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Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« on: April 29, 2015, 07:19:37 PM »
I took it in to Dodge to see about having it fixed as the window would not go up or down.   Wrong thing to do.  They did not have the part, they said I could order it.  Cost would be 306.00$ just for the harness for the up and down.  They said it broke from opening and closing the door so much.  This all added up to 50$ to look at it and close the window, as they did not have the harness. (thank God)  I told the parts man that it was just a 2004 Dodge Ram not the space shuttle so I did not order the part.   :lol:

Took it over to the boy next door and they fixed the wires.  Cost was a 6 pack of beer next time I go into town.   



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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 09:35:24 PM »
I took it in to Dodge to see about having it fixed as the window would not go up or down.   Wrong thing to do.  They did not have the part, they said I could order it.  Cost would be 306.00$ just for the harness for the up and down.  They said it broke from opening and closing the door so much.  This all added up to 50$ to look at it and close the window, as they did not have the harness. (thank God)  I told the parts man that it was just a 2004 Dodge Ram not the space shuttle so I did not order the part.   :lol:

Took it over to the boy next door and they fixed the wires.  Cost was a 6 pack of beer next time I go into town.

Be sure the beer is some good stuff!  :tounge:

The prices dealers charge for parts and labor are robbery, and it's been that way for a long time. Last summer the left front bearing hub assembly went bad on my '02 Exploder. The dealer wanted close to $600 to fix it. The local parts stores would sell me the part for anywhere from $140-340, plus sales tax. I ended up finding the part (same exact part# and brand name) at Amazon for $51.38, no tax, with free delivery to my door. A little more than a six-pack, but still....
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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2015, 03:58:51 AM »
Last Saturday I had my car parked on the street around the corner because of a garage sale.  A neighbor backed out of his driveway and ..... you guessed it ...... bumped the back door of my car.  The dent was minor... only cosmetic.  But the neighbor's insurance adjuster came out on Monday and wrote up the claim adjustment...... over $2,000.  :ohmy:  Had to have a new door!

I put it in the shop next Monday and it will take THREE WEEKS to fix it!  It shouldn't take more than three days!

Highway robbery.

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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 06:04:36 AM »
Last Saturday I had my car parked on the street around the corner because of a garage sale.  A neighbor backed out of his driveway and ..... you guessed it ...... bumped the back door of my car.  The dent was minor... only cosmetic.  But the neighbor's insurance adjuster came out on Monday and wrote up the claim adjustment...... over $2,000.  :ohmy:  Had to have a new door!

I put it in the shop next Monday and it will take THREE WEEKS to fix it!  It shouldn't take more than three days!

Highway robbery.

Three weeks and only 2.000$  IF it's a new door WHY more then one day?
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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2015, 06:55:59 AM »
Three weeks and only 2.000$  IF it's a new door WHY more then one day?
They'll most likely re-skin it, not replace it.
For that price, I'd take the check and head to a wrecking yard and find one that matched your color and switch it out for around a couple hundred bucks and call it a day.
Oh, and the cost of a six pack to pay the kid next door for his labor. :biggrin:
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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2015, 07:06:49 AM »
They'll most likely re-skin it, not replace it.
For that price, I'd take the check and head to a wrecking yard and find one that matched your color and switch it out for around a couple hundred bucks and call it a day.
Oh, and the cost of a six pack to pay the kid next door for his labor. :biggrin:

Now your thinking my way.   :lol:
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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2015, 07:21:48 AM »
Now your thinking my way.   :lol:
About 40 years ago, I had an 1963 Austin Healey Sprite. I smashed the fender, and the repair was more than I wanted to pay, so I went to a wrecker, found a Sprite identical to mine in pristine condition, I asked what he wanted for the fender, he said 50 bucks, or take the whole car for $200.0

I took it, swapped out engine and tranny and had a near new car within a day.
The thing about English cars back then was, and this is an old English saying, "If it ain't leaking oil, it's out".
And boy was that the truth, my friends always made me park down the block. :lol:

Oh, and owning a sports car in the early 70s wasn't considered cool in the least.
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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2015, 07:35:37 AM »
The dealer says the generic body shops will not provide a new door.  They will.  I'm not so sure!

The door must be replaced because they say the rebar inside has been bent.  Go figure!!!

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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 12:38:07 PM »
They'll most likely re-skin it, not replace it.
For that price, I'd take the check and head to a wrecking yard and find one that matched your color and switch it out for around a couple hundred bucks and call it a day.
Oh, and the cost of a six pack to pay the kid next door for his labor. :biggrin:

With most insurance companies these days, you'll never even see "the check." For claims like that, the funds are usually paid directly to the body shop -- precisely to prevent what you described.
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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2015, 02:01:11 PM »
With most insurance companies these days, you'll never even see "the check." For claims like that, the funds are usually paid directly to the body shop -- precisely to prevent what you described.

Imagine my surprise when I went to the dealership body shop and saw the insurance adjuster sitting there shooting the bull with the manager of the body shop!

I could not help but wonder if there may be a kickback scam going on!

I will never know...  :sneaky:

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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2015, 02:19:54 PM »
With most insurance companies these days, you'll never even see "the check." For claims like that, the funds are usually paid directly to the body shop -- precisely to prevent what you described.
Yes, and no. When Home Depot damaged the inside of my truck bed, the adjuster looked at it and cut me a check for the body shop estimate.
I went to a shop that did Line-X spray on bed coat, they pounded out the dent, sprayed the bed, all for $300.0.
Yeah, I took home a nice chunk of change. :biggrin:

The fork lift driver loaded to full pallets of sod into the back of my truck, when he pushed the second pallet in, it was crooked and he crease the wheel well.
Minor damage, but they took care of it.
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Re: Rear Door harness Broken wires Dodge 2500 2004
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2015, 04:53:11 PM »
Yes, and no. When Home Depot damaged the inside of my truck bed, the adjuster looked at it and cut me a check for the body shop estimate.
I went to a shop that did Line-X spray on bed coat, they pounded out the dent, sprayed the bed, all for $300.0.
Yeah, I took home a nice chunk of change. :biggrin:

The fork lift driver loaded to full pallets of sod into the back of my truck, when he pushed the second pallet in, it was crooked and he crease the wheel well.
Minor damage, but they took care of it.

When a commercial entity like Home Depot is involved, there are often exceptions. Insurance policies for folks like that ain't quite like mine and yours. Especially when there's a creditor or morgage-holder involved, most insurance policies prohibit arrangements like the one you describe.

I have a neighbor and very good friend who, for a variety of reasons, has tremendous difficulty taking care of his finances. In general, I pay his bills, and his wife's, and I advise them on such matters and represent them when necessary. Last fall, a wind storm tore off parts of his roof and some siding and such. I advised him to file a claim with his homeowner's insurance company, which he did. The insurance co. sent out an adjuster (just some kid in a pickup with a ladder and a tape measure and a laptop) and the company agreed to pay out nearly $6,000 for repairs. But... there is a mortgage involved. So the company agreed to front a payment of two-thirds, but in the form of a check made out to my friend AND the mortgage holder (the bank). The funds were not accessible unless and until the mortgage company co-endorsed the check. Based on the arrangements we made with a local roofing company (working in tandem with the county Community Action agency in regard to some related repairs and improvements) the mortgage company endorsed, on the understanding that the repairs would be made. The final third of the insurance money will not be paid until the work is finished, inspected, and approved by the insurance company's representative. The mortgage company also has the right to inspect the final work before payment is issued.

This sort of complicated procedure is becoming the norm. The goal is to reduce the losses of insurance companies and lenders through insurance fraud and abandonment of properties.
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