The TMI Files. One For The F*ck I'm Dumb Bucket!I discovered something really basic the other night.
I have stereo in my car.
I bought the car almost a year ago after Magilla totalled the car before it. Like something out of an advert for car insurance, I'd left her in the car (the Rust Bucket) while I unloaded the shopping. Usually she would get herself out of the car, but this time she didn't. It was an auto, and she knocked it into reverse. Unfortunately, the handbrake wasn't on hard enough, so the Rust Bucket rolled back down the driveway.
Luckily, there was a post from the carport that just happened to catch the open door. And ruin it. In a car that had lots of gizmos and flashing lights, a door unable to close is a terrible thing. The battery flattened in no time, and with the panel damage (to the door and the front rh panel), it wasn't worth repairing. Not a 20 year old car.
So farewell to the Rust Bucket, and hello to the Death Beast.
Back to the stereo and I....
The Death Beast is a dinky little hatchback, early 90s, black and runs quite ok. It has an old factory radio/cassette in it, and the music only ever came out of the front left speaker.
I have lived with that for almost a year when I had a brainwave a couple of nights back:
What if that knob there was for the speaker balance???
You can guess the rest.
I feel like a right nong!