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Old 16.10.2009, 10:57
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Have you actually ordered and received parts from http://www.autoteile-meile.ch/ ? I ordered a fairly basic and common VW/Audi part from there - price was good - but received an email after a week saying they couldn't supply it.
Bizzare, because for VAG Group they usually have a lot of parts, I checked. I ordered the boot drive shaft for my toyota, and got it.

Now, in a day or two I am going to order quite a lot of different parts (breakpads, spark wires, sparks, filters, distributor components, wipers, etc), and I can write here if I got something cancelled or not delivered.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

So I ordered several items at http://www.autoteile-meile.ch

As in previous time, in a week I got a confirmation saying that my order is processed and already shipped to me. From 5 items I order none were rejected. Sounds good. Will see when I'll got the package.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

sounds you may need a new car soon since you are changing all the parts!!
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sounds you may need a new car soon since you are changing all the parts!!
You also sell the cars, and already have something good for me? As you can see, I have a karma - hardware things easially break with me
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So, my order came to me yesterday. Everything is OK.

It took 1 week from the moment I made an order at website to obtain the package in my hands.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Tried to find a low beam headlamp bulb for a '98 BMW 328i (HB4 55 watt) on http://www.autoteile-meile.ch and www.derendinger.ch but no luck. They do have some parts in Jumbo, but I am wondering if anyone knows if 3rd party parts will void my MFK certification in CH.

Are the parts sold in Jumbo inferior? Can I go to a BMW dealer and purchase/order a bulb? They are easy to install, and would hate to pay for labor for something so basic. Would also like to do it tomorrow and not wait for a garage.

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Tried to find a low beam headlamp bulb for a '98 BMW 328i (HB4 55 watt) on http://www.autoteile-meile.ch and www.derendinger.ch but no luck. They do have some parts in Jumbo, but I am wondering if anyone knows if 3rd party parts will void my MFK certification in CH.

Are the parts sold in Jumbo inferior? Can I go to a BMW dealer and purchase/order a bulb? They are easy to install, and would hate to pay for labor for something so basic. Would also like to do it tomorrow and not wait for a garage.

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Your warranty will NOT be voided by replacing the light bulbs with junk ones. Just don't buy the cheap ones or you'll replace it within 6 months, again and again.. Buy Bosch, Philips if you can.
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Tried to find a low beam headlamp bulb for a '98 BMW 328i (HB4 55 watt) on http://www.autoteile-meile.ch and www.derendinger.ch but no luck. They do have some parts in Jumbo, but I am wondering if anyone knows if 3rd party parts will void my MFK certification in CH.

Are the parts sold in Jumbo inferior? Can I go to a BMW dealer and purchase/order a bulb? They are easy to install, and would hate to pay for labor for something so basic. Would also like to do it tomorrow and not wait for a garage.

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It would be extremely unfortunate if somebody is willing to go to the effort of voiding an MFK because of low beam headight bulb. Most manufacturers buy in parts, Bosche, Philips, St. Gobain, Continental, to mention but a few, and assemble,

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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

I often buy Bosch in the US, and they do have Philips in Jumbo...but not the correct size for my car.

I would be happy to buy a genuine BMW part at a local (Zurich) dealer or shop if one is able to do that here.

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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

You cannot always go by that crazy chart in Jumbo or Coop. Most of them are not current.
My little 2007 civic rs is not listed anywhere on those, but taking the bulbs and the windshield wipers reveiled the lists were wrong.
I asked my local Toyota garage for bulbs for my Previa, he said bring it around and we'll pop them in for free (mind you we get it serviced there every 15000kms...) (40.00 for 2)
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Your warranty will NOT be voided by replacing the light bulbs with junk ones. Just don't buy the cheap ones or you'll replace it within 6 months, again and again.. Buy Bosch, Philips if you can.
Well....

My 2009 car clearly states that replacing the light bulbs must be done at a authorised garage due to the large amount of disassembly required.

The only bulbs I can replace as an owner are the reverse light and rear fog light

So... if I tried to do the others, against the explicit instructions in the owners manual, and mucked up the job, then the car maker may well decline warranty due to owner intervention.....
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

what model?
Sure, but if you have two left thumbs and not car savvy, you shouldn't be under the hood. Pumping gas would be your limits!!!
No one is going to check who replaced your lights and void your warranty. You could have been driving through greece and had a mechanic do it that doesn't speak English or can write in your owners manual he replaced it...
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Can anyone recommend where to buy (or repair) body parts for a car? My wife has had a parking incident and it looks like we need a new door.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

I'll be short. Reagrding light: you can buy bulbs and change them yourself. What influence MFK is that they have to be properly adjusted. However, usually before MFK you have to clean your car's engine. Because you can't do it yourself (a lot of dirt and oil) you usually give it to garage. You can also ask garage to see if the light is properly adjusted and re-adjust if needed. Usually changing bulb does not break light adjustment, because it is a special bolt on a phare body.

About doors and painting. Everywhere in Switzerland you can find garages which do repair. It is costly, thought, but ... c'est la vie.

If anyone met a web site here which cells Honda OEM parts for motocycles, I'd be glad to know about it, because currently I am in a search for cam chain tensioner for my bike, and swiss garages ... as usually impress me with prices.

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Answering my own question about Honda OEM parts. I was unable to find any web site i CH which can sell you OEM parts. But I found http://cmsnl.com/ with quite low prices, it is in EU, so you have to pay swiss taxes.

However, some parts for OEM may be not costly in Switzerland as well, it is worth asking in garage before placing order in http://cmsnl.com/.

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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

I happened to be in Frauenfeld on Tuesday and there is a large BMW dealer, Bickel BMW, and they sold and installed a BMW part for 21 CHF. Cheaper than all of the replacement bulbs in Jumbo. So thumbs up to Bickel.

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Tried to find a low beam headlamp bulb for a '98 BMW 328i (HB4 55 watt) on http://www.autoteile-meile.ch and www.derendinger.ch but no luck. They do have some parts in Jumbo, but I am wondering if anyone knows if 3rd party parts will void my MFK certification in CH.

Are the parts sold in Jumbo inferior? Can I go to a BMW dealer and purchase/order a bulb? They are easy to install, and would hate to pay for labor for something so basic. Would also like to do it tomorrow and not wait for a garage.

Thanks!

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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

A.T.U. (http://www.auto-technik-unger.ch/pages/home.html) is the closest thing they have here to our "AutoBarn" type of car part's store.

There is one in Spreitenbach and one in Winterthur.

I found their selection a bit lacking, but its certainly better than anything else I've found around here. Hope this helps.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

They also have an on-line store (but its in German of course) Google does a pretty good job of translating it. http://www.atu.de/
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Where to buy headlight bulbs for Golf IV?

I need to replace a bulb on my recently acquired 1999 Golf IV but not sure where to buy them - does the Migros City in Lowenstrasse sell them or is there a Halfords equivalent in the Zurich area.

I think it is a straightforward job......any advice?

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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

I've merged your query into an earlier thread -- it looks like the answers you seek lie therein.

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