Sweet. Nice find, Ron.
Don't know how to go about contacting a VW dealership in Juarez (close to El Paso, Tx.)
concerning the purchase of rear headrests but was able to find out that their Beetle Sport
model has Euro version rear headrests in black leatherette. Perhaps someone could contact
them in Spanish and find out part number and USD cost information for those of you who
want to replace the large leatherette 'balloons' perched on the backrest of your rear seats.
This is how you ask in Spanish
BUENOS DIAS, NECESITO SABER EL PRECIO Y EL NUMERO DE LA PIEZA DE LAS CABECERAS DE ASIENTO TRACERO PARA EL VOCHO DEL DOSMILLDOCE(2012) EN VINYL NEGRO (Leaderette)
Good Morning, I need to know the price and part number for rear seat headrest for 2012 beetle
CUANTO SERIA PARA ENVIARLOS POR CORREO A ESTADOS UNIDOS?
How much to ship them to the USA?
2012 Denim Blue Beetle 2.5 Auto w/ 17" Heritage wheels
2006 Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide
Over the years I have bought parts from the dealership on many occasions. But I have not gone into Ciudad Juárez for the past 3 years, due to the rampant violence. So I cannot swear that the dealership is as good as it used to be.
There should be a person or two that can speak English at the dealership (although I have never tried to speak English there). The first order of business is to talk to the Parts Department (Departamento de Refacciones), then try to describe the headrest. The phone call initially rings to the dealership phone operator.
Getting merchandise shipped from México is complicated. It sometimes requires a Customs Broker. It is easier to purchase the parts in person, and then hand-carry them across the border. You will have to declare them at US Customs.
It might be easier yet to contact one of the importers such as ECS Tuning or OEM Plus, and see if they can get the parts.
Last edited by alpinweiss; 05-06-2012 at 12:49 AM.
2008 Passat, 2.0T, 6-speed manual, Euro lights