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afmafia
04-09-2007, 02:36 PM
what is involved in putting 99.5and up tails on a older 98 a4 thanks in advance

AudiRacerS4
04-09-2007, 02:40 PM
you need to re wire the lights

AudiRacerS4
04-09-2007, 02:40 PM
http://www.audiworld.com/tech/ext38.shtml

a4cefed
04-09-2007, 02:48 PM
you also need to search

ny02s4
04-09-2007, 02:58 PM
I dont get why people on here keep those nasty ass pre '99 tails on their cars.

ProOnThaSnow
04-09-2007, 03:17 PM
I dont get why people on here keep those nasty ass pre '99 tails on their cars.

because I haven't found a set cheap enough for me to warrant buying them yet. [:p] Then and only then will I really worry about it, but yes - they are ugly as sin.

afmafia
04-09-2007, 04:20 PM
a4cedfed i did do a search but i was looking for a detailed post with pics thanks for your help

ice cream man
04-09-2007, 04:28 PM
I dont get why people on here keep those nasty ass pre '99 tails on their cars.

I happen to like the tails that came on my car better than the post 99's (B/C its silver too). But if i had the ugly pre 98.5's then i would buy the newer ones


http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/bapesta01/tails.jpg

afmafia
04-09-2007, 04:41 PM
ice cream i have those same light that u have i just want a newer look your car looks good keep up the good work

ice cream man
04-09-2007, 04:42 PM
thank you what color is your car?

afmafia
04-09-2007, 04:55 PM
mine is burgundy

ice cream man
04-09-2007, 04:57 PM
yeaa so the 99^ will look great post up some pics when your done..

SeanF
04-09-2007, 06:35 PM
im glad i made the switch...

the only tough part is getting the damn wires out of the harness to switch them... i learned a trick, but i forgot... ha

pipe7284
04-09-2007, 07:26 PM
I happen to like the tails that came on my car better than the post 99's (B/C its silver too). But if i had the ugly pre 98.5's then i would buy the newer ones


http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p102/bapesta01/tails.jpg


i have those too, and i like them. plus i will be tinting them later on down the road.

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/PB170002.jpg

(yeah yeah i know about those sticky marks that the A4 and 1.8T emblems left. i will ahve the car repainted too)

a4cefed
04-09-2007, 07:30 PM
a4cedfed i did do a search but i was looking for a detailed post with pics thanks for your help


didnt mean to come off as a dick. hope you found what you needed

afmafia
04-09-2007, 08:34 PM
no problem its cool

AudiSport12
04-09-2007, 08:49 PM
i dont have any pics of the swap but that Audiworld article should be more than helpful. its what i used.

edit: my old lights are the 97 model year which are obviously different than the 98s. oh well.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e277/kyleconn/Kylescar2028.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e277/kyleconn/DSCF0221.jpg

RippleChip
04-10-2007, 05:03 AM
Amazing in the difference just from the lights.

afmafia
04-10-2007, 05:20 AM
another good question can i just use the lens from the 99.5 and up a4 tails and use my 98 electronic/bulb holder or do i have to use the whole assembly froom the 99.5

RippleChip
04-10-2007, 05:24 AM
Bulb locations are in different spots, you need to adjust the holder so the right bulbs will be on for the right signals.

afmafia
04-10-2007, 10:41 AM
ok so do i use the bulb holder from my 98 tails or from the new 99.5 and up tails thanksjon

afmafia
04-10-2007, 05:12 PM
anyone?

AudiRacerS4
04-10-2007, 06:04 PM
yes

offroader1006
04-10-2007, 06:55 PM
IMO the 99.5-up tail lights arent that much better than the 98.5 for me, if i had a set for free i wouldnt put the energy in switching, the 98.5's look great on my silver A4.

afmafia
04-10-2007, 08:15 PM
i think 99.5 tails look 100 percnet better than the 98 tails

ice cream man
04-10-2007, 09:03 PM
on my silver i like the 98's better

afmafia
04-11-2007, 03:37 PM
everyone has diffrent taste 98 tails are alot better than the older style

jbrentd
04-13-2007, 01:17 PM
First there was this question.

ok so do i use the bulb holder from my 98 tails or from the new 99.5 and up tails thanksjon


Then, this answer.

yes


AudiRacerS4 - Yes you use the original holder or yes, you use the new holder? I ask because I'm going to mix and match a set and one of them doesn't have the holder.

Jereme
04-13-2007, 01:53 PM
yeah mines a 98 and I don't mind the lights at all, what years did the ones with the square reverse lights come on?? My reverse lights are a long strip near the top of the light...?

afmafia
04-13-2007, 02:59 PM
98 have strip towards the top
99.5 have long towards the bottom
jbrentd i think the bulb holders for 98 -02 b5 a4/s4 bulber holders are the same let me know if there not

AudiSport12
04-13-2007, 03:17 PM
98 have strip towards the top
99.5 have long towards the bottom
jbrentd i think the bulb holders for 98 -02 b5 a4/s4 bulber holders are the same let me know if there not

instead of people "letting you know" everything, find out for yourself. search the internet: google, audiworld, audiforums, yahoo, all that shit.