Remember the good ol' days when fixing a car's electrical system meant changing a fuse?
A long time ago, I was riding my 1975, black Yamaha 650. Rolling around a corner at a hot speed, I hit a bump. All of a sudden, I had no lights. No headlight. No brakelight. It was a black night, and this was late at night. What to do???
I pulled over and checked my fuses, correction! I checked my one single fuse. One new fuse later, I was off again, safely rolling home. A mile from home, the same thing occurred. One bump, and I was the dark rider.
Rocket forward decades. Driving to vacation. After gassing up, all kinds of warning lights begin a blink-fest! These are modern electronics, not just electrics. These are sensors and computers and busses and and lions and tigers and... Computers? And that's when it hit me: this car wasn't fixable at Bubba Bob's Car repair. Oh no, it was up to me.
What was really broken on the car? Could I keep driving? Would I cause irreparable damage?
It was dark and getting darker. I was in for it now! Would I have as happy an ending as my ride on the Yamaha?
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