After a 4-year absence from Pantera ownership it only took 1 day before I broke something on the new cat. I decided to check the function of the hazard lights forgetting how fragile these switches are regardless of limited to no use. Sure, enough just like the Pantera before it, it popped out but would not stay locked back in. I reached out to my old friend and the wizard of all things electrical for Panteras, Jon Haas of Panter Electronics. For those of you older owners you are likely familiar with his numerous products engineered specifically for our cars. The hazard switch is not one of his designs, but a switch used on numerous 70s-80s Bimmers. Jon stocks them and includes un like a generic seller dummy proof instructions for both early and L models. I also ordered some of his outstanding LED bulbs for the gauges and speedo/tach. They make a tremendous difference in the lighting of these instruments where you can actually see/use them at night. And yes, he includes instructions although most of you would say well “duh” who needs instructions? But there are some useful tips besides the obvious.
What is most special about Jon is that unlike some Pantera venders who seem put out by inquiries of small dollar parts orders Jon treats you like you just bought his entire catalog of parts. In the past he has helped me with non-Pantera related electrical issues and also Pantera electrical parts not of his manufacture. He answers his phone and returns text and e-mails. Is this a big deal? It is to me when others treat customer service as optional. Jon is just a super nice guy and a pleasure to work with. I am so glad he continues to develop products for our now 50+ year old cars.
So, if you have not checked out his website you should.