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100 thoughts on “Ford focus: no headlights and the trunk won’t open – part ii”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Barber says:

    Mouse sucker 5000

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brent Owen says:

    In my opinion…I try to fasten electrical stuff like this with tape. I guess my idea is that I've seen zip ties rub their edges into things. Tape is kinda stretchy for wiggle room. All I'm saying is great repair, I would've taped the wire to something. Thanks!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark L says:

    I thought for an awful moment you were going to snip through your new repair wire when you went to trim off the zip ties. Then you repositioned the cutters and I was able to breathe again! Logical and effective as ever. Thank you

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Anderson says:

    Nice job assoon as I look at my 2000 bmw 740i I get pissy lol so you have more patience then I do by miles..it was 105 in Dallas today..fun in the sun

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William T. Musil says:

    Hiya Eric

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig Johnson says:

    Good job Eric, reminds me of a guy who thanked me for giving him a honest answer. where I worked there was a masarati sitting for years and the boss wanted this guy to fix it (electrical) it had a fire in the past repaired with butt connectors and telephone comm. wire (no color match) I couldn't not say anything and he was appreciative to not pull the rest of his hairs out. I know I have been that P.I.A. costumer before and try not to be lol.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TEAC Fan says:

    With how complicated cars are today, it's understandable there's going to be days that you wonder if you chose the right profession! Then people have to "pimp their rides" even more and usually that involves electrical things which require splicing, connecting and all other sorts of electrical mayhem (fancy interior LED lighting). I'll bet there are days that you wish someone driving a 1972 Chevrolet would pull in for some work, that would be a walk in the park on a summer 75 degree day!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Hltn says:

    An automotive instruction keeping his hands in the shop? I like the guy already! Should help turn out some good students.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dwayne0t says:

    Nothin u can say can tear me away 😚 🎶

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael O says:

    The Chevy Thunder Caprice PPV(Holden Caprice) were a Limousine over here 'back in the day' even all the Government Ministers & 'Prime mincer' got chauffeured around in them & to think they were just dumbed down & used as Cop Cars for you guys… Mine mostly just sits in the Shed & has done about 5000kms in the last 7 years!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars danny hubert says:

    Eric my friend your awesome person one amazing mechanic you take pride of what you do and you care about your customer
    My friend I know some days are ruff buddy but you got this maybe it's time for ice cream God bless and stay safe your friend Danny

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Dymond says:

    You need another sign off, because apparently only you can actually do it! If only the folks would come to you first…

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Repro77 says:

    I need to know what wire strippers those were! Were they OTC?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Teddy Mullins says:

    Zip ties are way of life

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul McGrogan says:

    i’ll never criticize you. great fix. thanks for this !

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Palmer says:

    If I knew where to send it, I’d give you a pair of flush cuts. Nothing more annoying than cutting your hands on zip ties..

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars V4VAUXHALL says:

    Eric could you give make and part number of your "hammerhead strippers" the link for products in current video does not appear to work.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars I. Wyrd says:

    It's all good.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth Freeman says:

    My buddy was out for a spin on his airhead the other day, drove by your Empire. I said he should have brought you ice cream. I can relate to pissypants days, or as my mom said once, me against the world.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Burns says:

    Great video Eric. Warts and all! Glad you tell it how it is and no sugar coating. Keep it up!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Potmesil says:

    I feel like you need a hug! Mrs.O.! Give him a hug!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Potmesil says:

    I don’t know how you fix the stuff you show us! I don’t know how you show us the stuff you fix! Just freaking awesome!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David A says:

    Thank you for keeping it real. That's what we love about this channel. No BS

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kyle Fowler says:

    If anyone is curious those "hammerhead" wire strippers are Snap On 7" Inline Wire Stripper/Cutter 10 AWG–20 AWG model PWCH7

    I'm really trying to talk myself out of buying them. They sure seem handy!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dp ky says:

    I want to know where to get wire strippers like those. Been looking many years for those.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Buell says:

    I feel your pain Eric. I always find the junk days roll in surges and you just need to go home and forget you're a mechanic. But once those bad days roll through and the world returns to normal your brain can also return to normal.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars One step at a time says:

    your the best dude!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cryptodon says:

    Excellent work dealing with the mess

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gerald guyette says:

    I knew you would not let us down Eric , you even got the money shot , stay cool….

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars woodturner mark says:

    Nice recovery and wrap up on a not so nice job !

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan's Random Rendevous' says:

    ALWAYS the last guy to get it and actually fix it. Fixed is fixed no matter how it looks Mr O

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Hartzell says:

    Guys like you are a rare find, actually solving the problem long after others give up . Guys like you also teach their kids a good work ethic and make people say “ those kids have parents who raised them right” . Keep the course and keep showing everyone that someone still cares.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Johnson says:

    Hey mister O hope your monitoring this off topic question ,I raised my chevy truck 2018 off ground to check if got bent rim (rear) put in drive and raised r p m now have abs light on is that do to front wheels not turning ? And now light wont go off on reset?please any input

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars watajob says:

    Look into mini splits for the shop area. Not that expensive to buy. You're MORE than capable of installing them. And, they're pretty cheap to run. Have one in my garage and I'd be dead, (probably literally. I'm 67.), w/o one. Does wonders for an attitude when your sweat has sweat.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars vincent lallo says:

    great job who handles bad days well. i seen guys start throwing tools. your going to mechanic heaven!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Messier says:

    That's what makes you an excellent mechanic even when somebody else messes it up you can fix it don't get frustrated and I know you do as I said that's what makes you an excellent mechanic that's why I like watching you and you show people that you are human thank you for all the good views keep up the good work excuse me excellent work and I'll be watching you in the future and please drink a lot of water have a nice day

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Busted Knuckle says:

    It's fixed… good job. nuff said

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Erin Sherman says:

    I’m the only tech at my shop even vaguely competent at electrical diagnostics and it’s all thanks to SMA. This week I repaired two rodent damaged transmission harnesses and everyone looked at me like I’m a genius. No way I’m telling someone to spend thousands on a trans job without checking the wires first.

    The heat has been taking a toll on my mood too. Hang in there!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars daniel ihnow says:

    i get it they what to blame you about when they think you did something that you did not

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Butchko says:

    Easier to crimp the butt connectors onto the repair wire first, then install it as an assembly. That way you have perfect easy access for half the crimps. Enjoy your videos.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Craig says:

    Nice job, but I always crimp the "repair wire" onto the connector first, why make it hard on yourself?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Caldwell says:

    I have similar issues when I get an after hours call for HVAC/R systems. You get there and they say yeah it went down this morning so we finally decided to call at dinner time when your favorite show starts, wtf. And it is always “grandma is there alone with the newborn twins”lol. Life sucks and then you get paid.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Malikowski says:

    Fantastic job. I would not have blamed you if you folded em.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ramon Munoz says:

    The best choices in life begins with never selling yourself short for anyone! Awesome video E 💪💯 you're the best mechanic period!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars danh nguyễn says:

    So was that a "Pissy pants Tuesday or a Pain in the butt Wednesday"? I've worked in shops on and off over the years and every now and then a vehicle would come in with an electrical problem and when you go to check it out you could tell that 92 or 3 sets of hands had been in there and at least one of them was Edward Scissorhands. And unless the problem had a big neon arrow pointing to it the boss or myself would be honest with the customer about the spaghetti junction turned on it's head issues and half of the time the vehicle would leave and the other half the customer would tell us to make it right. Ya got to feel bad for some folks though. They don't realize just what a hack job some shops or good ole buddies can do just to make a dollar and they end up paying way more than they should have in the first place.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars K4x4 Map says:

    because you're that guy!!