One of the most overlooked aspects of returning your leased vehicle is whether or not it includes some of the original accessory parts. Of course, if your car is missing a bumper or a brake pedal, it’s easy to notice. However, there are a few parts that are very easy to overlook.
Today we are going to concentrate on one of those parts: The infrared headphone that is used to listed to the rear seat VES (Vehicle Entertainment System) DVD player on your 2006 , 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010/2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. It’s a part that the kids can easily lose or break, and they can cost you a pretty penny if you get dinged during your lease return.
Wireless IR headset styles change from year to year, so you don’t have to worry about getting the exact headphone style that your vehicle originally came with. Instead, simply purchase a replacement that meets (or exceeds) the original specs. Honestly – they just have to be compatible with your vehicle’s DVD system to be acceptable to the dealer during your lease return.
If your wireless headphone is scratched or missing a battery cover, you should consider replacing them. Dealers know to look out for this type of damage, and they will ding you during the lease return. Also, they will have to replace the headphones if they are too damaged to give to the next leasor (or purchaser). You will also want to make sure that the foam covers are adequately clean and intact. If they are damaged or dirty, you should consider replacing them.
You do not need to include batteries with your headphones, but it may be a good idea to have a fresh set in there. The last thing you need is to be dinged for having non-working headphones when they actually just needed fresh batteries.
Getting replacement headphones, foam and batteries is an easy task thanks to the internet. Dealerships usually charge upwards of $200 for headphones, so it’s best to look around and check where the best prices are. Currently, there is only one website selling replacement infrared headphones for in care entertainment systems: AudioVideo2go.com http://www.audiovideo2go.com/dodge-grand-caravan-ves-headphones-2-dual-channel-ir-fold-flat-headphones/
However, a search on google.com will net you several other places that sell used headphones and that also have access to the dealership priced replacements. Personally, I’ve ordered from AudioVideo2Go for my other lease return needs and have always been pleased with their service and prompt delivery. They also make it easy to find the wireless headphones that are compatible with my car.
I hope you find this posting useful – as always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask! I am here to help with all your lease return issues. Remember – we’ve already given the automakers our tax dollars, lets not pay any more for our leases than we have to.