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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by tracer, Mar 21, 2006.

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    tracer '96 a4 1.8 se

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    £145 for the two sets + £12 delivery . not sure if import duty or tax will apply, i'll just have to wait and see.
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    cool. !! No import duty from th EU mate, nice buy
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    There's very good too, never had any complaints in the 5 years I kept my B5 with them.
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    What is the score with the LHD / RHD differences? Are they like a BMW where you rotate the projector one way or the other?
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    What is the score with the LHD / RHD differences? Are they like a BMW where you rotate the projector one way or the other?

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    I've got projectors for my A3..OEM from germany, and there is a little switch. Just flick it and go!
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    nice one; how much was it just for the headlights?
    cheers
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    tracer '96 a4 1.8 se

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    134.99 euros for the headlights, here is their ebay link. kfzteile24

    i have now also found out that they ask that you pay an extra 7% to cover paypal fees so bear this in mind. i would recommend using paypal's own currency convertor when working out euros > pounds. paypal link

    still sounds like a fair price to me, best i could find for new items anyway.

    oh and yeah i found some previous posts which mention the switch for changing lhd to rhd. nice to have it confirmed too.

    also i need to mod the lip of the wing for these to fit but it will be worth it and hopefully quite easily done.
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    tracer '96 a4 1.8 se

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    gave the car a good clean on wednesday afternoon ready to take some pics in the morning. unfortunately not long after i finished it started snowing and ended up like this........

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    typical huh,. anyway i gave her a quick hose down and got some "before" pics

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    i wonder if it would be a good idea to try and replace the badges like this. will this look ok? opinions appreciated....

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    My honest opinion, looks ****, de badge it, much nicer, clean look.

    cheers jason
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    aye u could well be right there.
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    Both sets of lights look really nice

    My A4 is a 96 (N) it has two piece front lights i.e the indicators are a seperate unit. Would they fit on mine?

    I thought it was`nt a straight swap but not too sure


    Thanks
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    tracer '96 a4 1.8 se

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    see here and here for good write-ups

    ok to link to audiworld guys?
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    Post up some photos when you`ve got the lights on the car mate
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    stuff arrived this morning, i had some problems with paypal on my end, so the order didn't go through until the 28th march. i'd say thats pretty good going at only £12 for delivery.

    they are made by TYC not valeo but i see no problems with quality so far

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    i'm really not sure anymore about the whole lhd/rhd issue with the headlights. there is no switch as far as i can see for converting. there is no mention of lhd or rhd on the packaging / descriptions.
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    Would`nt worry about it too much mate. Worse case scenario, you`ll have to switch the standard fronts back over for the MOT

    Look really good quality, will clean the car up for sure. £12 p&p is cheap as chips
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    headlights now fitted, very scary stuff modifying the wing and its something i wouldn't really recommend. lights look great though.

    rhd / lhd conversion is simple, just flip the blanking plate inside the projector lens. thanks to an old ajmackie post for that tip.

    the drivers side will need some slight adjustment but other than that all went well.

    connector from old lights used to make up wiring harness. soldered direct onto pins with heatshrink cover, i will also seal the plug as well to elimate any chance of water ingress/condensation in lights
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    passenger side fitted - original still on drivers side... [​IMG]

    both lights fitted
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    more pics to follow when i get a chance.
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    Nice sharp cut off, i like the output from the projector lights
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    Much cleaner and fresher, well done
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