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Now if someone would just post shop[ manuals---. It is a help having owners manuals for late model stuff because there are so many obscure procedures to deal with electronic gadgets. I've bookmarked this one already.
 

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You should be able to get the 200 owner's manual from the Chrysler website. Register, if you haven't already, and your car's service history can be tracked in the Owner's section and you'll be able to access and download the PDF format owner's manual.
 

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Correct. The dealer gives you a copy of the User's Guide. The Owner's Manual is more comprehensive and is free online as shown above.

The 2012 Chrysler 200 service manual is $135 online, in CD format only, through the Chrysler website.
 

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Bob Lincoln said:
Correct. The dealer gives you a copy of the User's Guide. The Owner's Manual is more comprehensive and is free online as shown above.

The 2012 Chrysler 200 service manual is $135 online, in CD format only, through the Chrysler website.
I think that is an outrageous price, and hurts the company in the long run. Do they not want to have service information almost in the public domain so the cars are maintained and fixed properly which contributes to a perception of reliability for the brand?
 

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Well, 21 years ago it was $90 for the paper 3-volume set. There is a LOT of valuable information contained in an FSM, it has saved me thousands of dollars over the years. I don't see a $135 investment as a big deal, especially spread out over 10+ years. You could save the entire cost in one repair.

I just wish it were still paper. I carry the manuals out to the car and flip pages. I don't want to have to print out loose sheets for every job.
 

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Really. I just missed that with my wife's car.
 

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Just got off the phone with a delightful young lady named Carly. She's going to hook me up with a copy of the owners manual and warranty manual. No cost and I can expect them in 7 to 10 business days via UPS. Wooohooo! Thanks KCT for the information. I did see in the users manual where they tell you that you can order these items if you're the first registered owner of the car. It's in the maintenance chapter.
 

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Bob Lincoln said:
Well, 21 years ago it was $90 for the paper 3-volume set. There is a LOT of valuable information contained in an FSM, it has saved me thousands of dollars over the years. I don't see a $135 investment as a big deal, especially spread out over 10+ years. You could save the entire cost in one repair.

I just wish it were still paper. I carry the manuals out to the car and flip pages. I don't want to have to print out loose sheets for every job.
well, the 1998 3 Volume Diagnostic Set for my Plymouth cost me just $65 from Chrysler/TechAuthority, (I actually found a 1999 JA FSM at a VERY Cheap Price at McKay's Used bookstore in Nashville, Charlie Probably knows what I'm talking about) but now they DO NOT Offer the Chassis or Body Diagnostic Manuals, so I'm Glad I bought them when I did! I also managed to snag from that same used bookstore a Full Four Volume FSM set for 1988 Chrysler cars!
 

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Oh yeah, Patrick. I'm very familiar with McKays. I've been an avid reader since age 4 and passed that on to both of my kids. They absolutely love McKays.
 

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well, the 1998 3 Volume Diagnostic Set for my Plymouth cost me just $65 from Chrysler/TechAuthority, (I actually found a 1999 JA FSM at a VERY Cheap Price at McKay's Used bookstore in Nashville, Charlie Probably knows what I'm talking about) but now they DO NOT Offer the Chassis or Body Diagnostic Manuals, so I'm Glad I bought them when I did! I also managed to snag from that same used bookstore a Full Four Volume FSM set for 1988 Chrysler cars!
If you wait, the price does come down. But you risk unavailability, and not having it earlier in the car's life when you might need it. I bought my 92 Dakota in 2003, the manual was down to $67 by then.
 
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