Friday, October 23, 2009

A question and NOT FUN!

First the question...is it bad to have a handful of screws left over after you install a car stereo?

NOT FUN: when the car door closes on your ankle.

12 comments:

Sevesteen said...

It is fairly usual to have leftover parts.

I once locked my left hand in a car door, with my keys in my pocket.

Christina LMT said...

Okay, I'm relieved then.

And OUCH! for you poor hand! In my case, it was being parked on a fairly steep driveway, and the door closing on its own while my foot was outside.

Lokidude said...

I get worried if I DON'T have a mess of leftovers after an install, personally.

Buck said...

Yup... Sevesteen beat me to it. If everything works and fits well... e.g., no wiggling around or looseness... then you're OK.

Sorry about your ankle!

Christina LMT said...

You guys relieve my mind. Hey, and I know how to install a car stereo now, isn't that nifty?

Thanks, Buck. It's just a little bruised.

Sean said...

Yep leftover parts are pretty much a requirement in any job like that - as long as everything is solid I wouldn't sweat it.

Sorry about the owie...

Christina LMT said...

Thanks, Sean. Everything works, and everything is solidly anchored...win-win! Except for my ankle, of course.

SCI-FI said...

All of my projects have parts left over...

'Course, they never work when I'm done...

Are you icing the foot?

Christina LMT said...

Well, thankfully everything in my car is working, including the stereo! So you're not handy? LOL!

Nah, not icing the foot. It's not so bad, just gives me a twinge now and then.

Buckskins Rule said...

Okay, when I first read looked at this post, my mind saw "is it ok to have a few screws left over from your ankle?". This caused a flashback of the day the docs removed the screws from my right ankle. Which in turn caused memory of the pain, which is still vived 25 years later. Shudder...

Hope the ankle heals quickly.

Wai said...

They give you extra parts that work in all models of vehicles that that stereo will fit in. You only use the parts that will fit your vehicle.

Christina LMT said...

Buckskins Rule, I'm sorry you misread...I had ORIF on my left elbow almost 20 years ago, with pins and wires, etc. I STILL shudder when I remember how painful it was.

My ankle will be fine quickly, it's just a little bruised and tender.


Wai, I know. It just seemed odd that I had so many screws left over, screws that I'm certain had something to do with the dashboard, not the stereo itself.