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The surprisingly low-quality switch that is connected to the hood latch sensor in my car has been failing intermittently. Today it was causing the car to go into alarm mode, honking the horn repeatedly. So I have MacGuyvered it by unplugging the pigtail connector from the switch and shorting the connectors with a paperclip and duct tape. Should hold until I get get the switch replaced at the shop next week.
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Save yourself a few bucks. There's nothing wrong with your car that a firmly-applied sledgehammer can't fix.
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Reads the manual...

"Sledgehammer should be applied with a minimum of 12 foot-lbs of force directly to the nut that holds the steering wheel."
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Pyrrho wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:55 am
The surprisingly low-quality switch that is connected to the hood latch sensor in my car has been failing intermittently. Today it was causing the car to go into alarm mode, honking the horn repeatedly. So I have MacGuyvered it by unplugging the pigtail connector from the switch and shorting the connectors with a paperclip and duct tape. Should hold until I get get the switch replaced at the shop next week.
Save yourself some money^2

Leave it jury-rigged, don't get it fixed. We got by just fine for 100+ years without a hood latch sensor.

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Nah, security first!

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I've improved the kludge by replacing the paperclip with a very thin bit of wire, allowing me to reattach the connector. Job done.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.