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Well the title pretty much sums this video up to a tee. I have not been on YT much lately because the shop has just been getting slammed and it has not allowed me to make the time to make videos.
As it is the shop is what pays the bills and not the camera time haha. I appreciate all the swag you guys send in the mail to the shop, all the financial support we get from the donate button and the all around goodness from all of our viewers!!! Truth be told too I am an avid bow hunter too and weeelllll that has been occupying a tad bit of my time too lol. Thanks again for watching!
Feel like sending some swag to SMA but don't know where to send it?
Just ship it here:
South Main Auto Repair
47 S. Main St
PO Box 471
Avoca, NY 14809
Wanna see more aftermarket garbage getting ripped out and causing trouble?
Look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51QpRJW_580
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50 thoughts on “Eric o. where have you been and tell us again why you hate aftermarket stuff!?”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J B says:

    There has to be something aftermarket that's good?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D says:

    Lol i can totally understand why he thinks aftermarket stuff is shit, and I agree, but here in Canada when its -35 or colder for a month or better, i like not having to sit in an insanely cold car at 5am 🤣🤣

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars STEPHEN Rivet says:

    Salty V …lmao ..I hate people that do hack work ..where's the freakin pride .

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sadie Scott says:

    Like your content you ever work on a 2003 Honda Acura mdx

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G says:

    The worst part of aftermarket stuff is a lot of people put it on not knowing what they're doing with good intentions, it's not like they did it maliciously

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Reynolds says:

    I deal with so many aftermarket installs that effect can communication and other electrical issues almost every week. you are a good man sir

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Wilson says:

    Looks like I'm coming to your channel a couple years late but I really enjoy the way you describe everything and the way you demonstrate and show it I've been a mechanic for probably 60 years in the process of going blind and learning a new trade I have no idea what it's gonna be but I learned a lot from you thank you so much for your effort

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Omg foil tape and a aftermarket kit for the heater box what shotty work wow just not cool do people not take pride in there work no more Dang Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justin watch says:

    I install aftermarket products and I do a professional job. This video really hurt my feelings. You go stand in the corner you communist.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NurseRobert says:

    Yeah, stand in the corner? I put an aftermarket tray in the middle console of my 2016 GMC Canyon… Did I do the wrong thing???

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Orlen Chipman says:

    Love your honesty. Usually gets me in trouble. But maybe because i'm little to vocal with it. But that's me. Love watching you and learning. Thank you.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dale Radder says:

    That's cool Eric viewer's sending stuff to you. Enjoy your day.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul ellis says:

    my 58 dodge has no after market i am on my way to NY best mechanic

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul ellis says:

    i am working on my 97 ford 150 i have filled the bucket up

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Garcia says:

    Love your channel

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 8 characters or more says:

    I know this is an old video, but watching it today prompted me to action. I have a 2005 Honda Pilot, 217K miles. A previous owner had some sort of aftermarket auto start/alarm system, keyless entry system installed. The control module was gone when I purchased, but the wiring harness was still there, crammed under the dash.
    Today I went and removed almost all of that garbage. There is still a large relay patched into the main starter/ignition wire. I didn't have the proper supplies to do a proper repair, so I'll have to do it later. I used your e-tape-on-a-socket trick to re-wrap some of the wiring harnesses that had been cut open, and cover over the wires that had quick tap bites taken out of them.
    When I finished, everything still worked! After repairing the main ignition wire, I also need to replace the battery terminals, as I noticed the positive is lose even when cranked all the way down.
    Thanks for giving me the confidence to tackle these jobs…before they leave me stranded. I dont have the money to pay a shop to do some of these things, especially if they charge by the hour and aren't confident in electrical systems themselves.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Sapp says:

    We always charged extra for aftermarket hackery

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Sapp says:

    Lose the remote start

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alaskan Wolf says:

    i know i'm not great at soldering thats why i had a professional shop do my Viper Autostart system. It's clean and nice looking and they did a great job.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean Frank says:

    I'd be plenty pissed if you removed my remote start from my vehicle and didn't put it back afterwards in proper working condition. You sure do appreciate those things when its minus 30 outside and you need to get to work. Unless….of course….it was the entire reason for the problem to begin with.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billie Woodall says:

    I do want to see that I really enjoy your show and you're probably one of the last of the honest mechanic there is

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billie Woodall says:

    That's one thing I hate to hear Universal

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billie Woodall says:

    How do you feel about JB Weld

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Partridge says:

    No trolls because you’re a good guy keep up the great work Erick

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim The Mechanic says:

