TechShop Magazine’s Eric Garbe is a stickler for vehicle lighting. “I think they should all work correctly all the time, especially the exterior lights, so I always check them with every vehicle service, he says. “During a recent inspection, I noted ‘“’high-mount brake light not working’”’ on the repair order of a late-model sedan and, based on the age of the car, assumed it just needed a bulb. Even though I’m cautious of assumptions, I was comfortable making this one and it turns out I was correct.
However making an accurate diagnosis and performing a completed repair are not necessarily the same level of difficulty.
In this commentary, first published in TechShop Magazine, Eric recounts his struggles to replace a simple light bulb. We can all relate.