[A4] Fog lens broken - need info
s_malt at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 2 17:25:00 EDT 2004
After spending some time detailing my wife's 2003 A4
3.0 this weekend, I noticed that which she had been
keeping from me ... "Oh that? Yes, I'd been meaning
to tell you ..."
Her driver's-side fog lamp lens is smashed. There are
also a number of "bullet holes" from other debris
making contact with the plastic insert in the lower
bumper. The plastic insert is still holding up
visually, but the lens needs to be replaced to avoid
moisture damage to the lamp. It appears that the lamp
is held in place by two torx or hex-type screws.
I contacted my local dealer (apparently this part is
only available through the dealer) and found that the
entire assembly must be replaced ($120) ... not just
the lens. I was unable to get the part number, so ...
A call to Dads dismantlers yielded that the part
wouldn't go for less than 65% of dealer cost, add
shipping to that and the cost would be closer to 75%
of dealer retail ... also involves a wait for one to
So I appeal to the wisdom of the list ... 1) What
other options do I have for obtaining the part? and 2)
Where might I find a repair procedure for this ... or
do I just start loosening screws and bolts until the
thing drops out?
Garaged at 9200ft
just outside Denver, CO
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