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Idiot of the Year - I'm in contention

markleigh

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So I parked my car at my local station today and all was fine.
Got back to it late afternoon, started it up and there was an immediate piercing bleeping noise.
I checked around the car. No warning lights on. Boot and doors shut. Killed the engine then restarted it.
Same thing... Too loud and annoying to drive with it bleeping so I called my dealer and spoke to a service guy - and let him hear the sound over the phone. The technicians had all gone but the service guy said get out the car, lock it and unlock it - then start it. Tried that... no change.
He said I could bring it in tomorrow am and hopefully someone could diagnose the fault.
Resigned to having to drive home with the incessant noise ringing in my ears I started the car again (still bleeping) and reversed out of my parking space. As I did this the beeping became less frequent... and less frequent... then it stopped.
Yes... the sound was my front parking sensors...
When I parked I was about a foot from a car in front of mine... as soon as I started the car the sensors activated and that was the noise I heard.
I called my dealer back and explained that I wouldn't need to come in.
The guy asked me why and I told him.
He laughed out loud...
 
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MrWolf

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Too funny

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

MrWolf

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Must have such a relief when you discovered what it really was though.

I'm sure you smiled all the way home
 

SteveS

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Lol, but the tone is that loud? Wow :lol:
 

Tacklebury

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Brilliant, well done for admitting it and brightening up our evening.
 

Kristian87

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Brilliant :lol: dont feel bad though, thats the kind of thing i do!

I was trying to take some photos the other evening - of the stars and was baffled why i couldnt manually focus on a star, obviously it was dark and focusing on anything was going to be difficult. After a frustrating 10 minutes or so of spinning the focusing wheel i took the lens cap off and all was well :)
 

lemers

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too funny
 

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