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Old 02-26-2007, 11:48 AM
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Chrysler Rip-Off

I called Chrysler for a price on the short drive cables for the power seats I got and was told it would only cost 9.16 each.
That's $916.00 dollars!!!! Apparently,you have to buy the whole assembly. $1832.00 plus taxes for 3 pieces of 6" long drive cables.

Does anybody else think we should have a little bend over smilie?

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Old 02-26-2007, 02:59 PM
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sounds like a trip to the boneyard is in order....joe
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:55 PM
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Either that or some customizing with a speedo cable.

A couple of picks below of the cable I need.
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All the car companies are the same,its time for the junkyard. Jeff
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:25 AM
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I made up a couple of cables already from some 1/8" square stock,3/16" brake line and a piece of speedo cable.They are a little bit noisy ,but they do work.I'll have to grease them good before the final install.
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No kidding, the dip stick on my wife's 04 Tahoe got lost (don't ask how ). Went to the local Chevy dealer to get a replacement. The parts man said "this is your lucky day, we just got a new price on that item". He said it was now $12, before the new price it was $42....go figure.

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Old 03-02-2007, 05:08 PM
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Chrysler is famous for this. When I was a kid, my parents had a 1972 Dodge Monaco station Wagon - the kind that had the hideaway headlights. Dad walked outside one day to discover the wagon was "winking" at him - one of the hideaway doors was stuck in the open position, and the other one was closed. Being my Pop, he figured out that it was the headlight door motor. He took the motor out, took it apart, and discovered this little nylon gear inside the motor was stripped. So, he called the Friendly Local Dodge Dealer and they told him that no, you can't just buy the gear, yes, the gear is just a little bit off-sized, and no, nobody else has a gear that size. Then they told him that they wanted $200 for a new headlight door motor - the rest shouldn't be heard in mixed company.

Suffice to say Dad was closer to popping a forehead vein than I'd ever seen him before in my life. Realize that this was in 1974, and $200 was more like $1000 now. We traded that station wagon in on a Toyota that weekend, and Dad hasn't bought another Chrysler product since.
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and it's getting worse

There all like that, not just Chysler, but Ford Chev, Yea, buy a part for your Honda some day.......I used to farm and the big dealers (John Deere) Man-O-Man...It's crazy. And they get away with it. I NEVER go to the dealer unless i absolutely have to.....
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Great! Update us what happens next on your project.

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And its surprising which manufacturers are cheap

Last year I bought two rear light assemblies, one for a small Nissan and the other for the current E-class Mercedes. The Nissan was just a plastic housing with no lights in it. The Mercedes was a complete LED unit with all LED and electronics boards installed in one unit!!!! Wow - complicated and it was huge.

First stop, the Nissan Dealer. 145 Euros, that's about $190 !!! So much for the Japanese being cheap, and that was a locally built car.

Next stop the Mercedes dealer. Deep breath, Visa card on the counter and .....

41 Euros including tax please. (Thats about $53) That's really cheap for what I was getting. In fact Mercedes parts are always real cheap. That's the reason all Taxis over here are Mercedes.

I worked as a Chrysler parts man for a year and hated ripping off the customers with those prices. It's been Chrysler policy since the seventies to earn their money on the parts but people aren't stupid and simply buy another make instead. You know Honda parts are just as expensive but I don't know my Honda parts man by name. In fact Honda drivers forget where their dealer is, let alone what he's called!
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