Euro headlamps (long)

Tue Apr 16 02:34:03 EDT 2002

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My t44tqw has euros, and I used the stock front trim pieces.  You CANNOT use
the trim pieces around the side, cuz the side markers are different on the

I suspect that the problem is that you need to work with the mounting depth
and angle on the euros.  Many installations that come thru my shop have the
euros mounted so far forward that they pop the trim off.


Scott Justusson
QSHIPQ Performance Tuning
87 t44tqw mit euros
'83 urq mit 2 H4 euros 2 air ducts
'84 urq mit quad 4 euro conversion.

In a message dated 4/15/02 1:04:23 PM Central Daylight Time, AUDIJIM at

Anyway, yesterday I installed my Euro headlamps. The installation want very
smooth until I tried to install the chrome trim that runs across the top and
bottom of the grill and around the headlamps and side reflectors. ETKA calls
these retaining plated either upper and lower and left and right. I have
found out that the US retaining plates from my 5000 lamps do not work on the
Euro lamps intended for our body style. I talked to a friend in the UK who is
looking into this for me. My lamps did not come with and beam length
adjusters either. It would seem that the lamps I bought were bare replacement
assemblies and not complete replacements. I called one of my parts sources
and the parts I need are available from Audi in Europe. Has anyone ever ran
into this problem? Right now I am running the car without the trim and it
looks sort or "mean" looking being not dressed up anymore. Almost like a
stealthy look to it when you see an Audi with the 4 rings in black instead of
chrome. Any thoughts on this. Later this week I'll have my garage computer up
and running again and have access to US and Euro ETKA to compare the parts.
If any of you have both versions of ETKA, here are the parts numbers I have
for the parts I need. I could not compare them to the US ETKA. Could you let
me know what you come up with? I am mostly concerned with the P/N's for the
retaining plates and their differences.

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