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My Honda Headlamp Experience

A few days ago while driving my wife’s Honda CRV I noticed a dash warning light “DRL”. After looking in the manual to see what that meant (daytime running lamps) I realized her driver’s side headlamp was burned out. I searched on YouTube for nearly an hour on how to make the so called simple replacement.

Wanting to exhibit my resourcefulness I was determined to do the repair myself. I purchased the bulbs for a mere 26.99 and jumped headlong into the exchange. I wanted to change both lights at the same time so I started with the passenger’s side and 3 minutes later was gloating in my accomplishment. Now the driver’s side was a bit more difficult. The opening was narrower and a lot more difficult to reach.

After several near successes the bulb became wedged inside the housing and was dangling inside the lens visible from the outside but not possible for me to reach.

At this point I realized I was in over my head. After a sleepless night trying to imagine to expensive repair I was facing I took it to my local trusted auto mechanic. After one look he said, “yeah it’s wedged but with the right tools and a little patience I think I can get it fixed.” Less than 5 minutes later I was driving away with a properly installed headlamp and it only cost me 5.00.

So what does this true story have to do with retouching?

1. I spent a lot of time trying to determine how to make the repair.

2. I spent a lot of time trying to actually do the repair.

3. I spent a lot of time worrying about the high cost of repairing my botched repair.

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Do you have a similar story to share about how outsourcing a repair saved you time and money?

Gary Poole