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Re: buying euro-lights for 1990 Coupe Quattro...the story

treilley wrote:
>      Well.......How do they perform?  Do they look any different from
>      stock?  Is the gain worth $400.00?
>      Tim 90CQ, 77Spitfire
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> Subject: buying euro-lights for 1990 Coupe Quattro...the story
> Author:  schulz@tif623.ed.ray.com (Peter Schulz) at Internet
> Date:    3/28/96 12:26 PM
> Listers:
> I'm back from my business trip to Denmark and Germany.  While in Germany, I
> final ly
> got them. Euro headlights for my US Coupe Quattro.  The story of my quest...
> After working my way through different people at Audi in
> Ingolstadt, I reached Anne Seiverth of Customer Service.  Anne was most helpful
> in my request for the euro-headlight part numbers for my US Coupe Quattro.
> She even called the dealer in Frankfurt, Germany, to make sure that they had
> received the parts.
> The part numbers are:
> 893 941 029 H
> 893 941 030 H   They are an application for the european 80 series.
> When I went to pick up the headlights, I was shocked.  Instead of just paying
> for
> the headlights (lense, reflector, etc.) I found out that the assembly also
> includ es
> the headlight holder or retainer (the black thingy used to adjust height).
> So my plans for taking the headlights as carry-on for the flight home got
> complic ated.
> I bought some cloth bags, and tape.  I wrapped the lights in some of my dirty
> clo thes
> and used the tape to hold it together.  I then took both bags as carry on.
> Mind you, if I had left the lights in the boxes, I would have had to check them
> i n...
> And would probably have some expensive broken glass now.
> Now the tough part.  Was it worth it ????
> Headlights 297 DM x 2 =594 DM + 89.10 tax = 683.10 DM
> 683.10 / 1.47 DM/US$ = $465.
> I got a tax stamp. so I will be able to get the 89.10 DM ($61) back from the
> deal er.
> So for alot of headache, and roughly $400, I got euro lights for my coupe
> quattro .
> Potential savings???? The headlights are made by Bosch.  Does anyone have
> contact s
> (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
> and
> 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...
> Peter Schulz
> 1990 Coupe Quattro  (soon to have new lights!)
> schulz@ed.ray.com

Sorry to butt in, but is there any way to improve the headlights of a 
'96 A6 Quattro Wagon?

Thanks for rany advice.
Nicholas Androulidakis