car was an SE

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    I'm not aware of any difference in rear lights over the years, Sport and SE lights are exactly the same as far as I know. Strange one if the part numbers are the same.
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    I can't figure it out so I'm going to try and get the passenger light from the donor car too

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    is one prefacelift?

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    Is that more than just a different photo angle and colours?
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    It could be that it needs polishing. It may help.

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    Could be the age in terms of manufacturing year........older one could have faded a bit.

    Mine are quite a rich dark red on an 04 like the second link
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    I have a 2004 TDI sport avant (black) and noticed one rear tail light is tinted slightly. Its actually quite obvious now that ive noticed it. IS there a tinted option available? I bought a tail light from ebay for a previous A4 and it was crap!! Looked like Helen Keller made it.....

 

 

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