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Advice on buying headlights + windows

So I've been importing a car from Ireland, its less then one year old Nissan Quasqai.

Anyway I had the technical inspection today and was informed I need to buy new headlights, and new windows for the front sides. The windows are tinted for the sun, and this is apparently not legal for CH cars!.. Annoying because it was an additional extra which was paid for, and now we have to pay to replace them, lol.

Anyway I'm very new to cars, only just learning to drive, so far my partner has done most of the driving to bring it over etc.

How do I go about getting these things? The Nissan dealership said it will cost 800 per headlight!.. Surely theres a cheaper way? Any tips are appreciated!
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Old 10.01.2011, 11:54
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Re: Advice on buying headlights + windows

800chf sounds about right. Window shouldn't be that expensive.

The problem you have is that the Qashqai is pretty new - and you'll stuggle to find the parts in a scrapyard.

Google for Truninger AG - they are based near Wintherthur but their search engine does look through scrapyards throughout Switzerland.
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Old 10.01.2011, 12:11
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Re: Advice on buying headlights + windows

Check out prices in France/Germany.

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Old 10.01.2011, 12:21
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Re: Advice on buying headlights + windows

I just had to get new a new headlight for my car. I assume you have Xenon/HID lights, hence the cost.

I was quoted 360 CHF for ONE light (240 for the part, 120 labour). I also got a quote from a French garage for 200 Euro.

In the end, I bought it directly from a french website (www.oscaro.com) for 38 euros, and got the light fitted for 35 euros. Due to the potential risk, I just didn't want to do it myself. It took the guy at the garage a full 30 minutes to replce the light.

EDIT: Link to my thread on similar issue

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