MINI COOPER DEALER PROBLEM
2003 Mini Cooper • 10,000 miles
Bought car 3/12 and 11/12 heater and ac control shut down and also some other electrical malfunctions[ delay of windows an lights operating] . i took the car to local allpurpose repair place[ goodyear] who said they could ck the electical for $95. they recommended a new heat - ac main control for $900 plus labor. i got it on line used for $120 and put it in myself. still doesnt work .so i took it to a small foreign care repair bussiness ive used before. he quoted me $900 for an electronic part[ moduole]. now he wants $1100 more for aother module thats shorted out. is this a case of not diagnosing the original problem correctly. how flexible in pricing should i be. im a self imployed home improvement contractor for 30 years and try to up- front with my customers if it will hard to diagnose. the mechanic works out of his garage and probably has limited diagnostic equipment.
Yes,it sounds like a severe case of mis-diagnosis to me.what year is it? how many miles?
Sorry i didn't see that info at first.
The car has100,000 miles instead of 10,000 .how complex is the elec system and how many expensive modules are there. im tempted to buy diagnostic equip and manual and do it myself . i like problem solving and could always pay you for advice. also it took 3 wks before he let me know it needed another module aother 1000 bucks
I honestly beleive the least expensive route to take would be to take it to a mini dealer,they have all of the factory info such as wiring diagrams,module locations,pin arrangement.and not to mention the proper tooling.mini does not release a lot of info.
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