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ronmcfeaters
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ronmcfeaters Jul 21, 3:09pm - #228322 
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Help with a dealer trying to screw me outta warranty work!

Allright I took my car to a dealer down here in NC to get my A/C fixed, and right off the bat he gave me shit about my Ac autotechnic overlays, saying that since I removed the instrument cluster, I may have rolled back the odometer and therefore voids the warranty. I argued him outta that idea and he then sent the car back. Well they kept it all damn night and he just called, and said the reason my A/C wasnt working sometimes is because the AC amplifier from behind the instrument cluster ??!! was unplugged. How the hell could it be unplugged considering its only two plugs and it works off and on, and id imagine if the whole thing was unplugged, it would cause a lot more problems. He wants me to pay 150 bucks for the work on the car, saying that since it was because of the instrument cluster work, it voided the warranty. I want to know if there is actually one back there? I highly doubt it, and if anyone can recommend good points i can argue with this asshole about.
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RaptorGTS Jul 21, 3:37pm - #228323 
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Tell him...fuck you and fix my car!!j/k
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Polykarb Jul 21, 5:39pm - #228324 

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i would try D.I.Y, if a "Certifited Toyota Mechanic" said that. Or take it to an A/C place if they try to screw you over more.

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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 21, 5:39pm - #228325 
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That sure sounds fubar to me.

But if he's right, then yah you will have to pay for the labour.
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RaptorGTS Jul 21, 5:52pm - #228326 
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confused tasty tongue wink grin eek rice rofl happywink damn dealers
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slidr Jul 21, 7:13pm - #228327 

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It is really back there.

Those two wires that plug into the back of your instrument cluster connect to the combination meter. A LOT OF STUFF is contained inside of the combination meter such as controls for your AC, ABS, Headlights, Airbags, and pretty much every thing electrical. You could have damaged the circuit while you had the cluster out.

Just recently I installed an alternator pulley, and somehow, my AC amplifier blew out. I have no clue why, but it did. It most likely wasn't caused by you tampering with the instrument cluster, but it could have been. I'd take your gauges out, and just leave your factory ones in and take it to another dealership. That should work. Maybe. grin


EDIT: Either way, let us know how it works out, and PM me if you have any more questions. I am in the process of trying to fix my AC amplifier right now, but I have no idea how to do so, so please, if you find anything out, please let me know.

Ask him how he fixed it if you can. happywink wave

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ronmcfeaters
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ronmcfeaters Jul 21, 10:14pm - #228328 
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Well I lost the argument to the dealer, because TECHNICALLY, my aftermarket part did cause the failure. For anyone putting on gauges, remember to push them damn connectors in there fucking TIZITE. Anyone planning on going to a dealer, make sure they take the gauges off, or automatically they'll say you tried to roll the odometer. Bastards
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