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« Reply #1075 on: March 20, 2018, 11:21:45 AM »
Got home from work and while my car was in the driveway the hazard lights randomly started blinking and wouldn't stop even when I started the car, ran fine just constant hazards blinking. Tried disconnecting the battery and swapping fuses but it didn't help.

Did some research on my Google machine and found out about something called a "Flasher relay". Water had leaked in my my sunroof and dribbles down the frame and was dripping on the flasher relay. Bought a new one at O O O O'Reilly Auto parts for $21, crisis averted.

This is what the old flasher relay looked like :eek:




Yup, that is a relay. It literally makes the clicking sound too when you turn on the hazards (or the clicking sound on your turn signal). It isn't something artificially made through your speaker, it is part of the operation.
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« Reply #1076 on: March 20, 2018, 11:38:37 AM »
Changed the spark plugs on the Ol' CJ-7 the other day.  Crushed a couple Miller Lites during and after.  Felt good guys.....
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« Reply #1077 on: March 21, 2018, 12:11:37 PM »
took down and replaced a ceiling fan.

hung up a heavy ass jewelry mirror thingy.

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« Reply #1078 on: March 26, 2018, 07:42:29 PM »
Curtains suck guys

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« Reply #1079 on: April 07, 2018, 08:40:03 PM »
New screw drive garage door opener today.  Installed and now gonna do the wifi part tomorrow.

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« Reply #1080 on: April 07, 2018, 10:59:45 PM »
i'm just going to pay people to do everything from now on.
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« Reply #1081 on: April 07, 2018, 11:52:48 PM »
As a renter, I've been very proud of two recent projects:

1) Fixing a clogged garbage disposal
2) Replacing a headlight bulb on my Subaru

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« Reply #1082 on: April 09, 2018, 11:39:21 AM »
As a renter, I've been very proud of two recent projects:

1) Fixing a clogged garbage disposal
2) Replacing a headlight bulb on my Subaru

What kind of Subaru?  3rd party headlamps or OEM?  I've learned with my '13 Outback it's not too bad once you've done it a few times.  Also the destroy bulbs like it's going out of style.
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« Reply #1083 on: April 09, 2018, 02:40:27 PM »
rusty owns a subaru and water is wet, smdh


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« Reply #1084 on: April 09, 2018, 02:50:30 PM »
I am actually surprised he doesn't drive a hybrid

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1086 on: April 09, 2018, 11:15:57 PM »
I had to resolder the points on the circuit board on the MAF in the throttle body of my 2000 Nissan cube. great hack for anyone with engine problems on a z10 cube or z11 micra

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« Reply #1087 on: April 09, 2018, 11:34:17 PM »
I am actually surprised he doesn't drive a hybrid
My household also owns a Leaf

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« Reply #1088 on: April 09, 2018, 11:37:17 PM »


As a renter, I've been very proud of two recent projects:

1) Fixing a clogged garbage disposal
2) Replacing a headlight bulb on my Subaru

What kind of Subaru?  3rd party headlamps or OEM?  I've learned with my '13 Outback it's not too bad once you've done it a few times.  Also the destroy bulbs like it's going out of style.

I think it's an 09 Forester. I just went to Auto zone and got whatever they had for that year. I had to remove the battery though!

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« Reply #1089 on: April 10, 2018, 11:26:46 AM »


As a renter, I've been very proud of two recent projects:

1) Fixing a clogged garbage disposal
2) Replacing a headlight bulb on my Subaru

What kind of Subaru?  3rd party headlamps or OEM?  I've learned with my '13 Outback it's not too bad once you've done it a few times.  Also the destroy bulbs like it's going out of style.

I think it's an 09 Forester. I just went to Auto zone and got whatever they had for that year. I had to remove the battery though!
I only ask because my Outback is just outside of the cut off for a headlight recall because the 12 and older models burned through them in weeks or months.  The OEM bulbs are supposed to have a thicker filament.  I've gotten weeks out of the cheapest bulb to a couple months our of the higher priced sylvanias.  Good luck with it.  It's a bitch how crammed engine bays are anymore. 
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« Reply #1090 on: April 11, 2018, 03:55:09 PM »
i installed a a new motion sensor security light over my garage, yesterday, because some dirtbag rifled around in my unlocked Jeep the other week.   Very first night i'm sitting there and see the light go on around 9:30 and i'm thinking "Oh its on!" 

I creep over to the nearest window and peer out to see a boring and unoccupied 2008 Jeep wrangler.  Disappointed and slightly concern at the prospect of a faulty motion light i about walk away before seeing it.  A big fat possum waddling around my driveway, hair like balding man and log rat tail.

I'll keep everyone posted on the critter watch that i'm privy to now, thanks to my new motion light and handyman-ness

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« Reply #1091 on: April 11, 2018, 03:57:32 PM »
Why did you leave your car unlocked broj

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« Reply #1092 on: April 11, 2018, 03:59:30 PM »
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I can get you a great deal on an almost new soft top, if you need one. And then you can post about putting it on in this thread.

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« Reply #1093 on: April 12, 2018, 06:29:27 AM »
I bought a pressure washer. Haven't used it, but it's comforting to know I have it.
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« Reply #1094 on: April 12, 2018, 08:31:25 AM »
Why did you leave your car unlocked broj

It is a soft top, can be broken into with a sharp object or use of a zipper, i mainly just don't leave anything in there (though the bastard did make off with some cheapo sunglasses)

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« Reply #1095 on: April 22, 2018, 04:10:55 PM »
Four years ago helped a family member build wall along creek behind their house.  Kstate neighbor engineer advised on the project.   500 quikrete rip rap bags later this is what we had.  Still diverting water like a champ.  Original bags were  burlap which has wore away and looks like rock/stone now.  Another neighbor added paper bags on top.  Probably works too good is now the far bank is eroding away.

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« Reply #1096 on: April 22, 2018, 04:33:17 PM »
Who carried all those bags done there
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« Reply #1097 on: April 22, 2018, 05:06:20 PM »
Who carried all those bags done there
10 pallets, 50 bags each.  Carted them in a wheel barrow down the hill.  I think the delivery guy got two pallets to us with their forklift but decided it was going go tear up the yard.

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« Reply #1098 on: April 22, 2018, 05:57:23 PM »
I bought a pressure washer. Haven't used it, but it's comforting to know I have it.

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« Reply #1099 on: April 24, 2018, 08:13:35 AM »
I hope you put some clean rock and some drain tile behind that wall Tom.