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It drives me nuts

I had the man from Traqueur France to install my tracker today - forced on me by my insurance company. It turned out he fits hydraulic pipes on JCB's as his main job and did a one day course to become the area's only approved installer!!!

He was jovial enough, seemed like he knew what he was doing and had done "many Audi's" already

He came and said the box was installed, the aerial slipped behind the door rubber and the magic box behind the dash, connecting to the power and earth only.

He got me to sign and drove off in the sunset. Within 5 minutes I had checked the dash more closely and found half of it hanging down. Rang the man - who did come straight back - apologised profusely and proceeded to clip everything back in place. All happy now!

What bugs me is
How much training do some of these guys get before playing with customers expensive (new) cars?

What come back is there if they "buggar something up"

Why cant Audi build a "euro wide" tracker in the car at the factory and we just pay the fee if it is required by our insurance company?

Luckily we have been for a drive now and nothing has fallen down or rattles

OR should I not let it get to me?

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Im with you on the factory fit,it would be so much easier and secure to have it done at the factory and you could rest assured that you wouldnt have some half arsed wanna be engineer pretending to know what he is doing.just my point of view of course.
 

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Agreed, its tricky because whilst any fool can probably wire in most units (power and earth....oooh!) the skill is in installing it when it cant be ripped out in 30 seconds, and is well hidden. to do this i believe the installer really needs to know, and be experienced in dismantling the vehicles they are working on, and of course putting them back together properly.

The downside of a factory fit is they would all be in the same place, making them easy to remove for a thief. The best thing audo could do is have 50 or so locations around the car where they can be fitted, built into the vehicle and then either the factory, dealer or installer uses one of these approved locations to put it in, adding variance between vehicles because of the multiple possible locations?
 
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