Finally Some Sun
The clouds parted and the sun finally poked through. Temp right around 40 degrees, it’s a welcome sign. However, we have no water. Apparently, the city is fighting a few water main breaks, so it’s hard telling when it’ll be back on. So what to do while you’re waiting for the Daytona 500 to start? Work on the Beetle! Would love to get her out of the garage for a nice long bath, she’s still filthy from last weeks trip from Lexington in a snow storm. But no water and the wind still has a bite to it, maybe next week. I did notice that the bright light relay wasn’t working when I bought the car, the steering wheel was dirty and the horn only worked when one side of the horn lever was pushed. Lets start there. While nosing around, I found the original bill of sale. Seems I was wrong about the color, it is in deed zenith blue, not diamond blue. She was $2108 brand new. Wow! Disassembled the steering wheel assembly, cleaned it in the snow because we have no water. Polished the horn lever, cleaned the contacts for the bright light switch, now everything works! I’ll probably have to replace the turn signal switch. It’s original and very clean, but the plastic has deteriorated. Since the plastic pieces are riveted in, I’m guessing that they can’t be replaced without replacing the whole unit. But for now, the horn works properly, turn signals work and the bright light switch works….that’s a good start..
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