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Headlamp Repair

Some of the OE’s have a procedure for replacing the mounting tab on a headlamp after it has been damaged in an accident. Some procedures require the old tab to be cut and ground off so the new part can be installed. Recently we had a shop question if the time to replace the tab includes the cutting, grinding and modification to accept the new tab within CCC. We submitted the inquiry to CCC and they responded that the time in the estimating system is to install the new tab and does not include any of cutting or grinding that is required. They referenced the included and not included operations in the resolution and stated that if the item or items in questions are not listed in the included/not included area that no time has been allowed for that process and an “on the spot evaluation” will be required. Below is a copy of the inquiry and the response form CCC. You can visit the DEG website to see this inquiry and over 4200 other inquiries that have been submitted to the IP’s and have been resolved. Also on the DEG website you can submit an inquiry if you see an issue or problem within the estimating systems.

 

DEG Inquiry Number 4269

Issue Summary//It is unclear of what is included in replacing the repair kit brkts(mounting tab) for a damaged headlamp assy. per footnote "PARTS: Part is only required if mounting brackets are damaged. LABOR: Time is for replacing mounting brackets if damaged, after headlamp assembly is removed." we feel .3 cannot include cutting & modifying the headlamp case to accept the repair brkt? and The time of .3 to replace the bracket is a standalone operation and would apply after the headlamp case has been modified. the .3 is a proper time for attaching the bracket to a prepared housing.

Suggested Action//Update the footnotes stating, "time is for attaching new mounting bracket, after removing old bracket, trimming and modification of housing to accept new replacement brkt

Resolution:

IP Explanation

Estimated Release Date: Closed
Proposed Resolution: MOTOR stated:
After review, we have determined that the estimated replacement work time of 0.3 hours (18 minutes), applied to the Repair Kit Bracket is appropriate.

According to the Labor Time Premise on page G10 of the Guide To Estimating: “Items not listed under the INCLUDED/DOES NOT INCLUDE heading for any given procedure have not been considered in the estimated work time development for that procedure.” Therefore, any trimming/modification should be considered by performing an on the spot evaluation of the vehicle at the time the estimate is written.

 

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