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Retro fit front fogs

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by MaverickTDi, Jan 16, 2013.

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    Basically, I can source the fogs lights, plastic inserts, looms and switch. My car was obviously a poverty spec one as it doesn't have front fogs, are these difficult to install in a car that didn't have them from manufacture?

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    Get a facelift bumper + side trims and fogs. The wiring should be there but you might need to add the switch for the fogs. I have a friend who done it to it's 98 audi a4 quattro and it looks much, much better with facelifted front !
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    Cheers Adam, thanks for your response.

    I had thought of just getting a front bumper with everything still attached, but it's finding the right colour (white). So a bumper with all the trimmings will be about £100-120 then add £80-100 for a respray, a bit too much tbh, I was hoping to just retro fit the essential parts to what I already have. I've been quoted £80 for fogs, plastic inserts, looms & switch from a breakers on eBay. Will the plastic inserts fit a PFL bumper? I would of thought for easy of manufacturing Audi wouldn't of changed the bumper?
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    You can get the bumpers for less than that tbh.

    I'd be expecting to pay around 50-60quid for a bumper with fogs in decent condition. I binned mine when i fitted the S4 front as they're worth so little and are a hassle to post etc. I just removed the fogs and sold them on seperately.

    The genuine fogs also wont fit a PFL bumper properly as the grilles and whatnot are different.

    I've got a new one to fit to mine, and if it werent so cold and i'd had it painted/fitted, you could have the old one for nowt.
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    Ok, just going by research etc on pricing.

    That's a bit naff that FL fogs and grilles don't fit in a PFL bumper, bloody Germans!!!

    Is there something wrong with the bumper your replacing? And your just talking about the bumper only, no fogs etc?
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    When you say properly, do you mean they sort of fit but not 100%?
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    i've never tried tbh, but the grilles etc are totally different in terms of fitment and shape.

    You'll likely find the mounting holes for the fogs simply arent there.
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    So did Audi not offer, as an optional extra, front fogs on a PFL model?
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    yes, but they were built into the headlamp, rather than in the bumper.
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    I see, same as my old Bora then. Never mind, I got a set of fogs with grills and mounts for £28 off eBay, just need a FL bumper then.
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