SamirD wrote:That's interesting that the fog assembly itself was able to be changed without the plastic shroud being built onto it. So now I know all these Audis, VWs, and Toyotas that look like they have a similar fog light probably have the same OE Valeo part.
One thing that won't apply to your Valeo part since it literally looks identical and I think you would have noticed a weight difference, is that Valeo and other OEs don't do as rigorous quality assurance on their aftermarket parts as the ones that are dealer parts. And because of this, there were sometimes high defect rates on certain parts that were aftermarket even when the dealer part was fine. Also, the amount of material would be lighter or not as thick/sturdy. Something to keep in mine when trying to get a solid part at a discount price.
So glad you got it all back together again. Our chrome piece is cracked on the same side as your fog that was damaged. How easy would it be to change just that part in your opinion? I may do it when I change the headlight bulbs as I'll have the bumper off anyways (as long as I can get the part).
I can tell you that this Valeo replacement is the real deal and in my opinion, looks to have a thicker glass lens than the OE fog light.
As for replacing the cracked chrome trim, it would be easy. It actually comes off together with the black trim around the fog light. However, there are screws that hold the chrome to the black plastic so you can separate them. If you can source a replacement part, it won't be too hard to replace. I suggest you do it at the same time you change your headlight bulb as both require the front bumper to come off (and that's the most arduous part of anything related to the lights).