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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 January 9th, 2018, 16:18   #1
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The third brake light is damaged where it mounts. Anybody have any idea where I can find a replacement?
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Old January 9th, 2018, 16:33   #2
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Old January 9th, 2018, 18:00   #3
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I guess it is hopeless to expect to be able to find replacement part for it?
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Old January 10th, 2018, 03:35   #4
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The little metal tab or the housing?
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Old January 10th, 2018, 09:10   #5
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Housing, pieces missing.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 11:28   #6
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Housing, pieces missing.
I think it's composed of two pieces, the rear housing cover and the lens that the housing clips into. I assume it's the housing cover with the bulbs that's damaged or the other?

IDK where you're located in CA but there is a 97 Passat wagon at the Upull in Merced, California 95340. Don't know if you're close or not. Whether the part is actually still on the car can't say.

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Old January 10th, 2018, 11:54   #7
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Check on VWVortex, there's a guy in the NW parting out a 95 wagon.

Vortex userid is Whistlebop and the thread is here.

There might be other partouts but this was the first I ran across.

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Old January 10th, 2018, 21:24   #8
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I bought my first wagon from someone who broke the rear window and destroyed the light. I found one off a Volvo wagon fit close enough and used that until I found an OEM. I attached it yo the glass with 3M mounting tape and the connector worked with a very slight modification.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 13:02   #9
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I really appreciate the responses I have received. The one that really got my interest was the VWVortex forum. I tried to get signed in but they keep running through hoops and are making it almost impossible. The Upull in merced may be good, but it is a ways to go.
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I really appreciate the responses I have received. The one that really got my interest was the VWVortex forum. I tried to get signed in but they keep running through hoops and are making it almost impossible. The Upull in merced may be good, but it is a ways to go.
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PM me contact details and I will contact person parting then car on Vortex and pass on information.

IMO Vortex has become a nothing burger since they were severely hacked a while back and force changed everyone's passwords.

No promises but at least we can get the ball rolling. And yeah, I didn't know how far you were from Merced but at least it's in your state. If you signup for Row52.com you might be able to contact someone who pulls parts at the Merced yard and get them to buy it and send it to you too.

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Yes, how do I PM you? And what does PM stand for?
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Old January 11th, 2018, 19:38   #12
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pm=private message, just go to your inbox and send me a message.

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Old January 15th, 2018, 08:46   #13
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Thank you very much. I went to Merced yesterday and found the part so am good to go.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 11:51   #14
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Thank you very much. I went to Merced yesterday and found the part so am good to go.
You're welcome, glad that you were able to find what you needed.

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