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147 DIY Repair

Just carried out my first DIY repair. Here's a quick breakdown-
Part - parcel shelf retaining clip, offside - cost 1.07 inc. vat.
Operation - remove broken clip and replace with new.
Time - about 14 seconds.
Might try something more involved next, a bulb perhaps.
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and here's how Alfa would bill it:

Misdiagnose fault: 45mins
Attach wrong clip to wrong side: 10mins
Await correct part from Italy: 3 days
Find other monkey to fit part: 30secs
Part fitment: 10mins
Fit new clutch for no apparent reason: 3hours
Time spent in dispute over 3,000 bill - endless

And no, you can't have a piggin' courtesy car.

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It did take 35 mins, 1 alfa parts person, 1 alfa parts manager, 1 alfa parts fitter and 3 trips to the car to find the correct part to order in the first place.
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Hey Big Pink Elephant,

What is a parcel shelf retaining clip ? Is it (besides my language problem) one of the two round things that click in the other thingy of the backseat thing?
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What was the part number because I need one aswell. I'm going to try and claim under warranty first but I doubt Alfa can stretch to 1.07 inc. vat!

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