• Tag Archives car trouble
  • She’s in a better place

    And by better place, I mean Searsport Automotive.  They’re going to look at my car in the morning, and hopefully they can figure out what the heck is wrong with it 🙁

    Turned out there was an override button that let me shift the car into gear, which let me get it down to the garage. Hooray.  That was a crazy drive.  No gauges, no lights, no signals, windows wouldn’t even open.  But she’s going to get fixed…


  • Car Update

    She’s dead Jim.

    I have no idea whats going on now.  Got a neighbor to help me jump it, and as soon as we hooked up the jumper cables, all four of my turn signals came on steady.  Let it charge for a bit, and it turns over like a champ.  Just won’t catch.  I have no idea whats going on 🙁

    Obviously the battery is dead… Beyond that, the four steady turn signals have me really nervous.  The phrase “electrical system problem” comes to mind, and that sounds expensive.

    Sigh.  Trying to make myself feel better with a meat lovers pizza from across the street….


  • Just Brilliant.

    Went out to my car to go and do laundry at my friend’s place, to discover the power locks weren’t working.  Actually, no electrical things were working.  Popped the hood, discovered this:

    After cleaning it all off, it would appear my battery is completely dead.  I have no idea how this happened, it was working just FINE last night.  I swear…. I hate cars.

    I guess I’m gonna be looking for a ride to work tomorrow, and somehow I’m going to have to procure a new flippin battery.

    HOORAY.  (yes, that was sarcastic.)