This morning when I got into my vehicle to come to work I did all of my usual preparations. I turned on my seat warmer(I know, I’m a wuss), grabbed some parking change out of the console, and then buckled up and got ready for my 10 minute trip downtown. As I peaked into my rear view mirror I noticed that the inside light over my rear door was on. I had never seen that before. I don’t even know how to turn it on!
I shut off my vehicle so all of my interior lights would go out, and they did, except for the one over that darn rear door. Hey, what’s going on here? couldn’t figure it out.
I got outside my vehicle and went to the rear door and opened it and gave it a good slam. Maybe when I took Max to the dog park yesterday I didn’t close the door all the way. That didn’t help. The door was closed solid.
So, I got back into the drivers seat and started looking for a button I might have accidently pushed to turn the light on. Again, nothing. This was getting stupid. I’ve had this vehicle nearly 4 years and I’ve never even used this light. How could it just turn all by itself?
Oh well, I couldn’t hang out in the front of the house all morning, I had to get to work. I drove in to work with that darn light on, figuring I’d grab my manual when I got to the station and do some troubleshooting.
When I got to the station I thought I’d have a peek at the light itself, so I went to the back of my vehicle and opened the rear door again, and that’s where I found the problem. The light had a switch that had to be manually clicked over to turn the light on. Max must have knocked that when I he was jumping around in the back yesterday, and because it was daytime, I never even noticed the light was on!
Obviously the light eventually turned itself off after a while because my battery wasn’t drained when I started up my vehicle for work this morning.
Who says you can’t teach a 53 year-old dog knew tricks? Thanks to my 4 year-old dog, this old dog now knows how to turn on the rear light!
Thanks Max. Where were you when I needed you at 3 A.M.?