Re: 2004 Audi: US -> Canada

I recently did this with a '98 A6. Instrument cluster will not be a problem, as long as the speedometer has markings on it for kilometers/hour (while I'm
sure it does). Odometer in miles is not a problem, and this may be resettable by a dealer or with a Vag-Com.
The one thing that you will need is the installation/activation of daytime running lights (DRLs) in most Provinces (Ontario and Quebec for sure), and verification that the car does not have to be modified to provide infant car seat anchor points. I believe that all Audis imported into the US since 1997 do comply here.
wrote:

-- Jay. (remove dashes for legal email address)
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Jay, thanks for the followup response. I tried emailing you offline but it bounced so I'll send this out.
Two questions: 1) Did you have any problem getting the Audi dealership (or anyone else) to do the daytime running lights? With my current car that I imported, I just rewired the fog lights to be on with the ignition. 2) For importing an Audi, did you have to pay duty or just GST? If duty, do you remember the %?
Thanks, Darren

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Fortunately for you, daytime running do exist on all U.S. spec Audis. They simply are not activated by default. So, like various other functions that can be switched on or off in software (i.e. autolocking, etc.), they can be activated with a VAG-COM utility either by a dealer or private party. By the way -- in case you are new to Volkswagen/Audi -- VAG-COM is a piece of diagnostic software that you can buy and run yourself. When installed on a laptop and used in conjunction with and special cable that connects to your car's cpu, it allows you to both diagnose problems and change various switchable user settings (like the daytime running lights).
Rob 2002 A4 3.0Q (black) 2005 TT 3.2 DSG (ocean blue)
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.