This is some of the feedback I've gotten from people who have used my rebuild & repair parts. (And I'd really like to thank Vitor T. in Brazil who helped me figure out that these parts work in the 1st generation A3s, which we didn't get here in the US.) Some of the feedback is from an older thread on the vwvortex.com, some via email, and some from eBay.
Received the parcel this morning and got the part installed. The pump works like the past 14 years.
Have a nice day. Willie (from South Africa)
Hey Dave, Just wanted to let you know that the key fob arrived in the mail today and that it works great. It was already synced to the module you sold me and ready to go, right out of the box, just like you thought it might be. Thanks again for all your help and for being so reasonable with your prices. I can guarantee you that if i ever run into anybody with the same issues as mine i won't hesitate to send them your way. Thanks again! Caleb
I received the replacement pump today. It is installed and working perfectly! Thanks for the great info. Now if I can just get rid of that dead goose honk alarm. :) Chris
Thanks Dave! Always appreciate doing business with good folks who execute on their promise. Excellent work and again, thanks for your prompt response! Should you ever find yourself in the "Water Park Capital of the World" stop by my place for lunch on me and a visit to the BBQ Capital of the World, my hometown, Lockhart. Best Regards, Steve W
Just for everybody to know ......Ordered at 10pm and Dave had a tracking number sent within 30mins and my new pump on its way first thing in the morning- the way business should be conducted, Looking at what some guys wanna charge for their pumps from parts cars this is a great bargain. Thanks Dave
Just wanted to post how happy we are that we found this forum thread and found Dave We ordered a CLS pump from him last Saturday and it arrived here today. Husband and son installed it in about 10 minutes and it works like a charm! We are all so happy to have a car that has working locks. Many thanks to Dave and his awesome-ness.
Hi everyone got me pump a couple of days ago (delayed due to postal workers strike in South Africa btw we only have three months in the year in South Africa January February March March March March... ) fitted in half an hour and im locking again. The motor itself seems a better make than the original. Fitted like a glove the instructions were clear and concise. Would highly recommend the replacement unit.
Thanks for the help! pump works GREAT! never felt so good to finally have locks again.
Thanks for the pump! super fast shipping - works like a champ, easy install - can't thank you enough!
Pump showed up today. Took about 10mins to solder the wires up and reinstall it. Locks work better than ever now, so good. . I would def recommend that if anyone needs a new pump get it here.
Another satisfied customer Super fast shipping...even to Canada. Only 1 week...including Custom's clearance!!! AAA+ seller
I would like to post an additional comment recommending the service variety=spice offers here, A+.
Prompt shipping, excellent working product, and easy to understand instructions. He was also quite knowledgeable about the A8 model, which helped out a lot.
Got my pump in the mail today. Super fast shipping, high quality unit. Way cheaper than a new pump and way better than trying to track every bit down to do this yourself. I was a little concerned to buy at first because I don't frequent this forum - in fact, I found this thread and signed up just to buy this unit when my locks failed but I am pleased with the rapid delivery and quality product.
Awesome part, fast shipment.
Purchased on a Friday, installed it on a Monday.
Install was less than 10 minutes.
Came with wire nuts already on it, instructions, awesome.
thank you much!
My car starts again and it even locks and unlocks.
Even More good feedback:
I bought a central lock pump from him last year in October and its still going strong ....fast shipper and isn't afraid to answer his phone with ANY questions you may have about the pump
More good feedback: bought a central locking pump unit (complete unit) from Dave on for 01 Avant. Literally took 5 minutes to unplug the old one, plug in the replacement unit and reprogram keys. Sent payment on a Saturday afternoon, had it Monday by lunch. Wish everything was this easy. Thanks Dave.
Thank you so much for the replacement pump. I really appreciate how fast you got it out to me, the pump was easy to swap out and is working great. You saved me about $700!
Just got my unit repaired by Dave. Turned it around fast and worked perfect.
I joined this forum just to praise Variety=Spice. I ordered a $65 replacement pump Saturday, received it today, and had it installed and working 10 minutes later! D, you saved me a nice chunk of change - MUCH THANKS!
I'm happy to report that I was able to replace the motor in the Central Locking Pump and the locks on my Audi A4 are now working again through the remote.
Dave's instructions on this thread are spot on as I followed them for a straightforward repair. When I removed the old motor from the pump housing, I could actually hear the broken discs rattling around as I took the motor out. I ended up using butt connectors to do the repair rather than soldering and it worked perfectly. Now I won't need to spend $800+ at the dealership for a new Central Locking Pump. Here's to the motor lasting another 5 to 10 years. Thanks to Dave for offering these motors and helping us fellow Audi owners out!
I ordered a pump from Dave and got it within 2 days.. Installed it and everything works great!!!
Got the pump installed today in my '99.5 A4, everything works perfectly! Thanks again.
just replaced the pump you sent. it works
ps. The local Audi dealer said I had to change the entire power door lock control module for about $800, thanks to Dave I fixed it for $65
Another satisfied customer here - putting in the replacement pump went just like described above and works like a charm. Thanks do much.