I get a call Thursday evening from WIXYjr. He was pulled over by the fuzz. Cliff Note: How long has it been since you've heard that term used in that application?
Anyway, the license plate light on the WIXYjrmobile was burned out, and needed changed. I told him I would attend to it Friday evening. I had changed it once before, so I thought this would be easy. Not so. I took the light out of the bracket and tried to take the bulb out of the socket. No go. I called a friend and he said he could probably help on Saturday.
I found myself busy on Saturday so this afternoon after dinner, I tried again. I tried twisting and turning. I also tried WD-40 to no avail. Then I went to Auto Zone, where they instructed me that this car had lights that pulled out. they sold me a pack of lightbulbs and some light grease. We tried pulling the light out in the parking lot, but at this point with the WD-40, we couldn't even get a grip on the light bulb. We then left fot the Evil Big Box Store(tm) to get some more items.
On the way home, we stopped to gas the car and while I was filling it up, I took the light out, I hadn't put it back in the bracket and the vibrations had loosened it. I was able to then change the bulb.
Now I need to make some clarifications. Although my dad was a very good mechanic, that was not hereditary. As a mechanic I make a good blogger. As I have expressed before, my family feels I should have my tools registered with the local police department.
The good news is that I only had to spend 5 dollars and change to get this light fixed.
But I still feel like an idiot.