|A great fall day outside, no Trick or Treaters in my neighborhood, so let's hit the garage!|
|Two packages arrived today and it looks like there is some work to be done. |
So maybe it's not the 12 Labors of Hercules, but here we go with, uh,
|LABOR #1: THE REPLACEMENT OF THE BROKEN EVIL SIDE MIRROR!|
(Cue: dramatic music. DUH DUH DUUUUUHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!)
|One of life's easiest repairs, because all you need is a 10mm socket. |
First you just take off the interior cover with your hands.
|Here's an electrical connection for the powered mirror. Luckily, I managed to order the right one, so UN-connect it, again using your opposable-thumbs human-style hands, two each.|
Or as musicians' joke: "VIOLA!"
(Hand model NOT a professional, try this at home!)
|Here comes the 10mm ratchet. |
Excuse me, the SNAP-ON 10mm ratchet.
(SNAP-ON hoodie not included)
|Remove the three nuts on the inside that attach the mirror.|
|Exterior view. Place new mirror here.|
|Oh, and if you order car parts from Rock Auto (not a paid endorsement)|
you usually get a cool car magnet like this, FREE!
|New mirror attached, electric connection in place, and it works!|
HERE ENDS THE FIRST LABOR OF GARAGE GUY!
|LABOR #2: THE UNBOXING OF POTIONS, ELIXERS, AND MAGICAL STUFF!|
(REALLY dramatic music, track 2)
Here's the 2nd Package, a boat load of cleaning supplies from
(Not a paid endorsement) Griot's Garage, thanks to a
birthday gift card from my great wife!
|Bonus QUIZ TIME points if you can tell which is the new/shiny/square lug, and which one|
is the old/dull/caved in/rounded lug.
PRO TIP: 3rd object from the left is not a lug nut.