[Biturbos4] S4 Headlights being stolen

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Thu Feb 26 12:42:39 EST 2004

I see this all on the time on the AW S4 forum, It's too bad, and I don't know how you can protect against that.  Well, I'm just glad that Canadian S4's don't have xenon headlights... wait mine does now thanks to aftermarket kit and ecodes ;-)


----- Original Message -----
From: Nicholas Mistry <nick at mistry.com>
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2004 10:08 am
Subject: [Biturbos4] S4 Headlights being stolen

> Just came across this on boston.com.
> ...
> Car stereos are ancient history, and airbags are old hat. As 
> Lufkus discovered,
> xenon headlights, those super bright headlights with a bluish 
> tinge common to many
> high-end cars, are the coveted automobile item nowadays. Car 
> thieves have been
> swiping them in increasing numbers across Boston, selling them on 
> the black market
> for a fraction of their $540 list price, and leaving unsuspecting 
> car owners with
> repair bills in the thousands.
> With the right tools, thieves can steal headlights off two models 
> in particular,
> Audi S4s and Nissan Maximas, in under a minute, auto industry 
> specialists said. The
> headaches for car owners last a lot longer.
> ...
> Full story here:
> http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/02/26/left_in_the_dark/
> -N
> 2001.5 S4 black/black
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