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Re: buying euro-lights for 1990 Coupe Quattro...the story
Well.......How do they perform? Do they look any different from
stock? Is the gain worth $400.00?
Tim 90CQ, 77Spitfire
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Subject: buying euro-lights for 1990 Coupe Quattro...the story
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Schulz) at Internet
Date: 3/28/96 12:26 PM
I'm back from my business trip to Denmark and Germany. While in Germany, I
got them. Euro headlights for my US Coupe Quattro. The story of my quest...
After working my way through different people at Audi in
Ingolstadt, I reached Anne Seiverth of Customer Service. Anne was most helpful
in my request for the euro-headlight part numbers for my US Coupe Quattro.
She even called the dealer in Frankfurt, Germany, to make sure that they had
received the parts.
The part numbers are:
893 941 029 H
893 941 030 H They are an application for the european 80 series.
When I went to pick up the headlights, I was shocked. Instead of just paying
the headlights (lense, reflector, etc.) I found out that the assembly also
the headlight holder or retainer (the black thingy used to adjust height).
So my plans for taking the headlights as carry-on for the flight home got
I bought some cloth bags, and tape. I wrapped the lights in some of my dirty
and used the tape to hold it together. I then took both bags as carry on.
Mind you, if I had left the lights in the boxes, I would have had to check them
And would probably have some expensive broken glass now.
Now the tough part. Was it worth it ????
Headlights 297 DM x 2 =594 DM + 89.10 tax = 683.10 DM
683.10 / 1.47 DM/US$ = $465.
I got a tax stamp. so I will be able to get the 89.10 DM ($61) back from the
So for alot of headache, and roughly $400, I got euro lights for my coupe
Potential savings???? The headlights are made by Bosch. Does anyone have
(distributors) so that the expensive dealer can be left out of the loop??
Maybe some of you 1988-91 80/90/Coupe Quattro owners can use the part numbers
get a better deal...Or at least a negotiating price when dealing with US sources
for the Euro lights.(TAP had quoted $485/set)
Thanks to Anne Seiverth for also arranging the Calendars for us listers...
1990 Coupe Quattro (soon to have new lights!)