I don’t have a lot of mechanical ability, but I have owned cars and done minor repairs for a long time. I think I know what I can do and what I can’t. When my wife said the 2008 Toyota Matrix “might” have a bad headlight I was able to immediately confirm, that yes, the right side - low beam- light did not work. I looked in that oft- overlooked glove box space-eater called the Owners Manual, got the bulb number and saw that it looked real easy. I know some cars now make headlight replacement a body shop experience but this is not one of them. Before I left for a local parts shop I went to pull the old bulb- I guess just to confirm what shade it was, now that bulbs come in several different prices for the same size. Naturally, it lit up. I put it back in the holder,tested it a few times, went inside, opened a beer and said its fixed. She was amazed at how quickly I bought and installed a new bulb. I did fess up that it must have been a loose connection, and of course tomorrow it may fail (which will make me look not-so impressive. But for today I’ll take the credit, and savings.
Anybody else got dumb luck auto repair stories?