you know how in the movies and on tv, something stops working, anything, a car, a lamp, a tv etc, etc, and you tap it a couple times, maybe hit hard with your fist, maybe even take a hammer to it, and it gets it back working?
only in the movies right?
lmao. the other day, i noticed that the light that lights up my AC selector knob (the one for face, feet, both etc) had gone out. SOoooo, yesterday, while I was in Fayetteville, I hit up Flow Mazda to see what the cost of that little bulb would be. they told me 10 bucks.
So I laughed and went home. When i got home, I pulled out my headunit and then the ashtray panel. I took out all the screws and proceeded to pull the panel for the HVAC controls out. IT didn't want to come, so I manned up and yanked it. Heard a snap and realized I had broken a couple of clips and still couldn't get it out. LOL
so I gave up and put everything back where it went. luckily the the broken clips didn't affect the way it sat in the dash. Later that night when I got in the car to head to my gf's house, I noticed that now, the light of the HVAC control on the left was working! but the one on the right side was out now! WTF!!!! didn't really know what to do about it so I said oh well.
That brings us to tonight. I'm at my gf's house and we are about to leave and get some food. I turn on the lights and all the HVAC control lights are out. the whole panel is pitch black. I say WTF!!!! I get tired of it and hit it. BAM.... the two lights that originally work come back on with the one on the right not working now. Then I hit that one fairly hard and it comes on!!!! Now all my lights work!
Moral of this story...
hitting things to make them work is not a Hollywood trick. It works. Next time something in your car isn't working, hit it!