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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 01:30 PM
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Check out my post number 7 in this thread. You can get the same manual for $60, which in my opinion is well worth it. However it's no where near worth $200+
I have the 2009 manual and have to agree it's not worth $200 but for $60-$70 I would say it's worth it.

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I returned the manual, I was dissapointed on its overall info. They subtracted shipping and handling and a additional handling fee, plus 25% restock fee. I got back $162 of my original 236.

Screw DCX. Techauthority blows.

I might call AMEX and dis credit there original charge. This is BS.
They are probably assuming you just made a copy of the CD and sent the original back. I'm actually a little surprised they even allowed returns!

Compared to the full manual set I just got for my 2011 GMC for the same price - well actually there is no comparison, the GM manual set is a FULL set of manuals.

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Makes me wish I had also bought that Camaro SS for my wife. From now on, all new car deals will include service manuals. I used to work them in back in the day and got away from it.

Looking for someone to install custom white leather interior in a black Camaro SS for my wife. It will be a surprise car gift for her. That Camaro purchase will include a service manual set. My wife keeps her cars for 12-20+ years. The last car she had, a 1998 Monte Carlo Z34, she just sold last year. Only sold it because she needed AWD hence the Outback.

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Since I see seperate BODY manuals on the Service Manual site, am I to understand that there is NO body section in the "Service" manual???
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The body manual can be found here

Note that this does not include trim pieces (which are included in the service manual on DVD). This is structure only.

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For 2008 Mopar did a hard copy TSM but it disappeared in 2009. Some copies are out there but the 2008 only had the automatic trans. In 2009 they went to strictly an electronic version that uses Adobe SVG that works via Internet Explorer. All the files are on your disc it only uses IE to display them. There were bootleg copies on eBay a few years ago for $20 a pop but they have disappeared (eBay clearing them out) There is a guy in Latvia (yes that Latvia over by Russia) that sells Parts CDs for GM, Ford, Mopar etc. Somewhere around $40 a pop. I have bought several from him and they are good. This is the same parts CD the dealer has. He has the 2013s now that go back to 2009 or so. He may have the Service Manuals too you'll have to ask. His eBay name is partsdepo_lv As far as a pdf version of the TSM goes I have not seen one. What I have seen are bootlegs of the factory TSM CD that uses Adobe SVG. I have one on my hard drive now works great. The reason there is no pdf version is because it would take someone to print the TSM off the SVG version and then rescan as a pdf, a lot of work. It would be nice and would make a smaller file than the current TSM. I agree I would love a hard copy of the TSM. I bought a 2011 CTS-V and had the hard copy of the TSM 6 months later. Same deal with Ford their hard copy 2012 manuals are out now. Reasons known only to Mother Mopar they have decided to go electronic only.

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