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Old 01-03-2014, 02:46 PM
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I bought a backup camera and went to the dealer after i talked to them and they wanted 96$ to add a sales code!! I said your crazy its a half hour job even the mopar directions say that and others dealers told me that. They said nope its an hour so i told them id go to another dealer and left. I called 3 other dealers in my area and guess what? Yup half hour to add sales code 45$! Some dealers are just amazing. It should be illegal how they treat us. After how much i spent on my truck they still wanna b greedy
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That's not to bad. I recently asked my dealer and he quoted me $150.00. I looked at him smiled and laughed.
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My dealer quoted $75 for the flash.
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Good that you thought to check other dealers because this crap happens all the time.
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Even in the mopar directions it says 1/2 hour of labor to reflash it. I didnt put the cam in yet but i wanna flash it before i do the install or else i prob woulda paid it
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I just posted a thread about how the $100 flash for my brake control got knocked down to $50 by taking in a $7 box of donuts you might try that route
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Over time, you will find out that a good relationship with the service department and with the techs go a long long way. You can either save a lot of money and aggravation by listening instead of talking, or you can wear your attitude on your sleeve, tell them what their job is and what price they should charge, and go away pissed off. Lifes a bitch sometimes--but it's better than the alternative. Pearls of wisdom or bits of shit--your choice!
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We charge 85 bucks just to hook the scan tool up. another 10 bucks for pulling codes, and 20 for flashing the ECM.

A shop has the right to charge by the hour instead of the half hour. Most shops do round up. A 15 minute job rounds to half, and half rounds up to full.
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A service writer carried the scan tool to a tech, the tech had already had everything written on a note pad, he plugged in the scan tool, punched in some codes & i was out of there in 15 minutes
actually that service writer had done the install of the camera itself, ran the wire within the tailgate, i watched him do it
I don't know who ran the wiring along the frame & connected it to the radio, but i was not charged at all for the scan tool
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Im doing the install myself and i think maybe thats why they wouldnt give me the 1/2 hour price
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