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      10-04-2012 02:29 PM #1
      After much searching I found EISParts.com (http://www.eisparts.com/ who have (in stock) what appears to be Russian (?) tail lights. I have not installed them yet, but they appear to be as good a quality as the OEM part.

      They are shipped very securely:


      And individually:


      And a final front back shot of the actual product:


      You can either search "Caddy" form the home page, or use these links to check out the left/right product page. As of this post, I paid $69ea + shipping, which I don't think is unreasonable.

      Left Tail Light: http://www.eisparts.com/EIS-20071L.html

      Right Tail Light: http://www.eisparts.com/EIS-20071R.html

      **I have no affiliation with them, just wanted to share my experience with those seeking replacements **

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      10-04-2012 02:31 PM #2
      well, $69.99. And they did NOT come with screws (mine are rusty!) So I will need to pick up some new ones. I will post a shot before/after once I install them.

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      10-04-2012 02:39 PM #3
      that price isnt bad at all, i need new ones badly as myne are either stained or were sprayed at some point and also cracked
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      10-04-2012 04:42 PM #4
      i've bought bus parts from them in the past.

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      10-04-2012 08:47 PM #5
      dont complain about screws

      you can go to the hardware store and pick up some stainless screws which will outlast your caddy.

      on my 81 all the side markers have new replaced stainless screw matched to factory style.

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      10-05-2012 07:45 PM #6
      Interesting that they're Klockerholm, but have the VW Audi markings on them.

      -Todd

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      10-06-2012 06:19 AM #7
      calling it NOS or Elaborate replica, Todd?

      didnt the OEM ones have Hella on the outside plastic lens?

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      10-06-2012 07:38 AM #8
      I'm guessing replica, although my OE tails aren't marked Hella. My tails are also the older style without the metal screw bushings. The linked description doesn't claim that they're OE, but just mentions that the VAG logo is present....

      I don't believe Klockerholm is an OEM supplier, as I've gotten their sheetmetal and there aren't any VAG stamps on that stuff. West Coast Metric got sued (and lost) in the '90s for doing the same type of thing.

      GAP claims to be selling OE tails for $87 per side. I'm curious if their's are truely OE.

      I'm still waiting to see how they fit. I've got an extra set of OEs, but I may just grab a set.

      -Todd

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      10-20-2012 03:51 PM #9
      Here they are on the truck;






      I think they look great, and fit perfect. Oddly, my right side that I replaced was the exact same knock off as this!
      Last edited by bigbrain28; 10-20-2012 at 09:02 PM. Reason: Fixed picture links!

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      10-20-2012 08:13 PM #10
      maybe its just me? the picture of them on the truck doesnt show up
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      10-20-2012 08:25 PM #11
      My bad, they are on Google Drive, and I guess only I see them... I'll move them out somewhere else when I get back home.

      FIXED!
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      10-21-2012 05:57 AM #12
      wow that really makes the back of the truck I might have to pick some of these up after I paint my caddy

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      10-21-2012 11:47 AM #13
      Do i see eyelets in the mounting holes so not to over tighten & crack ?
      If so A+ for that.
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      10-22-2012 12:35 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by MicroCADDY View Post
      Do i see eyelets in the mounting holes so not to over tighten & crack ?
      If so A+ for that.
      Yes, there are brass eyelets in each hole

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      12-15-2015 01:43 PM #15
      for the link and finding this post.
      Ordered some tails for the LE7U 82 Caddy

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      12-15-2015 02:10 PM #16
      VW Heritage has them for $30 or so USD a pop, I got two with a few other small things not available in the US and shipping was about $30 back in June.
      They aren't quite OE but they are plenty nice for the money. Wish they had new westy front turn signals.
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      12-15-2015 08:20 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by wolf_walker View Post
      VW Heritage has them for $30 or so USD a pop
      Dang! I should have checked VW Heritage before I ordered a pair of them a few months ago.
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      12-15-2015 10:09 PM #18
      I've been meaning to order some to stash away. I'm sure they will disappear eventually.
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      12-16-2015 07:46 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by wolf_walker View Post
      I've been meaning to order some to stash away. I'm sure they will disappear eventually.
      They sure will. It's almost a guarantee those are not fresh repops, rather, old stock.

      And at least there were aftermarket suppliers for these tails...the S2 Scirocco was always left out.
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      12-16-2015 08:52 PM #20
      Saturnus makes legit parts

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      12-21-2015 09:06 AM #21
      Guess I should have checked VW heritage. Seems they supply although the clears they offer are out of stock.
      Considering what I just bought, I am still happy even with a ~$20 difference overall in price shipped.

      Here is their listing

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      12-23-2015 12:49 PM #22
      I think Saturnus was the OEM supplier for the plant in Eastern Europe that cranked these out until...1992? I think? I have one OEM US one with chrome trim, and one Saturnus one. They are VERY comparable. One difference of note is the placement and size of the reflectors. The Slovenian made ones are smaller and right on the corner, the US one goes all the way across the red.
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