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    This will make you laugh - stuck in car trauma!!

    I've been having a intermittent problem with my Astras heater - the recirculation flap has a mind of its own.

    Anyway, last night it suddenly started working on the was home from work.

    So, I get home and think it only a 10 minute job to undo the 6 screws holding the glovebox in and have a look to see what going on.

    Its now 8.30pm and its lashing down.
    I get my torx bits out, remove the glovebox and inspect the flap - its right up under the windscreen on the passenger side. To see whether the flaps moving or not I need to stick my finger through a plastic grill.


    ...you guessed it!
    My finger gets stuck in the grill - aaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!


    Shit, I thought!
    No problem though, I'll cut the plastic with the knife on my multi-tool, er, in the glovebox in the back of the car, that I now can't reach - DOH!!!!!!

    So, I'm half hanging out of the car, on my knees, with my left ring finger stuck behind the dash!
    Luckily I left the car on the drive at the front of the house (I was going to to it in the garage), and proceeded to reach under the car in hope of finding stones to lob at the living room window in hope of attracting the wifes attention.

    After 10 minutes of trying I eventually hit the window - it was some distance away!
    She appears, spends some time finding a suitable rain coat and footwear, and comes out!!
    She gets me the knife and I manage to cut, via 3 layers of skin, through the plastic and free the now bloody, swollen finger.

    And the flaps still not working properly!!!

    What an idiot eh!!

    ... and this had taken me longer than usual to type due to afore mentioned poorly digit!
    ... indicators do not give you right of way!!!

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    Haha , good work mate.

    It was a good idea the wife was home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchester View Post
    Haha , good work mate.

    It was a good idea the wife was home!

    Al
    ... and a good job it was on the drive - otherwise it would have been 10/11 o'clock before she noticed I was missing!

    ... indicators do not give you right of way!!!

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    Follow jam On Twitter

    LMAO
    Its a jam thing

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    LMAO! Where would you be without the misses !!!
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    Never stick your digit in a flap without lubricant or checking moistness in advance < its the first and only thing that came to mind sorry lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by A5H SXI View Post
    LMAO! Where would you be without the misses !!!
    was gonna say down the pub, but fastra would be stuck in the car
    What is cross posting? Is it when you get angry and post it on a forum?

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    and where is the picture of the damaged "ahem" didget
    The coupe...ITS ALIVE & back from the dead....again!
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    lmfao class story



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