I removed the nice LED one I had put in the old fridge freezer and pressed it into service here.
Tomorrow I'll shuffle the fridge into place.
EDIT: Happily the clubhouse should be a rocking tonight (again), Crushers 24-14 over Brothers, a very successful season.
Now the rear area is lit again when the tailgate is open, as well as the warning lamp on the dashboard working. I had played with the idea of an electronic solution but quiescent current is a no-no, also until I can find a Hyundai dealer who will accept orders on-line, buying genuine parts is quite awkward.
This is probably a modification that will not draw the ire of the law, we still have a few freedoms to personalise but nothing like free countries like the USA and 2nd and 3rd world countries, even old time communist countries would have way more freedom than we have, but our constitution doesn't really grant us any rights. Almost amusing in a sad way is for many years seeing what messes USA people can make of their vehicles and be road legal, if they were here then they would travel about 5 metres on one of our roads before being ordered off it, but many of those mods are very selfish, like removing mufflers in order to see how loud they can be (something also done here) and taking mudguards off old cars, perhaps to help their mate who's a windscreen fitter.
Happily though for us many things that can incur the wrath of the law are overlooked or at least advised to fix if you pass the roadside attitude test.
The bottles reside in the bathroom (a real one, not a quasi USA one) and sadly it scattered them, so now I've lost the order, but that's no big deal. A mopping and a hosing make for a fairly easy cleanup but the shock of losing a whole bottle has put me off drinking for a couple of days to compensate for the loss and waste.
Fridges are more efficient now and I'm not going to need anywhere near as big a fridge as this now.
The door seal should be replaced (though is not split right through), and I no longer use the water dispenser.
The rust on the door is rather cosmetically poor.
Looking around a bit indicates a new fridge could pay for itself by reduced power bills in 5 years.
I shall get fairly serious about shopping for a new unit, though in this part of the world choice is very limited.
I imagine many years ago some may have sold just so they could entertain by being plonked on a fencepost and shot at, but guns are a rare beast now and road signs at least must be pleased about that.
Grommets that I ordered a week ago arrived today, in my mind I sort of figured a fix, hopefully it'll all be good. They were blank grommets so I had to cut a hole for the mount to fit through, of course drilling rubber is a proper pain so I was finally able to make use of the wad punches I bought a decade ago and made a lovely hole. You can see the old damaged fitting here, the heat from the old style incandescents would have weakened the plastic though to be fair in these times cubby is due to be melted down, but since it's working pretty well it'll have to wait a while.
The opening for the lamp is 15 mm and the grommets have a 13.9 mm fitting diameter, about as close to perfect as it needs to be. I put the white dot on to indicate the position of the LED, later I found I could see it fine through the glass so it isn't needed.
Now the sad part is I have to wait till nightfall so I can see the result before doing the work of wiring them properly. I removed the trim after having the misfortune of dropping a grommet when I was testing for fit, after much groping I removed the trim to get better access but after a long fruitless search including a hectare of ground surrounding the crime scene I happened to find it had dropped into my shirt pocket. The typical million to one shot that will happen whenever it isn't desired.
I will have to do something about the rusty glass holder very soon though.
He claims to never having been rich, I find that easy to believe, a mortgage on this lovely house would ensure that.
24 solar panels on the roof, I suppose with the added cost of an inverter it's worth about $5,000, so I suppose the taxpayer coughed up $50,000+ for it and the contractor who did the job is still smiling.
These are the three main candidates with the hat in the middle being our famous and long term member.
Here's hoping tonight ends up a good night though it's off to a bad start with the Cowboys game clashing with the vote count, hopefully that'll be the only bleak part of the night.
Voting is compulsory here and naturally failure has a heavy penalty, I'm not sure if the Mikado is correct but he may be close, " I think boiling oil occurs in it, but I'm not sure. I know it's something humorous, but lingering, with either boiling oil or melted lead."
Though now that the country is broke a $60 fine might suffice.
Talking of bleak the weather for the last couple of days has been a bit horrid, I hope that isn't an omen.
P.S Happy birthday to Rhonda.
There would have to be massive discounts for me to buy things from the health food aisle, the ongoing promotion of trendy foods for many years has always left me cold, but then I couldn't really name any song released in the last 35 years either.