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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Thorby, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Thorby

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    Nope he has said NO. Asked for a partial refund and he wasn't interested, leaves me only one avenue now.
     
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    Just to play the devils advocate here.
    If the paddle shift kit is not installed by a professional, the seller then relies on the DIY'er to have some competence and is capable of following supplied instructions. If these instructions are not followed to the letter, then who's fault is it if the goods do not work as advertised?
     
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    My qualified mechanic installed it. He sells it as plug and play and there is no mention that this kit needs to be installed by a qualified professional. FYI I am a mechanic by trade, just not been active for 20 years.
     
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    How much did it end up costing? Including the dealer adding the firmware. Also does it matter the car has been turned and locked? By gm motorsport
     
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    I bought mine on ebay from Metro Holden , I think in VIC , for $452 , I was initially told by Surfers Holden GC that they were plug and play but once installed I soon found I needed the software update that Surfers Holden did for about $80 from memory , I gave them a bad rating for the miss information
     
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    Cost about $550 all up
     
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    Silly question but how respovie are the paddles?
     
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    I find it pretty good, not an instant change in milliseconds but still responsive. Can be used while in drive, then when not being used it shifts back into drive after a short period. Or when downshifting in drive once below 10km it goes back in. Can shift the lever into sport and sport works as normal, If you use paddle shift while in sport the paddles are constantly in use. If you pull up to the lights in this mode just remember your in it when you take off as you'll stay in 1st
     
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    If you have bought that kit from a business and it was advertised and sold as a working kit for your vehicle and it does not actually fit your vehicle and that business denies you a full refund then that business is in violation of australian consumer law and you should talk to the accc.
    Not only would they be ordered to refund you they will probably cop a nice fine which will make them think twice about selling a poorly researched product and attempting to scam customers because of their incompetence.

    https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/complaints-problems/make-a-consumer-complaint


    https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-rights-guarantees/consumer-guarantees



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    Copy that
     
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    There is a seller in melbourne with kits that are supposed to be better than stock. Under $700, from all reports quality unit, helpful seller.

    J LED customs

     
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    I purchased the Enhanced Kit for my 06 VE SS-V and it works an absolute treat.
    The seller is incredibly helpful and informative. The instructions shipped with the kit were very thorough with lots of pictures
    and the worded instructions were easy to follow.
    I was a little hesitant at first due to being in NZ and kit was shipped from Aussie, about returns if unit was defective.
    He assured me that he tests each kit a minimum of 2 or 3 times before shipping. And if i followed the instructions to the letter there would be no issues,
    1 thing he did make absolutely clear, the battery had to be disconnected
     
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    On difference to his kit and the standard holden system is holding the paddle while in drive can engage sport mode
     

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