I haven’t written on this blog in a long time, but today while sitting in my car I was inspired. As of Feb 2016 I have owned a used car that was handed to me by my boyfriend. It is a 2003 Acura 3.2 TL. (Two years ago if I would’ve heard that name I would have no idea what to imagine.)
This car and I have a love-hate relationship. So many times I am so happy that I have a car because I no longer rely as much on public transportation. But just as many times I have been put in somewhat stressful situations because of my vehicle. These situations may not seem so stressful to everyone but for someone who knows very little about car maintenance and repairs, it could really overwhelm you.
I will catch you up on my most recent car dilemma. The other day I went to get in my car to go out and realized the battery was dead. I got a boost from a friend and after being elated that my car worked, I got in and drove off. Then I went to turn on the radio (because my car is old and doesn’t have AUX connection without taking the whole inner panel apart) and noticed it wasn’t working. It read an error message.
So the lesson here is, if your car battery dies, your radio stops working. At first I thought I could deal without a radio and get it fixed at a later date. But you try driving for a few days without music, it drives you crazy! Now the awesome part was I used handy dandy Google and YouTube to figure out how to fix it. I had to press the 1 and 6 buttons on the radio at the same time and turn the vehicle on. The screen then gave me a serial number. With that serial number I googled a website that would give me a car code. I attempted entering the code many times and I must’ve done it wrong because the radio locked. It no longer allowed me to enter a code. I waited two days and tried again, and booyah! The damn thing worked. I entered the code and heard the best beep ever.
So as I sat in my car, feeling good because I figured out how to fix something myself and (and it worked!) I felt like I just had to share this somewhere. I am a girl who knows nothing, and I am looking forward to learning more.