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  • avant rear lights clean look

    Can anybody tell me where this part is coming from and how u open the boot without the standard tailgate opener ?

    those lights give really a clean look to the avant.
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    S2 's and oldtimers

  • #2
    It is from a B3 saloon, NOT the same as a Cabriolet one!
    You have to cut the handle, removing the normally visible bit, its pretty easy to do.
    The hard bit is finding a panel with no cracks, especially as they are no longer available from Audi

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    • #3
      Middle tailgate lights

      Hi mate

      Lights are from Audi 90.....number plate surround
      just need to modify the trigger handle

      there are posts on here instructing whats to be done

      Cheers
      john

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dest View Post
        It is from a B3 saloon, NOT the same as a Cabriolet one!
        You have to cut the handle, removing the normally visible bit, its pretty easy to do.
        The hard bit is finding a panel with no cracks, especially as they are no longer available from Audi
        not available from audi anymore, u sure ??

        i ll have a look on thebay then

        thanks, will post the result, really like the result

        but how do i open the boot if i cut the handle ? only by pushing the key older like the coupe or do i have to turn it with the key each time ?
        S2 's and oldtimers

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        • #5
          100% certain its NLA!

          The handle still works as it should, but has less travel, you have to adjust the connector rods to take up the slack, so as soon as you move the handle it pops open instead of it moving before it connects and pops open.
          Its very easy to do

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          • #6
            thanks man, looked at thebay, 2 of them but in poor state, think I ve got to be patient to find that part !

            the cutted handle is still behind the top end of the salloon red light ?

            who s the clever one who found and tried first this upgrade ?

            Not a lot of avant owner did this job ? did they ?
            S2 's and oldtimers

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            • #7
              Im not sure who was first, but its been done a few times, I had one on my old blue one:



              Yes, the handle is still behind the panel.

              This explains it in a bit more detail:

              http://www.s2forum.com/forum/showpos...9&postcount=25

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              • #8
                So Dest. Are the B3 center section and B4 center section interchangeable? Only difference I can see other than 1pc B3 vs. 3pc B4 center is the outer blinker lamps are different from B3 to B4.
                Cheers mis amigos,
                _Anton

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                • #9
                  Thats what the panel is already doing isnt it? B3 saloon onto B4 Avant

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dest View Post
                    Thats what the panel is already doing isnt it? B3 saloon onto B4 Avant
                    Yea that's what I was thinking. Was always a little confused about this. B3 saloon should fit B4 saloon and vice versa! Thanks
                    Cheers mis amigos,
                    _Anton

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                    • #11
                      Ah, B4 saloon is not the same as B4 Avant if I remember correctly!
                      Hence S2 Avant rear lights do not fit an S2 Saloon

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                      • #12
                        B3 saloon rear lights are physicaly interchangeble with b4 avant (with mod to handle), b3s had amber corners, b4s have red

                        B4 saloon rear lights are different
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                        • #13
                          Yup, the full B3 saloon and B4 Avant rear lights can be swapped. i.e. a 90 type centre section can be used to make the avant look better as above, or an Avant corner light (red) can be used to update the look of the B3 saloon (orange) corner lights.

                          Has anyone tried to open the Avant boot using the trigger from the B3 saloon? i.e. pushing in the lock barrel opens the tailgate?

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                          1995 S2 Avant

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                          • #14
                            Good idea, I dont see why it wouldnt work.
                            Just need all the bits for the mechanism

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                            • #15
                              I have a set of these to fit. I can't get the above link at post 7 to work. Can anyone explain what's involved 're cutting the tailgate handle?
                              Cheers
                              Dave
                              Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
                              Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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