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Hi, can anyone tell me the best place to buy the P38 door mechanisms? Both front ones are broken, one something snapped, other something melted.
Thought I had read something about part numbers somewhere, but now cant find it. Our RR is a '97 2.5 DSE 'R' reg.

Thanks for any advice. :)
 

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chewbacca said:
Thought I had read something about part numbers somewhere, but now cant find it. Our RR is a '97 2.5 DSE 'R' reg.
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You did - in the last post you made that I replied to - you might want to discover how the search function works, but to help on this occasion - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=34542&p=267186#p267186

ps I bought mine from main dealers - cheaper than from Bearmach.
 

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I'd second the dealer as well. PM me if you want to find out how much I can get them for (Genuine Part).
 

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AMcK said:
chewbacca said:
Thought I had read something about part numbers somewhere, but now cant find it. Our RR is a '97 2.5 DSE 'R' reg.
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You did - in the last post you made that I replied to - you might want to discover how the search function works, but to help on this occasion - http://rangerovers.net/forum/viewtopic. ... 86#p267186

ps I bought mine from main dealers - cheaper than from Bearmach.
Sorry AMcK, I missed that reply also, think its because I have put messages in two different places....thank you for doing again.
Am new to forum and not comp tec wizard so need to look at how to use forum properly. (tried to quote only one of your lines, but got the whole thing, see what I mean).

Thanks for your help anyway. People seem to have had so much trouble with door locks (and we have had so much trouble with this RR) that proper parts seem a good idea.
Val :D
 

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Thanks for your help anyway. People seem to have had so much trouble with door locks (and we have had so much trouble with this RR) that proper parts seem a good idea.
Val :D
We have had quite a few problems with ours such that I can telephone my local dealer and the parts guy can recognise my voice, knows my name and reg of RR :shock:

For the door locks (and many other parts you will have little choice other than genuine. I have found I can usually get genuine parts cheaper from dealers than anywhere else. I get discount on my parts - I think it is called "allegiance" - would be worth asking your dealer for the same.

Have you also looked at the main site? The page that will interest you on this occasion is - http://www.rangerovers.net/repairdetail ... place.html
 

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The 'Alliegence' scheme is aimed at attracting owners of older Land Rover products. If the item isn't in stock, then you have to wait for it to be ordered in as one of the part department's 'Stock Orders'. Ordering this way allows the department to pass on a discount. If the item is needed next day, and it is not in stock, then the item is VOR'd but then you have to pay full retail for it - no discount is available. Provided the item is in stock, or comes in as a stock order, then you can expect some discount. Unfortunately, this isn't a set figure from what I can tell, but on a service item you should expect up to 10% off the LR retail price.

Land Rover have just started a scheme aimed at Independent LR Specialists. If you get offered the scheme, when you accept you receive a box of goodies and a little folder with a list of parts with 'Trade' and 'Retail' prices. It's a strange list in that some items are ideal, but others are obscure. To give you an idea, a Td5 Turbo unit is not in the scheme, but the studs holding it in place are. :roll: That's not good, but as a member of the scheme, I was able to buy a Genuine Bosch/Thor MAF for less than the dealer would pay. I can then pass this competitive price on to the customer, in this case and export job to Peter Sanders in Western Australia.

I'm hoping that LR expand this list further if the scheme works. That way everyone is a winner - LR, me and the customer.
 

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The 'Alliegence' scheme is aimed at attracting owners of older Land Rover products. If the item isn't in stock, then you have to wait for it to be ordered in as one of the part department's 'Stock Orders'. Ordering this way allows the department to pass on a discount. If the item is needed next day, and it is not in stock, then the item is VOR'd but then you have to pay full retail for it - no discount is available. Provided the item is in stock, or comes in as a stock order, then you can expect some discount. Unfortunately, this isn't a set figure from what I can tell, but on a service item you should expect up to 10% off the LR retail price.
The parts I order usually take no more than 3 days to come, often coming in 2 - they also either telephone or text me to say when they have arrived.
As you say the discount rates seem to vary, but I generally get more than 10% e.g. when I bought my door lock last april list was £110.33 (ex VAT), but I paid £93.77 - so 15% discount. I also got 15% off my steering damper
 

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Thanks for all that info and advice guys! Think we will have to look around for an idependent RR dealer, not sure where our nearest one might be to start building up with. Will look at the list on forum. Had not heard of the 'Alliegence Scheme'. Thanks.

Have generally looked on the internet or used the main dealer in Cambridge - but have had a few 'heated' conversations after the last time they had the RR. When asked to fix it, they sent it back only to do the exact same thing again...plus it also blew the radiator cap off and then blew the radiator when it overheated. But it 'was nothing to do with us' 'it is not our problem' - anyway - you don't need to know all that really.

So, as with most things, its down to us to sort it - so thank you for all your help so far! Blackbox Solutions have sorted the first problem, now we have to do the next few.
Door locks next on the list.
Maybe we wont have to scrap it just yet!

:pray:
 
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