Just the Son&Heir and I home this weekend. Getting some honey-do's cleaned up...
Been to the autoparts store and two different hardware stores before lunch.
The sink disposal quit working earlier this week. Causes a bit of a crunch at the sink when it's not working -- worse than not having one at all since that side doesn't drain well w/out the unit running. It still turned freely by hand. Something told me to check on the wall switch before pulling it out.
Sho' nuff! The switch was shot. MUCH cheaper fix -- if a bit messy working in that old wall box.
Next up. The '97 Montero brake lights which died recently. Both sides. I figured the Son&Heir drives it so maybe we just hadn't noticed one light being out for a while before losing the light on the other side as well. Nope. No such luck.
Pulled bulb(s) and R&R'd on driver side. No joy. Got up under the dash and fiddled with the brake light switch. Yup. Intermittent switch operation.
$35 dollar part. /sigh
That's the bad news. The good news is a year ago my back wouldn't have allowed me to get under the dash so I would had to pay a mechanic to find/fix it.
This time we turned it into a training evolution for the Son&Heir.