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Ozzy Pete

Ozzy Pete

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T5 SE 140
Hi Pete,

Prices are quoted depending on the work that needs to be done. Some repairs are turned around needing no parts at all. Others require replacement parts, others have rotary controls replaced at the same time etc. If you are interested in getting your control unit repaired, please send some photos and describe the issue and we can give you an estimate. Of course, only an estimate is possible remotely, quote is not, because I have to examine the problem first hand to know for sure what will fix it. Any parts from VW and other suppliers can be a significant part of the cost.

Thanks,
Ed
I was just wondering how much it cost Phil to have his unit repaired considering he had paid to have it fixed twice before....
 
Ozzy Pete

Ozzy Pete

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T5 SE 140
Another happy repair !

If you've seen the dreaded lines appear across your control panel, you'll have searched numerous forums for repair options (and even DIY fixes), you'll also have seen the huge prices being quoted for new units!

I've had the screen problems appear over the past couple of years, and have had the control panel repaired twice by Verotronics. Very happy with the service that they provided, but the screen has had lines appear for the 3rd time. I, therefore, needed to find a more permanent fix. I was looking at simply replacing the panel (though saw prices of £850+ for a new control panel), when I, thankfully, read about Ed and his UK repair option - https://ee-repair.com/vw-california-control-panel-lcd

I have given it a go, and am delighted with how easy it was to get a working control panel back. Ed provided really clear photos upon receipt and of the tests that he has performed to diagnose the faults - made worse by the previous fixes. Replacement parts sourced and repair complete, I once again received photos of the unit now working - and looking brand new (for a fraction of the cost of a new unit!).

I never comment in forums online, but just had to endorse Ed as I have been blown away by his service and it needs to get some more profile.
Just wondering where you heard of this company from as you’ve only been on the California forum for 1 day.
 
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oldred

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T5 SE 174
Ozzy Pete relax please.. and take a breather..
It’s becoming obvious that Ed at Electronic Equipment Repair is really competent at what he does or should I say what they do.
If I could add my twopenneth, I thought I had wreaked mine last month whilst removing it, I pulled the front off and one of the two ribbons. It has had a previous repair from our friends in Holland a couple of years ago but some of the pixels had started to escape.
Ed not only repaired my unit in a timely manner but also gave me options in some preventative work. All this and the costs were very reasonable. Thanks Ed at EER!
If all service providers were this professional us California owners would have a lot less grey hair. I of course refer to the constant chatter I read on here of the VW main dealer servicing and repair.
So all, (I’m looking at you Ozzy Pete as well) , get your displays sent to EER down there on the south coast in confidence.. It’s a competent, professional and reliable service.

Thanks,
Phil.
 
Ozzy Pete

Ozzy Pete

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T5 SE 140
Ozzy Pete relax please.. and take a breather..
It’s becoming obvious that Ed at Electronic Equipment Repair is really competent at what he does or should I say what they do.
If I could add my twopenneth, I thought I had wreaked mine last month whilst removing it, I pulled the front off and one of the two ribbons. It has had a previous repair from our friends in Holland a couple of years ago but some of the pixels had started to escape.
Ed not only repaired my unit in a timely manner but also gave me options in some preventative work. All this and the costs were very reasonable. Thanks Ed at EER!
If all service providers were this professional us California owners would have a lot less grey hair. I of course refer to the constant chatter I read on here of the VW main dealer servicing and repair.
So all, (I’m looking at you Ozzy Pete as well) , get your displays sent to EER down there on the south coast in confidence.. It’s a competent, professional and reliable service.

Thanks,
Phil.
All I am asking is the Anyone that has had a repair done tell the forum how much it cost them to have the repair done. So we can all see the sort of price you know it’s going to cost you. Not one single person who has had a repair has said how much it cost them. We know it’s £100 per hour or £79.99 for anything over 10 minutes.
All I get is the Dutch company is being slated for doing lousy repairs, that’s not really fair.
So if anyone has had a long lasting successful repair what was the total cost and what repair was done.
 
cooky73

cooky73

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Wigan
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T5 SE 174
£8.75 to send insured up to £500.
£135 labour to fix. £150 for non-club member.
£50 for new bezel, buttons and knob.
£8.75 to send it back.

Very pleased with the whole process.
 
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ElectronicEquipmentRepair

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Just browsing
Why direct that at me. I did the same repair in an hour, cost me
£35 for the parts from eBay..
I’m Happy now!!!.
You seem to have misunderstood. The repairs included also fixing the LCD issues at the same time as changing the bezel and control knob. We have the ability to bench test the control unit, getting the display working fully and not using the dubious method of packing the LCD ribbon which risks damaging the LCD and even if that method works initially it seems to degrade again in most cases.
 
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Vagophile

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Market Deeping
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T5 SE 180
Why direct that at me. I did the same repair in an hour, cost me
£35 for the parts from eBay..
I’m Happy now!!!.
Well, good for you. I presume that your insistent questioning of the price of other's repairs was to find out how much you had saved with your D.I.Y.
 
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