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Old 12th April 2015, 08:47 PM
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Old 17th April 2015, 03:57 AM
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Passenger side headlight got broken by a rock last week and within a day the low beam xenon wasn't working either after moisture got in. Been quoted $1300 for the part + fitting and only genuine ones available with a 3 week wait from Japan. Has anyone else had this experience?
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Old 17th April 2015, 04:26 AM
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Tried a subaru wreckers? headlights are pretty easy to fit.
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Old 17th April 2015, 07:12 AM
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Passenger side headlight got broken by a rock last week and within a day the low beam xenon wasn't working either after moisture got in. Been quoted $1300 for the part + fitting and only genuine ones available with a 3 week wait from Japan. Has anyone else had this experience?
Try ebay or rockauto.com
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Old 17th April 2015, 07:44 PM
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Subaru parts girl might be the go.
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Old 18th April 2015, 09:03 AM
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It's an XT with the xenon low beam set up and I'm being told that the only replacement made is the genuine one and wreckers have already been tried and none available. I've decided to do it as an insurance claim at the cost of the $600 excess. I can live with that. Still stunned at how much a genuine headlight costs though. And the 3 week wait.
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Old 18th April 2015, 09:13 AM
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The high price doesn`t surprise me but that does seem a tad excessive.
Even for Subaru.
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Cleaned and washed the Foz inside and outside, chassis and engine to get all the sahara sand out…took me 3 hours !
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Old 20th April 2015, 08:03 PM
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The high price doesn`t surprise me but that does seem a tad excessive.
Even for Subaru.
Now have the exact numbers:
part no. 84002SA091 $1236.50 + GST
fitting $160 + GST
Total $1536.50
I'm only paying the $600 insurance excess. The assessor said it should only be a 45 minute job so there will be discussions between them and the repairer. He also said the repairer would only be paying about 60% of the retail cost for the part. is there really that much mark up on parts?
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Old 20th April 2015, 08:24 PM
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I don`t know how local auto suppliers calculate their prices, and profits, apart from simple greed, but my experience with obtaining parts from Subaru Parts Girl in the US would imply, that even with postage, the OZ price is about twice the US price for the genuine Subaru part.
If the fitting price is $160 for about 45 minutes work that`s not a bad hourly rate at all........for the workshop that is, not for you. Obviously a case of paying for knowledge, not time.
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