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TrunkLatcher

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I am pretty sure based on another thread that it is possible to get this upgrade done however I was curious what reasonable pricing on it was. Also, is it true that FDNY knobs are discontinued? How much do those cost? Thanks for any assistance.
 

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It is supported to upgrade a II to III if it is done at the Motorola factory (if it's done in the wild with whatever dark magic is out there, all bets are off). I believe it costs a few hundred dollars per unit. I do believe that Mot is not producing anymore of the FDNY volume knobs.
 

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The FDNY style knobs are limited to whats on the shelf. If you need one I have a dealer who has some stockpiled.
 

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Ok. Maybe someone has gotten an upgrade recently and knows if around $320 sounds right. As bezking said, it has to be done at Motorola so I would assume that the pricing is consistent unlike with other repairs that are done by dealers/shops. Also, thanks for the confirmation on the info on the FDNY knobs.
 
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