Recent DEG Inquiry 11797 addresses not included considerations in door shell replacement.
Door shell transferal of small grommets, clips or fasteners is not included in the Audatex provided labor values. This would require an on the spot evaluation of additional labor time if required when replacing door shells in Audatex database.
Glued on Weather strip measuring is included in Audatex provided labor values, whether installing or transferring to a new panel. Weather strip cleanup time is not an included operation, please see the DBRM Section 4-3 Replacement & Recycled Operations.
The estimating databases are all intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY – it is important to remember that the auto body professional performing the repair is in a position to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and identify the methodology and their unique cost of the vehicle damage repair.
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