October 17, 2002
Sparks will fly

Since our latest trip out to Jon's shop to fix some electrical problems, the BootBus has been running around with the odd part cadged from a '67 Camaro. One of those parts was a flasher that made the turn signals flash like a strobe at a niteclub on '70's Night.

Sean and I went out to Brook's auto parts store to buy a more suitable part as well as a few other things (window winder, door seals, wiper blades, etc).

Tony had told me how to replace the part and I thought I knew what I was doing. Well, after wedging myself under the steering column and zapping myself with more than a few sparks, I realised I'm no electrician.

Now we had zero electrics. No wipers, no turn signals, no dash lights. We consulted the Master (Tony) and he suggested it could be a blown fuse. This morning I went out there and sure enough, I'd blown not one, but two fuses. I replaced those, added the new flasher and everything works fine. Woohoo!

Posted by Chris at October 17, 2002 11:01 AM