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If they are OEM parts then I guess it is no different then just buying an OEM part off of Ebay.

 

I just bought a 2008 Kia Rio to sell. Great car but intermittent miss on cylinder 2. Pin pointed it down to the wiring harness on the ignition coils. Local kia dealer want $78 and was a 2 day order. I took the part number online (it was on a tag on the harness) and ebay had one for $26 (brand new, actually several sellers had this wiring harness for sale). I usually don't play around with internet parts (time to deliver, difficulty to return, plus $ to return), but it is a car I am selling, I am not in a hurry for the part, and my margin is already tight on it.

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If they are OEM parts then I guess it is no different then just buying an OEM part off of Ebay.

 

I just bought a 2008 Kia Rio to sell. Great car but intermittent miss on cylinder 2. Pin pointed it down to the wiring harness on the ignition coils. Local kia dealer want $78 and was a 2 day order. I took the part number online (it was on a tag on the harness) and ebay had one for $26 (brand new, actually several sellers had this wiring harness for sale). I usually don't play around with internet parts (time to deliver, difficulty to return, plus $ to return), but it is a car I am selling, I am not in a hurry for the part, and my margin is already tight on it.

 

Nice. I've done the same thing, but I always feel awful getting a part number from the dealership and using that to price shop online. Our local Jaguar dealership actually has a policy to not give part numbers over the phone for this very reason.

 

I wish there was an easy way to find these part numbers / schematics online without the dealers phone call ....

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Some are listed in alldata under the labor guide. Others I have found with a quick google search. Many times a parts diagram with numbers is a top hit on Google.

 

Great for cross referencing those hard to find parts that our suppliers say are "not available" because they don't want to dig a little.

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Nice. I've done the same thing, but I always feel awful getting a part number from the dealership and using that to price shop online. Our local Jaguar dealership actually has a policy to not give part numbers over the phone for this very reason.

 

I wish there was an easy way to find these part numbers / schematics online without the dealers phone call ....

Here is what I use for part numbers https://www.repairlinkshop.com/

 

 

 

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