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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old October 14th, 2005, 20:44   #1
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Default Deer accident 96 Passat

A crazy deer (rutting season) ran into my 96 Passat. I have a high deductable ($1000)so I want to keep the repair cost down. I need a hood, grill, headlight(s), sidemarker, radiator and radiator support replaced. Insurance is giving me $2800 for the repairs. I want to use used parts or good aftermarket parts. What should I do? Where should I look?

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Old October 15th, 2005, 05:10   #2
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I would go to vwvortex.com and look under the classified section (Passat all other models) because there are usually a few people parting out B4's. I would buy new engine parts because you would have zero idea of condition of radiator from a parted car. Plenty of online vendors to buy new TDI engine parts.
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Old October 15th, 2005, 06:55   #3
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Any junk yards in your area? That's where I'd try. You could score some genuine VW sheetmetal (most aftermarket body panels are crap IMO) and not have to deal with shipping costs. $2800 in hand or $1800 because of your deductible? Sounds like you may be lucky they did not try to declare it a total loss !

Good luck and fix it right, it's worth it.

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Old October 15th, 2005, 15:53   #4
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What Passat years will fit my 96?

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Old October 15th, 2005, 20:45   #5
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I'd guess 95-97. It's possible 94, but I'm not sure when the change in the front end happened.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 08:57   #6
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Not 94.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 21:24   #7
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I think you may want to check eBay, too. I noticed parts tonight.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 21:37   #8
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I can hook you up with new OEM Hella headlights for $120 each. The radiator (new) I can get for $275. Other misc parts I can get too, but not what you have listed. Let me know, I'm putting in an order on Friday.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 21:44   #9
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Whew! I' glad this happened Friday. On Saturday, I mentioned to thermographer that I havne't read of any deer accidents lately. This was just before we saw four deer eating in a field.

I was afraid I jinxed ya.

hope it all goes well.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 20:50   #10
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Old October 21st, 2005, 21:07   #11
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check out partstrain.com they have most of what you need.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 22:07   #12
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I didn't get the PM...

Or did you use the quick reply thingie and that was meant for someone else?
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 04:58   #13
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(860) 645-1938. Manchester call this guy he will ship he is honest has a boatload of vw parts all years some diesel bodyparts i bought a whole passeger rear door $100 wagon hatch 150 taillight $20 he has ads running in the link below all the time good luck
http://www.bargainnews.com
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 05:01   #14
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also i got clearlens headlight on ebay cheap hella and fogs
headlight for 60 pair and fogs were20 blinker part was euro spec thogh and did fit any way ebay has lot of lights and grills just search b4 passatand you will see
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