So during my Marine Day interior upgrades, I realized as I was finishing up that something was not working.
The left side red LED scuff plate I got many years ago from G-Corporation was no longer lighting up! So of course I was hoping for a loose wire somewhere...
As you can see in the photo, I dug into the rubber sealant portion to see if I could figure out what was broken. No luck. Nothing loose or broken that I could find. This meant I would have to contact G- Corporation, and see if they were willing to do a repair.
The day after I contacted them, they immediately responded and told me they could do so - all I had to do was to send the broken part in, they would give me an estimate, and if I agreed to the repair cost, they would quickly fix it and send it back once I wired them the money.
That seems like a normal response, but I sometimes forget that such customer service, while normal in Japan may not be elsewhere. So I decided to wait right before my recent trip to Okinawa, whereupon I removed the door scuff plate and then got it wrapped up the best I could.
Hopefully, the turnaround would be quick so no one would have ride in my car like this. And indeed it was - I was gone for 2 weeks but with work, the beach, a car show (maybe a future post?) and meeting up with Murray keeping me preoccupied, when I flew home I found this waiting for me.
|Had to test it before installing - works perfectly!|
I COULD splice it all in... but there is a certain elegance about being able to disconnect electrical parts... having to cut wires again if I ever had to remove the scuff plate again seems so barbarian.
Thus the hunt was on for a solution. I finally went to Amazon and found an electrical coupler kit, prepared to cut off the existing male connector and graft on two new matching connectors.
This meant I only had to work on one side. Trying to be neat, I cut off the excess wiring that came with the rebuilt scuff plate, to a manageable length.
Now, I am ready for a photo shoot, or taking a passenger for a ride. Will that be happening? Stay tuned... and thanks to G-Corporation for the quick turnaround!!!