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Rear Door quick question

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    [Mar 16, 2010]
    I am about to replace a rear door as mine has been keyed by some local scroats!!

    its is a prefacelift 1998 A4 Avant and I have seen this door on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1998-AUDI-A4-...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item5ad7f485bb

    now it says its a 98 but states its off a facelift and I am not sure if the pre-face lift and post have different door styles (I am thinking it may just be the bump strips)

    can anybody confirm?
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    door is the same, trim is different, but you would strip it down anyway.
    not easier just to get the keyed door painted
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    I was quoted £250 to get the door done, this ebay one is on £60.

    you say the trim is different, just the outer door trim, how easy is that to replace?
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    Looks like a prefacelift door to me, the door handle( as best as i can see) is the old type and the side trim is also the narrow prefacelift one.

    Should bolt straight on !

    The trim will replace if necc, bolts either end ans double sided sticky stuff IIRC
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    also the door is off a saloon so the glass and top door frame is different to your avant, an idea ask the seller to take the glass and top frame off and get a discount on postage may be? as it will be a lighter weight
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    Yikes, totally forgot that it may of been off a saloon, didnt realise I could swap the top frame over either.

    at £60 I recon it worth a punt at least!!
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    no drama not that difficult worth a try for a discount.... defo worth a punt
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    [Mar 17, 2010]
    They have confirmed it's off an r reg with facelift rear lights so I have decided to go for it

    Can't wait as the scratches on my current door were doing my head in
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    That ain't a facelift door.
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    [Mar 17, 2010]
    is there a "how to" online to do this, had a quick scoot around and cant find anything, or once the door cards are off is it pretty self explanitory?
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    Once the card is off, it's easy to see, a few cables/wires and 4 x torx screws thingies. Watch out for the wedges dropping out, you will need them for your door, well at least 4 of them anyway
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