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    Thread: New Caddy Tail light UNBOXING from E.I.S.

    1. Member bigbrain28's Avatar
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      10-04-2012 01:29 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 01:31 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 01:39 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 03:42 PM #4
      i've bought bus parts from them in the past.

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      10-04-2012 07:47 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 06:45 PM #6
      Interesting that they're Klockerholm, but have the VW Audi markings on them.

      -Todd

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      10-06-2012 05:19 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 06:38 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 02:51 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 08:02 PM. Reason: Fixed picture links!

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      10-20-2012 07:13 PM #10
      maybe its just me? the picture of them on the truck doesnt show up
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      10-20-2012 07:25 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 04:57 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 10:47 AM #13
      Do i see eyelets in the mounting holes so not to over tighten & crack ?
      If so A+ for that.
      Last edited by MicroCADDY; 10-21-2012 at 10:57 AM.

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      10-22-2012 11:35 AM #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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