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Topic # 175331 25-Jun-2015 11:49 Send private message

The Ford territory has a storage compartment on top of the dash with a lid that flips up and down, which is secured by a small latch.  The latch snapped off the other day, just normal use. 



I was thinking maybe $10 for a new bit of plastic. 

Ford price is around $400 to fix this!!!!

I thought the CGA said part costs were supposed to be reasonable!!!

This is so common that some geezer is making 3d prints of the latch and selling online through a website. 

http://bingtastic.com/parts.php

And , some other outfit is selling them on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Territory-GHIA-SY-SX-TX-Broken-Top-Dash-Compartment-Latch-Clip-Fix-/171447725010

With over 300 sold, and 170 watching for this listing alone. 

Ford must have made a small fortune replacing these. 




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  Reply # 1331303 25-Jun-2015 12:20 Send private message

OUCH! Look for a second hand part or cheap fake

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  Reply # 1331306 25-Jun-2015 12:26 Send private message

VX Berlina has a small clip to keep the cup holder lid closed, not quite $400 but a few hundred nonetheless, I took the  spring out and just lift it to open now.




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  Reply # 1331313 25-Jun-2015 12:39 Send private message

Being a Territory owner I can empathize.  I am guessing they won't sell just the clip, but want to sell the whole lid, or even the box?  

I have managed to plastic weld/repair my broken ones avoiding a large repair bill thus far, but personally I would be seeking out a wrecker somewhere, or just glue the lid shut and forget about it.  




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  Reply # 1331333 25-Jun-2015 12:41 Send private message

surfisup1000: The Ford territory has a storage compartment on top of the dash with a lid that flips up and down, which is secured by a small latch.  The latch snapped off the other day, just normal use. 



I was thinking maybe $10 for a new bit of plastic. 

Ford price is around $400 to fix this!!!!

I thought the CGA said part costs were supposed to be reasonable!!!

This is so common that some geezer is making 3d prints of the latch and selling online through a website. 

http://bingtastic.com/parts.php

And , some other outfit is selling them on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Territory-GHIA-SY-SX-TX-Broken-Top-Dash-Compartment-Latch-Clip-Fix-/171447725010

With over 300 sold, and 170 watching for this listing alone. 

Ford must have made a small fortune replacing these. 





Toyota highlanders are just as bad!




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  Reply # 1331340 25-Jun-2015 12:53 Send private message

Wow, that's a lot for a bit of plastic.  And I thought Toyota were bad enough - I bought a 36" flat screen TV for the price they quoted to replace a broken key.

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  Reply # 1331354 25-Jun-2015 13:08 One person supports this post Send private message

I bet Audi, BMW and Mercedes plastic is more expensive than ford plastic.




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  Reply # 1331356 25-Jun-2015 13:12 One person supports this post Send private message

davidcole: I bet Audi, BMW and Mercedes plastic is more expensive than ford plastic.


Yes, but with ze German precision manufacturing, zeeze probably don't break in ze first place....

The OP could try www.fordpartslive.co.nz - they may have something.

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  Reply # 1331364 25-Jun-2015 13:21 Send private message

get it 3D printed?




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  Reply # 1331366 25-Jun-2015 13:23 Send private message

If this is a common fault(and you can provide it happens to other owners), then you could always claim that the part doesn't meet the durability requirement under the CGA. The problem is that replacing the part may not fix it, if it just breaks again, so could just be a waste of money. The 3D printed part maybe better if they have fixed the desgin of it, although the quality of the plastic maybe different too.

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  Reply # 1331386 25-Jun-2015 13:50 3 people support this post Send private message

Jam the lid closed with the invoices for rear suspension repairs.



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  Reply # 1331389 25-Jun-2015 13:54 Send private message

Bung: Jam the lid closed with the invoices for rear suspension repairs.


Ha, every time I go into ford something is wrong with the suspension or bearings or bushes. 

It is beyond ridiculous. 

Anyway, I'm getting the part from ebay australia for around 80 bucks....even then, seems a bit much but better than fords price. 




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  Reply # 1331438 25-Jun-2015 15:18 Send private message

surfisup1000:
Bung: Jam the lid closed with the invoices for rear suspension repairs.


Ha, every time I go into ford something is wrong with the suspension or bearings or bushes. 

It is beyond ridiculous. 

Anyway, I'm getting the part from ebay australia for around 80 bucks....even then, seems a bit much but better than fords price. 

After having one Australian-built Ford, it's on our 'never again' list.  Minor things kept on breaking such as central locking actuators, wiring faults, a brake line ruptured, and it was incredibly hard on tyres and brake pads.  The engine was mostly trouble-free but the auto trans was another story.

All things considered, it was a sub-standard piece of crap and Ford's decision to cease Australian manufacture was long overdue!





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  Reply # 1331559 25-Jun-2015 17:14 Send private message

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surfisup1000:
Bung: Jam the lid closed with the invoices for rear suspension repairs.


Ha, every time I go into ford something is wrong with the suspension or bearings or bushes. 

It is beyond ridiculous. 

Anyway, I'm getting the part from ebay australia for around 80 bucks....even then, seems a bit much but better than fords price. 

After having one Australian-built Ford, it's on our 'never again' list.  Minor things kept on breaking such as central locking actuators, wiring faults, a brake line ruptured, and it was incredibly hard on tyres and brake pads.  The engine was mostly trouble-free but the auto trans was another story.

All things considered, it was a sub-standard piece of crap and Ford's decision to cease Australian manufacture was long overdue!


Could be bad design rather than bad assembly... Just sayin...




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  Reply # 1331580 25-Jun-2015 17:22 Send private message

surfisup1000: The Ford territory has a storage compartment on top of the dash with a lid that flips up and down, which is secured by a small latch.  The latch snapped off the other day, just normal use. 



I was thinking maybe $10 for a new bit of plastic. 

Ford price is around $400 to fix this!!!!

I thought the CGA said part costs were supposed to be reasonable!!!

This is so common that some geezer is making 3d prints of the latch and selling online through a website. 

http://bingtastic.com/parts.php

And , some other outfit is selling them on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Territory-GHIA-SY-SX-TX-Broken-Top-Dash-Compartment-Latch-Clip-Fix-/171447725010

With over 300 sold, and 170 watching for this listing alone. 

Ford must have made a small fortune replacing these. 





Good grief that is a crazy price




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  Reply # 1331636 25-Jun-2015 18:30 Send private message

it will be cheap at a wreckers

if you can't find one in NZ, you will in AU, try eBay

I had a similar thing with a seatbelt for a Falcon

Ford wanted about 10x the price I could get it from a wrecker

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