Front Wiper Linkage

Front Wiper Linkage

Postby PARR » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:44 am

Just got quote from jp-carparts for NEW linkage - $112.30 plus $54.00 shipping and $6.65 Paypal surcharge - total $172.95.
With a good exchange rate, that would be about £105.00.
This depended on Honda having one in stock - apparently they do, so I am waiting to see if Honda UK can get it!
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Re: Front Wiper Linkage

Postby PARR » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:22 pm

Through Honda Customer Support, I am now informed that Honda Japan REFUSE to supply the part because. they say. Stepwgns are not exported. Honda UK were not permitted to access the Stepwgn part of the database.
Their reputation for good service has now been destroyed.
When this Steppy bites the dust I will NOT go Honda again, despite my CR-V followed by my first Steppy and now this one.
All I can hope is that Ian Maynard (Stepwagon.co.uk (AKA Bongofury)) can find one. If not I will use jp-carparts.
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Re: Front Wiper Linkage

Postby Scrap » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:13 am

Just came across this site ~ https://www.amayama.com/en/search

Don't know anything about them but thought I'd log it if only for my own future use.

Ignore me if I'm stating the obvious.

Regards

Brian
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Re: Front Wiper Linkage

Postby PARR » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:35 pm

Thanks, Brian.
I had not come across that site.
At the moment I'm going with Ian at Stepwagon.co.uk.
A member of the New Zealand Honda group gave me jp-carparts also - pricing the same in NZ as in UK and Singapore.
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Re: Front Wiper Linkage

Postby PARR » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:03 pm

I got the part from Ian at www.bongofury.co.uk (also uses www.stepwagon.co.uk).
He ordered from a source in Singapore; the linkage only took 3-4 weeks to arrive, and he sent the parts straight to my local (non-Honda) garage, where they arrived last Friday, and were fitted today.
It's nice not to have a 'clunk' at every sweep of the wipers!
I don't often recommend anyone to anybody, but I am happy to recommend Ian's service - more than excellent.
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Re: Front Wiper Linkage

Postby Scrap » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:47 am

Hi David

Thanks for letting us know. I'm sure I'll have need of his services in the future.

Were the costs similar to those you quoted from jp-carparts ?

Regards

Brian
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Re: Front Wiper Linkage

Postby PARR » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:29 pm

The parts were £115.50 inc. VAT and delivery in UK to my garage.
jp-carparts price was £112 plus £54 'postage'.
Ian did not charge transport from Japan, as my bits were included in a larger consignment.
Interestingly, my Honda garage wanted to charge £55 to strip and investigate, and presumably another £55 to fit the parts - they have a minimum charge of 1 hour's labour!
The garage I used for this charged me £35 for strip, investigate and fit!
Guess where I go in future.
I strongly recommend ian@bongofury.co.uk for parts.
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