[200q20v] 1989 audi 200 Stereo reset

omllenado omllenado at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 18 10:32:11 EST 2001

1. thanks for the link.
2. geez you're right thanks, i don't know that,... anyway, i hope audi picks
up with the people that they needed, i really like audi and i think we'll
have a long a lasting relationship, i hope to get the 20V version of the 200
in the near future. My wife asks me to part with the car and get an SUV
instead because of the occassional repairs, well for an 11 year old car it's
just part of maintaining the car and an audi rides well and will give a long
service (robust german technology), now she doesnt bug me anymore 'coz she
sees the passion i have for this car. thank God audi did not pull out from
the us.

to the dealer mechanics here i would just like give you my apology, same to
the dealer owners. live on.
thanks Brett,


Oliver M. Llenado
Homepage http://www8.ewebcity.com/omllenado

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net>
To: "omllenado" <omllenado at hotmail.com>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2001 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [200q20v] 1989 audi 200 Stereo reset

> On Sun, 18 Mar 2001, omllenado wrote:
> > After a successful alternator transplant, thanks to you guys, there
> > goes my stereo is in safe mode .The security code written on the manual
> > is bogus... so after 3 attempts = lock.
> > can I  reset it without bringing it to the dealer?, (dealer fright!),
> > and a supplier for coolant here in colorado.
> In regards to your question, http://brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net/cgi-bin/fom
> Navigate to:
> Electricals : "Can I/you/anybody reset my radio?"
> Dealers are just like mechanics.  There are good dealers, and there are
> bad dealers.  Let's please quit the "dealer bashing" which has been
> getting a little out of hand here; among other things, I know several
> enthusiasts on this list and the main list, who are dealer employees, and
> I'm sure they don't appreciate it.
>   If you have a reason for your comments, fine...but if you don't, then I
> believe that's what the legal community calls slander.
>   I don't feel this way just about dealer comments.  I also feel the same
> way about vendor comments.  Nothing pisses me off more than to see
> someone bitch, whine and moan about how there's a problem with part XYZ,
> but lo and behold, it's discovered they haven't even bothered to pick up
> the phone and call the company.
> That is NOT to say that I'm trying to censor opinions; rather, I simply
> want comments to have some basis in reality...
> If you're wondering why, in general, dealer service is in the can(or
> was; it's improving, from what I can tell), then the details of a
> conversation I had with the owner of a high-level Porsche/Audi dealer in
> the boston area might be very enlightening.
> Basically, he laid it out right away; Audi sales were in the shitter, and
> that means no money, and no need for, say, several factory
> representatives(ie, the guys who come to the dealer when a customer is
> complaining, looks at the car, etc.)  So, they laid off a lot of
> customer service type people, and if the dealer was doing crappy
> servicing, there wasn't much Audi could do about it.
> Now, with the incredible boom, recent problems are that the remaining guys
> are overloaded; Audi is trying to hire more people to meet demand, but
> sales have far outpaced hirings.  As a result, Audi actually capped last
> year's sales(or they were going to.)  It might be this year, I can't
> remember.
> The point is that I think AoA has always been aware of a problem...there's
> just been no money to deal with it; now, there's money, but no people.  As
> a dealer friend said to me, "I don't think anybody realizes just how close
> Volkswagon and Audi came to pulling out of the US entirely a few years
> back."
> Brett

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