Cracked radar cover . ACC not available.

Jimmy2007

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Hi,
So my cruise control with brake assist radar system stopped working and it displayed ACC not available.
Had a look at the radar cover plate and some ****** possibly with a tow bar touched it just enough to crack it.
Fortunately no damage to anything else.
The part number is 4F0853681, but I can't find it anywhere in UK.
A couple of ebay posts from Lithuania and nothing else.
Even 7zap and etka don't list it.
Can anyone help finding this part or let me know if it can be repaired somehow?
I attack a picture to make it clear what i'm after.
Thanks.
 

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Jimmy2007

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Thanks, but that website doesn't recognise my number plate.
I have found the correct part with Darren92 assistance (Thanks!) and awaiting delivery from a main dealer.
£126+vat.
For future reference the correct part number is 4F0853631, then there are 3 more digits which are specific to vin and i guess indicate colour and type of grill, in my case is 1QP.
 

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It was more to show you the availability of the part, as you were having difficulty finding more info.
 

Jimmy2007

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Hi, reviving an old thread for piece of mind.
I fitted the radar cover, all good, cruise control works perfectly.
However the connector has 2 wires exposed to the elements.
I took a picture of the old one, the new one is identical.
The connector sits in his own bracket and the wires face the road.
So looking through the lower small grill you can see them.
Inevitably water and dust will get in there.
Is this a design fault that will make it fail at one point?
I smeared some vaseline in the new one so to protect the connection, but i was thinking if something else is advisable, maybe hot glue?
Or, are these connections not affected by the elements?
After all, the old one was 13 years old and worked until someone cracked it.
Any advice much appreciated.
 

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NHN

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They have plugged seals fitted onto the wire ends pushed into the connector to stop water, they're perfectly ok from what I can see.
 
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