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Problems fitting 1998 tail lights on a 1996?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by dunkmstr, Aug 22, 2004.

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    [Aug 22, 2004]
    Are there any problems putting 1998 tail lights into a 1996? I know there shouldn't be any fitment problems, but is the electrical direct plug and play or is there something that needs to be done? Thanks.
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    [Aug 22, 2004]
    If you go on audiworld tech articles it will tell you for a US A4.

    Easiest way is to look at the circuit and see if the tracks line up to the same pin for each bulb. If not, just swap the wires over.
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    I think I read somewhere that if you pick up a set of 98 bulb holders you can just plug the wiring over.

    Can anyone comfirm/correct me?
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    [Sep 3, 2004]
    all depends, the 96-98 have the same bulb holders (the red and amber with a square in the lower middle). But if you are talking about the 98.5 tails (red with reverse towards the top then you have to buy a different bulb holder. The same goes with the 99.5+. The 98.5-2001.5 all have the same holders.
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