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Old 08-03-2001, 07:05 PM
christianpaul
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Exclamation C280 Surprise @ 105 Mph

CRUISING WONDERFULLY @ 105 MPH WHEN I SAW SOMETHING GO STREAKING PAST THE WINDSHIELD! THOUGHT SOMEONE HAD THROWN SOMETHING OUT OF A CAR OR A TRUCK HAD KICKED AN ITEM UP -

WELL, DISCOVERED THAT WHEN PREVIOUS OWNER HAD APPARENTLY NOT FIRMLY REPLACED FRONT LEFT TURN INDICATOR ASSEMBLY. I HANDWASH MY CAR AND HAD NOT NOTICED ANY LOOSE MOVEMENT. BOTTOM LINE, AT 100+MPH THE COMPLETE ASSEMBLY LEFT THE CAR! BARELY MISSED THE WINDSHIELD AND LANDED IN THE MEDIAN...

ALL I HAD REMAINING WAS THE PLUG FOR THE ASSEMBLY. FOUND AN ASSEMBLY AT THE NEAREST DEALER AND 10 MINUTES LATER HAD REPLACED AND BACK ON THE ROAD.

THE MORAL, CHECK THE ASSEMBLIES AND BE CERTAIN THEY ARE LOCKED IN PLACE. FRO THOSE THAT HAVEN'T REPLACED, THEY MERELY "SNAP" IN PLACE WITH A SPRING-LOADED LOCK.

DRIVING FOR 26 YEARS AND THIS WAS A FIRST FOR ME...
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