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Re: [T3] FW: Headlight switch


On 4 Apr 2006 at 12:39, Jens Vagelpohl wrote:

> This is a good time to remind everyone of something I have learned  
> after years and years of dealing with parts guys at a VW dealership  
> who have done this stuff for ages: Numbers stamped onto parts do not  
> always coincide with numbers used in the parts literature! Don't  
> confuse the two.

In the case of switches like this, the number on the switch is probably the 
correct original number for that switch, but it may not be the correct number 
for a replacement if the switch has been superceeded. For something like this, 
the middle and last digit triplets will always be correct, but the replacement 
part may have a different beginning digit triplet and the suffix letter may 
change.

For things like cylinder heads and engine blocks, I believe the number cast 
into the block is VW's part # for the CASTING and not for the finished part. 
The problem here is that VW could machine several different versions of the 
part out of the same casting. Each of those versions got its own part # and 
each was different from the casting number.  

-- 
Jim Adney
jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, WI 53711-3054
USA

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