Catherine (tenthz) wrote,
Catherine
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Car Troubles

So, Thursday night after choir, my car decides to FLIP OUT. It started fine... but then the service engine light was on... and then started flashing at me... and then a light saying "security" came on and the "air bag" light came on with the warning bells. And then the engine was kinda chugging. "what the???" So, I turned off the car and checked the owners manual for an indication of what the heck that pattern of lights/bells meant... but no luck. So I carefully drove home with my flashers on, going the back way and going 30mph-ish.

Friday morning, I called the dealership and they told me to bring it in straight away. So, I drove directly to the dealership and they said they would call me after lunch and let me know what the deal is.

Turns out, a nice little family of mice decided my car would make a lovely place for a nest. And since they were in there, what the heck, let's chew on some of these lovely wires and the engine harness! *yea* hm. not. So, they ended up having to repair 7 wires, replace 3 pigtails and replace a spark plug. blah. $740 later.... The mechanic said it usually happens if a car is in storage for an extended period of time... WTF? I drive it multiple times a day... I can't even think of the last time that I didn't drive it for a whole day. So I'm not sure how they had time to build a nest and take up permanent residence... I hope they enjoyed their stay and their meals. If they needed a ride to IBM, they could have just asked.
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