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Date from chassis number

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by sidkiz, Dec 10, 2009.

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    Hi

    can anyone tell me the date from my chassis number? or how to find out

    thanks:uhm:
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

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    you can get the model year from it, but thats about all?
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    Its the model year I am looking for - I have two dates at the moment. The registration as 30/04/1999 and on the coc a vom date as 09/12/1998. I need to know which is correct so I can work out exactly which model I have. Can you tell me how I get the date from the chassis number?
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    Ask your dealer, they will tell you exactly, it does however look ( from those dates) to be a 98.5 pre facelift model
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    Yes, this is why I am having problems identifying. From all the details given in my last thread - pre or post facelift A4 B5 avant? - it would appear to be facelift. IE has rectangular indicators, hidden windscreen washers and the headlights and front indicators are one unit. To order new lights I have a choice of two for a single unit: 95 - 99 or 99 - 01.The first ending the 01/99, the 2nd starting 01/99!
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    If you have single piece facelift lights then you dont need new units as you can flip the lever over to convert to LHD

    Are the indicators and headlights one unit ? If so there's your answer, you have the later facelift car.
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    ... and the lever is situated where? I have adjusted the alignment before horizonatal and vertical but dont remember seeing a lever - might just be being thick :unsure:
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    its inside the unit above the lenses iirc
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    Brilliant - cheers
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    yep its behind the cover on the dip beam projector.

    Its a little wire arm on one side of the projector housing.
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