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unfortunately the speedometer is only in miles! I will just have to find a replacement part to do the trick and find someone competent enough to swap it out. I dont want to be caught out doing the wrong speeds. wrong country to try that in

They looked familiar alright. I saw this place a few times on the way from Zurich to Flumserberg. Thanks for the tips on that. What was the cost of the Xenon washers?

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Old 14.07.2014, 16:25
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unfortunately the speedometer is only in miles! I will just have to find a replacement part to do the trick and find someone competent enough to swap it out. I dont want to be caught out doing the wrong speeds. wrong country to try that in

They looked familiar alright. I saw this place a few times on the way from Zurich to Flumserberg. Thanks for the tips on that. What was the cost of the Xenon washers?

they are nothing special, I would assume pennies, but he said they took 2 hours to fit, so that's where the cost is going to be
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Its a 2011 Cayenne - dont think those dials will do the trick... but at least I know they exist! Thats great. Concerned about after market Xenon light washers... Since the same model is sold here I presume cert of conformity should be OK. It will be an adventure in any case, as everything here is...
Dual dials are fine. Been there done that. Newer 911's in fact show mph on the speedo but can show either kmh or mph on the digital display and that's fine. Buddy brought a 2013 911 4s and did not have to change a thing.
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there is tons of threads so read them. it will be MUCH more than 250 chf. take around 15-21% in the end just for import cost (except freight from USA to here) all this unless you had it for more than 6 months.... but again read up on the different threads here and you will find out
This is not correct. If you've owned the car in the USA for less than 6 months, you will need to pay automobile duty of 4% and VAT of 8%. However, it looks like you can subtract the tax you paid in the USA from the VAT charge. For me (a California resident) this will essentially remove all VAT owed in Switzerland.

So I'm left with 4% plus the cost of shipping and testing, registering. Really not that bad.

Particularly considering my car (a 2015 BMW M4) is 35,000 USD *more* in Switzerland than I purchased it for in the US.
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