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Pseudo random musings on Auto parts supply chain ....

Post by abscate » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:27 am

The blower resistor pack on my 2003 Beetle went out after I discovered the car has a cabin filter buried under the dash that I had never changed....Ick.

OEM was Valeo

$65 at local dealer in stock.
$56 on line

FEBI represented as OEM and $15. Lifetime warranty from vendor, too. It's a 15 minute job to replace so I go aftermarket on this one.

Lo and behold...the $50 up charge is to have FEBI leave the OEM mark on the part they make for VW...
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Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:31 am

Don't forget that if you order it as an Audi part from the dealer they usually charge more than the exact same part number VW part.
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Post by j-dawg » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:07 am

This is also what you see if you buy an Aisin pump in a non-blue box. The Volvo embossed logo is ground off the casting.
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