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Old 03-28-2011   #1
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Front headlight mount part number???

Howdy! The '08 ended up on the wrong side of a concrete column in a parking deck
I've found a replacement passenger headlamp, but the mounting "plate" that is under the light is also broken up. I've found an exploded part sheet, but they dont have p/ns.

Anyone know what part number is for #20 (but for passenger side) on this link?

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many thanks! And if anyone is parting out an '08, first, my condolences, and two, have any parts I can buy???

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Dang - Bad Link, no biscuit!!!

Oh websites.....

The link doesn't go where I had hoped.

Here's a shot of the exploded view....

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You likely finished this repair job by now, but just in case, the passenger side headlight mount for the facelift Treg is part nr. 7L6941292 (I just bought a used one myself, from Riedel Autorecycling, in Germany).

BTW, in case you did it yourself, let us know how it was (number of bolts, whether total removal of the bumper is necessary, etc.) Thanks in advance.
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I have a brand new passenger headlight assembly for an 08 if interested PM me.

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In my case, the headlight itself is ok. However, the plastic base which houses the headlight (some call it the headlight mount or tray) is broken in two places, so the headlight assembly doesn't fit as tight as it should. Does anyone ever replaced this part on a facelift Treg?
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Hey Siberian! I wish I had known! I ended up pulling a used one off Ebay.


So here's my story, and I'm sticking to it

I found a headlamp supplier on Ebay and I highly recommend him.

Just be sure to read and look closely at his ads - just see if it is the whole assembly or if it has parts taken off. It came boxed up better than factory. I only needed the "shell", all my electronics were good and I swapped them over. Check out the fixitmannn1 at A B PAINT AND BODY items - Get great deals on Headlight, Tail light items on eBay Stores! on eBay Stores!

The other parts came NEW from Bryan at Volkswagen Parts | Genuine OEM Parts - VW Performance Accessories Also highly recommended! Email Bryan, you can even just describe the part you want, he'll usually reply with a blown-up parts list like the one Treguese posted and ask which ones you need. Include your VIN.

I had to replace the headlamp mounting plate Treguese asked about. It's mounted with only 4 bolts/screws. Really simple, but you need to remove the bumper cover, which is also quite simple. I was shocked how easy the whole front bumper assembly come off! There's a PDF guide somewhere in clubtouareg that works well for removal. Have your star-drives ready!

The trick to the headlamp mount is, either bust your knuckles flying blind on the back bolts or have an insanely long 1/4 inch socket extension to reach from the front. The bolts have a small hex on the threaded end, there are some really deep trenches from the front that can reach back to tighten those screws. Just start by installing it loose and get the headlamp clipped into it. The front of the mount has two adjustable set screws to get the depth correct in the fender/hood. I installed the mount tight the first time, prowdly slid in the headlamp, and it stuck out, crooked, about an inch! Talk about a panic attack, how far out of whack was the front end???!! Nope, just get the headlamp clipped in and then dry fit the whole rig with your hands. Tighten the front set screws and the 2 front mounting bolts - and then the back ones just seem to kinda float, but tighten them til they're pulled in snug. It's plastic, so just snug enough to hold the headlamp.

Quick and easy-peasy. I'm thankful the treg didn't hit the column any harder and get into the steel parts of the front end. For me, last up is to get the bumper cover gouges filled and re-sprayed.

I don't know the differences between the front ends of the different years, but with a 1/2 model year change in headlamps, maybe not much There's other parts on the front clip that might need to be swapped, but I was struck dumb by how cheap the VW "collision" parts were. There are two guide brackets for each side. They hold the sides of the bumper, they might need to be swapped too. They're called the bumper side guide bracket (p/n 7L6 807 050 for the passenger side at least).

I don't mind if we switch this over to a bumper swap post, my mission is complete!

See you on the road!
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Well if you knock it out again, ping me

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Thanks, but Point of information - I didn't knock it out the first time

But, whatcha gonna do....

or , just a difference of sleeping on the couch.

Perhaps the $1,000 deductible wasn't such a good idea.

I did get to take off the front end and learn!

Soooo, how about that switch from one front end to newer??

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Touchy touchy touchy

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Thanks a bunch for the write up Traillab I'm waiting for the mounting plate to arrive, hopefully next weekend I'll manage to squeeze some time off and give it a try.

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