Factory Headlights....Which is best?

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Mon Aug 26 12:54:37 EDT 2002

Michael Riebs / Audi V8 writes:
> I'm not sure on this one, but I THINK that you may need to swap the fenders
> also. Look at the side markers on both cars...

> > Here's the story. I drive an '89 100Q with the factory
> > headlights. I have an '86 5kcstq parts car, also with
> > factory headlights. I'm thinking of transferring the
> > '86 lights to my '89. Main reasons are that the glass
> > in one of my '89 headlights is not clear and the other
> > one has broken adjusters.
> > I'm sure I cannot just swap individual headlights (the
> > turbo lights are thinner for one thing), but it does
> > look like I can swap the whole piece across the front
> > including the grill. Is that true?
> > So, before I do it, are the '86 lights any better?

The fenders are the same.  The corner lights are different (turbo version
has chrome trim that matches those above and below the headlights).
Yes you can swap the grill and the trims between the turbo and non-turbo
cars, but both turbo and non-turbo DOT headlights suck big time.  Perhaps
the turbo version is even worse.  I sure wouldn't go through all that
trouble for no real gain.  Going to Euro lights and adding a relay harness
is the way to go.

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic (soon)
2001 S4 2.7T
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0
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