Sherri.... just wanted to give you a hug and show some support before you deal with "the man" tomorrow. Be strong and don't let them eff with you.. I hate it when dealerships do that to women. And believe you me it still happens! You have the facts on your end, make them give you the facts on their end, and if they don't.... well I know a lawyer you can call.
I feel your pain, good news is; Dealers no matter how manipulative they may be, are out to make money, so , look at it this way, if the dealer can ''charge '' the warranty company for repairs, you bet your ass they will come up with a viable excuse, therefore, they can make money for their dealership, by making the repair, claiming it as a''defect'', and getting a fat check from the warranty company. It all depends on how good their adjuster is, and how good your insurance companies adjuster is too.
If you did something totally bad, try to fix it back as near as possible, and turn it into the dealer for warranty repair, you can always play dumb! Changing the color of a bulb shouldn't cause a short, just make sure you don't damage wires when doing mods! Remember, the engineers that designed your car, have degrees, many years of experience, and always have a good reason for the way they design things. Modify with extreme caution!Don't take risky chances, and never-never rush a job!
Wish you luck! I'm changing the led's in my dash this week,wonder what I will fry??????????
They said it was my cars fault NOT mine!! NO question!! The heater wires shorted out for some reason. Wiring harnesses are not just laying around so they have to get one "put together"! They are paying my late registration fee bc they cant change the date on my contract and the DMV is NOT going for the "in the shop" ****. I need my box to get my registration bc they have to confirm the VIN number on the box with the paper work. I wont have my box back by the time I have to go so Toyo has agreed to pay all late fees for my trouble! NOW to get them to install my grille!
WHY is that such a HUGE deal with THEM??? BUT they are being great! They called me again today just to let me know my box was safe and sound and they are NOT parking it outside or letting anyone drive it for any reason.
I guess this is best bc who knows where I might have been when this happened!!
My box is already lowered and has my wheels on it! TRD isn't low enough for me anyways.
Thanks everyone for giving me a place to vent!! Im so forturnate to have you around!