BX GTI Fog Lights from Portugal

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BXTASY
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BX GTI Fog Lights from Portugal

Post by BXTASY »

After watching Ebay for GTI fog lights (mine are broken/corroded), I saw a listing a few months ago, about 150 UKP, don’t recall if new or used. Then aftermarket lights from Portugal were listed for 99 E; I ordered a set. Arrived in good shape, branded “SIM,” and they are identical to the original units. Apparently being remanufactured - the seller simply re-lists them when the bid expiration date passes, and I saw only one other sale in the past few months.

Another new set is on Ebay.co.uk, SIEM (original brand), but they are spot lamps, not fog lights, and minimum bid is 165 UKP. Item no. 182019710426

The Portuguese lamps are under Item no. 111921121763

I’m satisfied with these units, good service and prompt mailout, but finding them took over six months, so others may be interested if they’re typically hard to find.

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Re: BX GTI Fog Lights from Portugal

Post by senmathal »

Hello!

I´m a new member here from Sweden. I just bought a BX 16 Valve with leather seats, sunroof and A/C :) It will be a long time restoration project and I´m now looking fore spare parts. I now that the fog lights used to be difficult to find but here there is. Maybe most people here now about this already but if not.

I just order the fog ligts from here. http://www.verstralershop.nl/en/fog-lig ... results=17 They are also available in spot version http://www.verstralershop.nl/en/extra-l ... results=17

The manufacturer is SIM but I don't now if it is possible to order direct from them. http://sim-sa.com/configurador/46

Hope my English i understandably :)

/Mats

BXTASY
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Re: BX GTI Fog Lights from Portugal

Post by BXTASY »

Thank you Mats, for the new information. I checked that link and saw that the foglights are 27 Euros each, a lower price than I paid a few months ago. My BX is a restoration project also, but mostly cleaning and rust control. I used several different solvents for the hard grease all over the underside of the car - paint thinner is the most effective, combined with razor scrapers and wire brushes. The foglights are on the shelf - I hope to work my way to the front of the car in a few months. Good Luck.