12-Volt Talk: Be the Master
My thumbnails hurt. I squeezed so hard to release the wiring harness from the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan that my thumbnails hurt six hours later—every time I depress the spacebar. Can TRW invent a connector that is inexpensive and easy to unplug when it is three feet away while working in the dark upside-down? My wrist looks like I put it in a cage with a pissed-off cat. And my neck is contorted to the left, maybe for the next week.
I love the industry, but I don't know how some technicians can do it day in and day out. On three or four different vehicles a day (some even more)! Moreover, you guys and gals do it with creativity. I might be able to get creative with the written word. But, fiberglass? Not so much. You get all of the credit and respect in the world from me.
I really respect the people who elevate the installing profession. It irks me when Internet yahoos bravely pronounce that 'Anyone can install a car stereo.' Put your money where your mouth is—go ahead and try it in a new 7-series. You have to be part electrical engineer and part fabricator extraordinaire. And you guys manage to get it done in a timely manner. That's why we really respect the installers, ahem technicians, who take the time to become MECP certified.