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Chris McLean
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Chris McLean Nov 9, 9:34pm - #321909 

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dealership vent

my drivers side PIIA Extreme White bulb blew about a month ago and my passenger side blew yesterday...i have to drive tonight so i needed bulbs fast...being at school away from home i looked up the closest dealership (Colonial Toyota in Pawtucket, RI)..when i get there the guy at the part dept tells me that there are TWO different types of low beam bulbs for the celica...i told him that was wrong and that i need the H7 bulb that goes in the projector...i knew i was going to get raped on the price but i was still a little upset when 2 halogen bulbs cost me $50 but i really didnt have much of an option...at this point i must admit that i am HORRIBLE w/ my hands and did not feel comfortable installing these myself (mainly because i didnt want to damage the bulbs and have to pay for another set) so i asked him if someone could take a couple mins and put them in for me...i know its not difficult if you know what your doing...he sends me to the service department where the guy at the desk tells me it will be $72 above the $50 for the bulbs to install them because that is their hourly rate...i told him that it would only take 5 mins and he said that it didnt matter and that was how the service workers got paid...anyways sorry for going on so long but im so frustrated right now angry angry angry
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Boobie Vision
RookieGTS Nov 9, 9:41pm - #321910 

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go check out the install guides on here it should help you significantly.
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CelicaRyder
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CelicaRyder Nov 9, 9:43pm - #321911 

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They are raping you on that price. i work at a car audio store had we sell those bulbs. i could give them to you for $25.00 i would also install them for free. Too bad you live in RI and i live in MA
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Chris McLean
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Chris McLean Nov 9, 9:44pm - #321912 

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im having a friend help me install them in a few mins so hopefully it will work out
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RookieGTS Nov 9, 9:46pm - #321913 

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it will work out dont worry man, just make sure and dont touch the bulbs
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Chris McLean
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Chris McLean Nov 9, 9:53pm - #321914 

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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
it will work out dont worry man, just make sure and dont touch the bulbs


thanks! i just can't get over the $72 charge to install 2 bulbs!! eek
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PnOy2nv Nov 9, 10:18pm - #321915 

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Originally Posted by Chris McLean
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
it will work out dont worry man, just make sure and dont touch the bulbs


thanks! i just can't get over the $72 charge to install 2 bulbs!! eek


^^^ thats how much i paid for my H7s too! wtf
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Toyotapartsdude Nov 10, 2:26am - #321916 
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thier not raping you on the price , thats list price for 2 bulbs. The bulbs that celicaryder sells are not the same. You cant buy genuine toyota bulbs anywhere but the dealer
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ghostingcelica
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ghostingcelica Nov 10, 6:41am - #321917 
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hes not talking about that. hes talking about the service charge which with the bulbs would cost 122 total. bulbs can be put in in less then 5 min
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Stephen Nov 10, 7:45am - #321918 
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That sucks, unfortunately that's how dealerships make their money though. They don't get rich selling cars, they make their money through the service dept.
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ExNihilo Nov 10, 4:25pm - #321919 
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thumbsdown

Well, the hell with that! Really, its not too hard to do it yourself; or get a friend to do it and take him out to dinner; a better way to spend your money!

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ragingpaseo Nov 10, 4:32pm - #321920 
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dealer sucks... thumbsdown get a decent of set of bulbs and take it slow installing them... thumbsup
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Akita Nov 10, 6:04pm - #321921 

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slow is the only way you can go, what with those damn retaining clips!! ARRRRGHH I HATE THEM!!
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spaztikid Nov 10, 6:06pm - #321922 
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hahahahahah
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