I've got a late '95 A4 1.9TDi. The climate control unit (Audi part
8d0820043h) in the dashboard has died. I took it to a local Audi
dealer and they quoted £608 for a new unit and £316 for a "temp flap
motor" (Audi part 8d2820511a) whatever that is.
I remember reading here that someone imports parts cheaply into the UK
- can anyone point me in the right direction?
Failing that, can anyone recommend a friendly breakers/salvage
For some reason, shelling out the best part of a grand to get the
aircon working is not appealing!
Thanks for any help.
Ebay.co.uk they always have them on there, I have seen tons, although there
isnt any at the moment, they normally go for around 30-50 quid, or try a
If you need one badly try ebay.com or ebay.de they have some but you may
have to pay import tax on the .com one, only if its over 50 quid.
Where do you get 50quid from? You get up to 36quid for import of
non-commercial items (ie gifts) and 18quid for "items of mechandise".
You have to pay import tax+VAT+Royal Mail handling charge (usually about
Thanks Ron. I've contacted, via the web, a number of breakers so
hopefully one of them will come up trumps - I'll also give ebay a go.
Do you think that a breakers would only charge 30 to 50 quid? Seems
like quite a reduction on the brand new cost of the damn thing.
Theres plenty of audi's now in breakers, write off's etc, 50 quid is about
right 2nd hand, you will pay whats its worth to be honest.
Ive seen them buy it now for around 50 thats why I said about it, remember
dealerships parts are never realistic unless you need somthing small, I
brought a new connector pipe this morning from my local Audi Dealer, that
connects the Cat to the exhaust, and it cost £8.00 :) genuine part.
btw dovercourt Audi in Bristol must now be owned by Damon Hill, as its
changed its name and is called Bristol Audi now, my online bank statement
showed Damon Hill as the supplier :)
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