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    Labor rates suck!

    Ok, so I finally got my STi cluster and i want the dealership to install it so I don't void my warrenty. 3 local dealerships quoted my 2-3 hours at $85-97/hour. To me, that sounds outrageous!! It only takes 15 minutes to swap them out.

    Sorry for this rant, but does anybody know if this amount of labor is justified? I doubt they would be using that other hour and 45 minutes to turn off the DCCD light. I think they could just turn it off with the computer they hook the Subarus up to. Stupid warrenty!!!
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    Take it to a shop...i.e. not the dealer. Otherwise, put up with their raping and pillaging.

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    Originally posted by UR MOTHA
    Take it to a shop...i.e. not the dealer. Otherwise, put up with their raping and pillaging.
    Well, if I take it to a shop, won't my warranty be voided? That really is the only issue I have with this cluster; otherwise I'd just do it myself. If I take it to the dealer, the true mileage will get jotted down in the history of my vehicle file.
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    If I remember correctly throwing in the STi cluster yourself does void all warrantys and could potentially hurt resale value with the odometer innaccuracy.
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    if youve done any performance mods to your car... go ahead and do it... they should only be at 60 an hour, max 70. Tell them to stop ****in you around... theyre probably so busy rebuilding transmissions to be cool...

    save your old cluster, so u can prove that A miles, plus B miles = total miles
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    or have your new cluster changed to display the correct mileage:

    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...er+sti+cluster
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