Actually, that price isn't too bad. My dealer quoted me about $250.00 for the part and labor. I've had this problem since I bought the car. The sensor does serve a purpose Im sure, but if you hit one of the buttons on the DIC (Reset or Select, not sure which at the moment) the message will be cleared until you restart the car again. Sometimes mine doesn't come on for a few days...other times it comes on immedaitely. Though the idea of buying a car with a problem like that doesn't sound appealing, it really doesn't hamper the vehicle IMO. Also, if your gonna do it just let the dealer handel it...not all shops wanna do that kind of work and they might charge you more for it in the long run.
-Austin [aka: SapphireTorrent]
2000 SSEi "Black Bertha."