87 Audi 5000 tqa headlight/ac swap from 89 100 q. Possible?

Steve Sears steve.sears at soil-mat.on.ca
Thu Jun 8 12:17:03 EDT 2006

If the headlights are the same on the 100q as they are on the non-turbo 5k, 
then they probably just bolt-on.  If they're not, then a bit of modding to 
the mounting points may be required.  I've seen a Type 44 running with 
modified HID units from an A6, and Huw Powell has a quad-round conversion 
documented on his web site.  I guess you won't know until you compare the 
100q unit to the 5ktq mounting points.  My 5ktq has non-turbo 5k eurolights, 
which match up quite well to a V8 hood - the marker lights have been changed 
for DEPO clear units, and Merc. light sockets have allowed me to combine the 
parking light/turn signals and move them up into the corners from the 
bumper.  The vacated bumper spaces have been filled with driving lights, not 
that the relayed euros need any help with lighting the road anyway.
Steve Sears
1987 Audi 5kTQ (Tantrum)
1980 Audi 5k (Panzer)
1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes (Smokies)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Tom Winter <tom at freeskier.com>
> Subject: 87 Audi 5000 tqa headlight/ac swap from 89 100 q. Possible?
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>
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> Hi all - it's been a while since I posted on this forum and it is good to 
> be
> back and see some familiar names.
> Here's the deal. The previous owner of my 87 tqa removed the a/c 
> compressor,
> condenser, etc from the car. This wasn't a problem until I relocated from
> the cool mountain environs of Vail down to Denver (should hit 95 today).
> And, as you all know, the headlights on the 5000 tq leave much to be
> desired.
> My old daily driver is a 100 q sedan. I've listed it for sale, but the car
> has some issues and may be a better doner than driver at this time.
> Can anyone give me the beta on if I can swap the a/c system from the 100
> into the 5000? And what about the grill, headlights, etc. While the
> headlights on the 100 aren't the best, they (if I remember correctly) work
> better than the ones on the 5000, and I've just discovered a nice hole 
> from
> a rock in my passenger side 5000 headlight, so it will need to be 
> replaced.
> Thanks in advance for your help/advice.
> Tom
> 87 5000 tqa (red rocket)
> 100 q (old faithful)

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