Re: Fog Lamp Activation
It wont take an hour, that is flat rate. Your best bet is going to be to say "I know its not going to take an hour having said that I understand your charge is your charge, so if your tech could just bring it up when he is done instead of sitting on it to make me feel better about paying an hour labor I would MUCH appreciate it".
MOST dealers (in general, not just Chrysler, not just domestics, MOST dealers in general) have a minimum 1 hr charge to just hook the scan tool up, be happy their price is so low, my dealer I worked for was different dependent on how much was being spent, but I think we were up at 110-115 an hour when I left.
Even your "mechanic" charges you for time when he wasn't working (if he is a decent tech). That is flat rate, there are also crappy cars where EVERY tech spends time that he is not getting paid to diagnose. There are cars where every tech gets a job done well before the sold time. It is the business, not the dealership.
Also if you go in with a good attitude you could politely ask if the could enable them for "export" and this will leave them on with your high beams. Due to lighting laws in the states you can only have 4 forward facing lamps at a time and because the low beams stay on with the high beams it cuts the fog lamps when switched to highs... this is not so in export. It is illegal so there is a great possibility you get either a writer or a tech that refuses this service but its worth asking if ya care.
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