So the rear tires on the car were bald. No worries, we’ll just replace them, and rotate the front tires to the back. But I’m not getting Z tires for the back – R will do just fine. hell, the ones I picke dout are rates to 150MPH, so it’s all good.
Turns out the mystery switch overrides a cooling fan control. In the middle position it runs normal, up it’s off, and down it’s always on. That’s where the service engine soon light came from – the switch was off, and I wasn’t cooling appropriately.
The window tint turns out to be an add-on, and so I expect I’ll just replace it with something classified as legal sometime later this winter.
And the motor is the bum part on the headlamp, which costs about 2/3 what the control module would cost me.
Without tires I should be under 375 for the whole deal, including the oil change and the front end alignment. With the tires it’ll be closer to 600. No worries.
I have to wonder – high performance tires, a switch to override a cooling sensor, and over-tinted windows. What could the prior owner have been doing with my baby?
Tomorrow night I get her back. Still have some more stuff to do to her later, but hell, it’ll be nice to have my car back….
…still gonna put a ghost-paint proper firebird on the hood. though. Ain’t a Trans Am without the hood art *grin*