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Audi Allroad Headlight Repair

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G'day Guys

This is a quick video a have made to demonstrate how easy it is to repair the appearance and performance of the Audi Allroad's Headlights.

This will work on most headlight lenses with a similar design. This method requires use of a number of different grades of sandpaper to remove Pitts and Rough surfaces in your headlights glass assembly. Several cleaning steps, a polish and finally applying a UV Coat to restore to almost original design.

This was a very cheap headlight repair kit purchased from my local auto parts store, This particular one set me back $50.

Remember the last step is most important. Take care applying UV coat it drys very quickly and i think i applied too much, which caused a slight oily film under close inspection.

I'm posting this to help save you guys from forking out big bucks on new headlights, and I remember how hesitant I was to attack the Audi with sandpaper :)

Good Luck with the restoration

Red Kransky


Australian Spec. Silver 2003 Audi Allroad 115k and Flying

Credits to my mate Rob "Bobedlic" Jost for providing some nice royalty free tunes for the Video.

Filmed on Toshiba X100

** Wow nearly 140,000 views. Thanks Allroad fans! **


Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2015 18:00

DIY Fix for the Luggage Compartment Dome Light

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First, let me say, UBER_AR, you have a great site here. It's an awesome resource for allroaders.

I just completed allroad_RS27's DIY fix for the overhead dome light, as mine was intermittently working. It looks like I had the exact same issue that they posted the fix for. After reading through their instructions, I was able to complete the fix in about 15 minutes.

I also noticed that my luggage compartment dome light was having the same issues. So, I pulled it out and sure enough; the solder had a hairline crack around a pin which was basically in the same exact place as the center dome light that allroad_RS27 discussed in his posting. However, for the luggage compartment light, there are only two metal bridge blades and only two corresponding places they slip into the circuitboard. The pin closest to the silver (not gold) metal blade was my issue.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 July 2011 08:05

New Review Sub-Forum

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I just added a new sub forum for dealer and service shop reviews. Please take a minute and help others by giving a review of the shop you use to service your allroad. New car dealers and parts vendors can also be reviewed.

Sort of like Yelp for allroaders!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 11:59

Model Year Differences

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This list represents North American allroads (c5), model years 2001 to 2005.

Generally Speaking MY2002 had the most standard interior content available. MY2001 and 2002 also had the most interior color/seating surface options, including leather and cloth. The interior soft surface finish changed in MY 2002 so things like the radio and climate controls are a different "black" than MY2001. MY2003 and 2004 had the most standard exterior color choices with MY2001 and 2002 having the least. MY2005 dropped 3 exterior colors from MY2003 and 2004. Full body paint became a standard option MY2004. There are known to be 10 Olympic Blue colored cars as well as 2 confirmed Amulet Red ones. For greater detail on this topic check out allroad Quattro Standard Color Finishes by Model Year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 18:56

What is allroadFAQ?

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I created allroadFAQ for the simple purpose of archiving and presenting the accumulated knowledge of Audi allroad Quattro enthusiasts from around the world. The allroadFAQ is a repository for others to reference, and add to. Although the site is focused on the North American c5 chassis (model year 2001-2005) much of the information contained can be translated to European and other market cars in the c5 platform.

If you're new to the allroad I should point out as a matter of protocol the term "allroad" is typed lower case. I bring this up because you will immediately be chastised in an Internet forum if you use uppercase or title case text unless you use the two letter abbreviation. So "allroad" , "AR", "Audi allroad", "allroad Quattro", and even "Uber wagon" are all acceptable.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 February 2011 13:30