View Full Version : Dealership busted my headlights.

02-19-2008, 06:59 PM
So last summer the car dealership busted my headlights (the valeo ecodes) and now the clips have been broken...

ever since the valeo ecodes have been out of stock.
so supposidly the dealership found some (i highly doubt it), and if they did find after market headlights...i doubt they are the true valeo ecodes.
so im going to make sure they are valeos...other than the box they come in and i know what the look like on the outside of course...
is there anyway to tell its a true valeo ecode and not some shit off of ebay.

sorry if this is a stupid question but really wanna get this outa the way and not worry about it...and not get screwed outa good headlights.

thanks all.

02-19-2008, 07:08 PM
i have no idea, but good luck man. they better not try to cheap you out

02-19-2008, 07:14 PM
hahaha, if you can't tell now, then why does it even matter...

They will say Valeo on them. Cheap ebay ones will not. If they are Depo, then you might as well take them, cause they are good as well.

02-19-2008, 08:59 PM
they will either be valeo or depo.

what you want for the damaged lights? they HID or halogen?

02-19-2008, 09:16 PM
yea, valeo will def say it

02-19-2008, 09:19 PM
yea, valeo will def say it

Depo lights are clearly marked as well. [:)]

02-19-2008, 09:34 PM
My RS4 headlights say VALEO on them.

02-19-2008, 10:17 PM
haha...im keepin my busted headlights...they still work but just a lil ghetto how they are strapped down. mine are the non xenon ready ones.

u never know when u need another set.
arnt depos cheaper than valeos? no matter what..im making htem get me the valeos.

02-19-2008, 10:26 PM
If you had Valeo's, thats what they should get you. Can't they order some OEM lights from the motherland? What dealership is this? I have had awesome luck with laurel in westmont. They even hooked me up just earlier today with new coilpacks for cheap.

02-20-2008, 06:41 AM
yeah really ones say valeo in the bottom inside corner of the lense

02-20-2008, 06:52 AM
If it was last summer, you might have a hard time getting them to buy the lights... I mean, that was almost a year ago and NOW you are trying to get them!? Don't be suprised if you are turned away...

02-20-2008, 07:10 AM
I don't believe Valeo still pops out lights for the B5 chassis; they've moved on to newer cars and can't keep making lights for every m/y that they ever produced.

depo, another huge manufacturer, buys the molds from companies like Valeo and continues to pop out pieces like headlights so when the time comes to replace a headlight, the dealers can still get them if the original Valeo stock has run out. The only difference between the original Valeo and the Depo lights is that sometimes, companies like Depo cheap out on the material selection for different components of the lights - their quality control may not be as solid as Valeo either.

having said this, Depo lights will be a satisfactory replacement as far as the dealer is concerned. They may not be able to source original Valeo lights so you'll have to make up your mind when they present them to you. The depo lights came from the same mold, just different quality.

02-20-2008, 07:25 AM
The depo ecodes people use here looks really nice and so for no one complains about leaks or anything. Do they make them for xenons? I've only seen them for halogens

02-20-2008, 07:32 AM
The depo ecodes people use here looks really nice and so for no one complains about leaks or anything. Do they make them for xenons? I've only seen them for halogens

[up] yup, my depos are just fine (minus the tab I broke off because I was being an ass during install)

02-20-2008, 08:58 AM
these look legit?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUDI-A4-S4-96-01-FACELIFT-EURO-1-PC-CHROME-HEADLIGHTS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ00 6QQitemZ160208219244QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

02-20-2008, 05:08 PM
^^^^thats the same pic in the auction I bought my ecodes from on ebay and when they came in the mail, they were DEPO brand, loved them, never once had an issure with leaking or anything, also the light output was amazing on them with my 6500k HIDs.

02-20-2008, 05:27 PM
is that orange reflector really there in the actual product?

02-20-2008, 05:42 PM
they look just like ecodes.

02-20-2008, 05:55 PM
so that orange aint really there...

02-20-2008, 06:09 PM
so that orange aint really there...

that orange is just the reflection of the amber bulbs.

02-20-2008, 06:30 PM
just bought em, 270 shipped

02-20-2008, 06:30 PM
question for all you with the depos (i have them too) what did you do to install the blinkers because the stock harness on my 97 doesn't attatch to the headlight and i have no idea what size bulb fits in there.. any info would be great.

02-20-2008, 06:31 PM
buy the adaptor harness from ecs, its a must in my book

02-20-2008, 06:34 PM
i bought the adapter for the headlight itself but theres no adapter for the turn signal, unless i missed that.

02-20-2008, 06:41 PM
just went downstairs and looked at my valeos, i know they arent depos but they use a 21w bulb with offset pins... fairly standard

02-20-2008, 07:20 PM
I made some adapter with the stock and depo holders... dont really remember what I did however... it was free and it looked and worked like OEM.

02-20-2008, 08:13 PM
you guys are wasting 280 bucks on those? shit, i got those from the factory with HIDs, 20 minuets with a drill and i had clear corners...

02-20-2008, 08:20 PM
i dont feel like sanding used ones... put the possiblity of broken adjusters too

02-20-2008, 08:46 PM
you guys are wasting 280 bucks on those? shit, i got those from the factory with HIDs, 20 minuets with a drill and i had clear corners...

The point of e-codes are better projectors

02-20-2008, 09:02 PM
Is ebay the only source for Depo's?

02-20-2008, 09:04 PM
i think so but they are only halogens

02-20-2008, 09:05 PM
well fred i know youve been searching and mike told me lltek, sure enough they had the best prices but they were out of stock [mad]

depo doesnt make HID housings, only halogens to my knowledge...

when i get these ebay depos ill let you know how they are if you havent pulled the trigger by then [up]