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    Talking Crazy vauxhall prices!!!

    Booked car in for mileometer bulb to be replaced ( car is astra coupe turbo) as the missus was having some work done on her car at the same time, arrived at Hartwell Vauxhall in Kidlington (nr Oxford) booked car in and asked How much would that be? expecting the answer to be oh a fiver or something and was stunned when the guy said " that will be about Ł100 !!" F**K me I thought and asked where his stripey jumper and swag bag was, only for him to say well it is a tricky thing to change, we have to remove the speedo insturment panel blah blah blah.

    Needles to say I just bought the bulb for 59 pence.

    I asked for a bill just so I could put it on here for people to have a laugh at, got the bill and it had been changed to Ł89.88 inc VAT, still no bargain I thought!

    Bulb 59 pence


    Bill for bulb


    Quote for bulb to be fitted!


    Cleanest car awarded 'Fast Show' 2006 & 2007

    Total Vauxhall featured Sept 2007

    COUPE NOW SOLD


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    Not a quick job to remove the instrument panel, quess it was worth the Ł89.98 or you would have done it yourself?

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    Probably an hour and a half's labour. Easy job though, just time consuming, why didn't you do it yourself? If ever I get work done on my car....which is very rare as I do it myself, I make sure I get a quote first.
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    this is a very easy it didn't take me a hour to remove the instrument panel and replace a bulb.

    it took me about 15mins tops. only a couple of screws and a lever to move and the whole unit pops out

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    I agree - it's like a 15 minute job! All the information is on here to do it as well. Actually, I've had mine in and out so many times I could probably do it in about 5 minutes! I'd personally never go back to that dealers again after that. Did you actually pay for it, or just buy the bulb yourself to do it?

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    its a 5 min job its only 4 torx bits size 20 and one clip
    they dont have to take the steering wheel off

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    Hahaha, you actually paid that?
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    I'll do it for Ł50! lol
    Sold my Astra to buy a house.

    Now drive a 205 GTI 2.0 16v

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    Even though you dont need to, you could take the steering wheel off, get the clocks out, change all the bulbs, have a cuppa - and still be done in 20 odd minutes lol

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    I only bought the bulb, I haven't got MUG printed on my head, but I'm sure some people would have just had it done
    Cleanest car awarded 'Fast Show' 2006 & 2007

    Total Vauxhall featured Sept 2007

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