This panicked Cheryl.
Auto Zone is next door. Go get the stuff to "make" the pigtail (It is called a "pigtail" by people in the know....not a "clip" or a "wire assembly" or "Electrical plug". Good to know!) I buy a soldering Iron, several clips and a spool of 16 gauge wire. I'm ready for plan...."B" or "C".... or what ever plan we are now on.
|I get to play with Solder and wires!|
|Not bad, if you ask me.|
Come to find out, Auto Zone can order the part and have it arrive Tomorrow! (That is Saturday by noon!) Awesome! Back to plan A! (I think...) We place the order and pre-purchase it. Cheryl plans on canceling the order from the "unknown" source online.
|Long lost Pigtail arrives....to upset my version|
I prepare to assemble the patched up "Gerry Rigged" pigtail with my new soldering iron and wires. I think it looks pretty good! And then!
|They match..but newer one is "tight" and "Snap!"|
UPS delivered the pigtail Cheryl originally purchased yesterday! No confirmation, No tracking, Only a warning that it would take 3-5 days. And here it is. Now we have potentially THREE of these things that were not supposed even to exist.
I jump into action and decide to fix the darn thing here and now. The new clip is a very tight fit. So tight I have trouble fitting it on. I grease it and apply steady pressure. "SNAP!" Use your imagination here. It is correct. They are meant to be a tight fit for a reason...but really? Cut me some slack, man.
|Great day for a fire!|
|Brush fires in Iowa!|
As with all "non-professional" jobs, there is a hint of reservation. We shall know more as we drive Subie longer and ultimately, when we have to refuel. I'm hoping that I somehow managed to fix the problem.
|Run by the city! Wouldn't Smokey be proud.|
|Parks Service adding fire to their Forestry management.|