    You cracked me up!!! That after market crap destroys everything it touches. Removing it exposes the incompetents' that installed it and the only ones that suffer are the vehicle owners and the poor slobs that remove it! It's never a good money job and patching all the wiring back together is painful. I've been in business 50 years this past July, turning wrench's every day and I couldn't understand why I enjoy watching you work until now! Like minds!! I'm sure you already know this, we don't do this because we love it, we do it because we love helping people and the gratification that comes from the smile on the faces of our long time customers or the hug from a grateful one. The sadness that comes from one of our long time friends thanking us for our hard work and honest service and then informing us that their moving because their job was terminated due to this terrible disease! The joy when you hear they hope they find some as skilled and trustworthy as us in some other part of the country. That my friend is how you know your doing it right. An unspoken job well done. So when the work load gets over whelming and every phone call makes you cringe. Remember you will always, somehow find a way to make it happen and your cliental, the good ones, appreciate it. I can see you're a great father and husband and you treat your people well. A recipe for success! Hunting season is just around the corner! Enjoy!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Newman says:

    Didn’t show what you where so upset about with heater box What did they actually put in there ? Show us so we know.
    Thanks. You have a wonderful show can’t really miss a day. I am almost ready to bring my 2001 forerunner up and have you look and repair it. It “wanders “ no one seems to know what to do to fix. Life out of dc area but a trip to NY might be necessary in love this car (tank) but it needs some tlc

    Regards

    Bill

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hillbilly garage CS says:

    Does a CB count for after market stuff I'm a deer hunter got to have it

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ridley says:

    I think the problem is partially that aftermarket stuff is mostly installed by inexperienced people and they are not given enough time to either learn how to do it right, or to do it right if they know how. They get X time to put it in and that's it. Leads to rush jobs, crap just zip tied anywhere and wires not trimmed properly and routed properly just crammed in a corner and held with a zip tie.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joshua Lee says:

    I'm listening to this while installing my aftermarket remote start. Installed the right way.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J P says:

    Just wanted to let you know my opinion about you and your "expert thoughts". First off, aftermarket parts are just fine, your problem is with whoever installed them, but you blame the part… what an asshat! Second, you denegrade remanufactured parts, even though a large majority of compressors in the commercial refrigeration industry are REMANUFACTURED! Then you claim that a reman compressor in an automobile will destroy the whole system, you don't know AC or refrigeration! I also noticed you never replace the drier on systems you open, even when you replaced a bad compressor, or you didn't think it warranted mention, even though a good drier will help the system run longer and more efficiently! It is mandatory to replace the drier! Last was your extremely long troubleshooting of some Chevy that came in with electrical issues, the customer told you he replaced the fuse box, so the FIRST thing you should check is the fuse box! I have been doing service and repair in a MUCH more difficult industry than yours for 33 years and am amazed that in nearly perfect work conditions you still take forever to find the problems! Customers and other mechanics or technicians aren't your problem, nor are parts, it is your attitude that you believe you are so much better! BTW, I did enjoy watching at one time, but when hunting season comes before customer service, you might have a problem… No longer a fan, in any way!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Robbins says:

    I feel like you about aftermarket stuff. All this electronic stuff on modern vehicles makes it bad when they draw power from the wrong source or just tuck 10 ft of wire under the dash. Back in my day (70’s) it was easy to install a CB radio or a 8 track tape deck…. I installed an expensive programmer on my current Jeep to correct spedo for larger tire sizes and half the time it doesnt work…. By the way, I have the same Jeep cap….

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Schutter says:

    Coors light womens beer lmao

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rell T says:

    Hm, not sure why this 5 year old video was in my recommended. I'll say this though, there are no issues with most aftermarket alarms/remote starters (of quality brand). Problems arise 99.9% of the time due to the shitty installers period, the ones that use T-taps everywhere, twist wires together and just tape it with no solder or no crimping. Reason you never seen any installed correctly and properly functioning is probably because well….everything was working and properly functioning so there was no need for a head poke under the dash to see what a good install looks like. A good install you'd be pressed to even tell one is even installed because it would be loomed, or tape was used to blend in with whatever the factory uses. If you're reading this and want an aftermarket alarm/remote starter installed then stay away from Bestbuy or any franchised stereo location. Go to a smaller shop and ask them to produce photos of their work first, as them how they do their wire connections and if they say anything other than solder run. These days for most newer cars there are T-Harnesses available to pretty much make the install plug and play.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NoMore BSplease says:

    I was really expecting more than "I'm too lazy to take it out and put it back in" Literally "It's in the way" is it? How's that different than ANY OTHER REPAIR?!?!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Graham says:

    What irritates me most is cut stereo harness wires when harness kits are available for just about every vehicle for about $10.