Question about Volkswagen Beetle
To access the the blend door will require a lot of disassembly to acess the blend door and replace it. It probably would not hurt to get a second opinion on the price for the part and labor.
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Posted on Jul 22, 2010
The only "little door" I can think of is in the ducts and is usually operated by a vacuum or cable when you change the desired temperature. If this door did get jammed on the "heat" side, it could cause your problem. But, your problem could be caused by a variety of other things.
As with any repair bill that runs past a few hundred dollars, get a 2nd opinion from another shop. Also ask for the estimate to be broken down, you want to know how much exactly for parts and how much labor is. For any parts replaced, ask for the old parts to be returned to you...they are legally yours. Call up the dealership and a local auto part store and price the parts to be replaced.
The bill seems to be on the high side to me, but I have no idea how much they are claiming in parts and what their hourly labor rate is. If no parts are being replaced, they are stating basically that it will take them 15-18 hours to fix/unjam the "little door"...about 10 hours over what it should take them in my book.
A thing to remember is that they markup the price on parts from what they bought them for. A lot of repair shops have an account with a local auto part store and pay the about same price as you or I would if we bought them...sometimes they pay more and sometimes they buy from the dealership (way overpriced). Shops will refuse to warranty the work if you bring in your own parts most of the time.
The 2nd opinion could end up proving you are being taken advantage of. Do not let them know you have taken the care elsewhere prior, it can lead to too many questions that will allow them to come up with a similar price (but slightly lower) of your previous estimate.
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
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