I finally got around to taking the LR3 in to get the windshield and overhead panoramic glass replaced. Dropped it off at Cook's Collision on 11/17...got it back today, 12/7.
It took so long because apparently they had ordered the wrong parts once and broke some trim once, but that's not the complaint
When I picked it up, I found all sorts of fun things.
The ham radio was on for some reason (?) but the antenna was laying in the back seat. I'm sure they removed the antenna for easier access when installing the windshield, but why not put it back on? Simple oversight I guess? It just screws on, only takes a minute. The scary part is why did they have my radio on, and did they try to key it up w/o the antenna on? That's how you blow out the finals on a radio.
I see my mag mount cell antenna isn't where I had mounted it when I dropped it off, and the cable to it is half-ass zip tied in a different routing that I had. Fine. I'll fix that when I get home. It's just some zip ties.
I also noticed the 12v meter I have at the cargo compartment wasn't working. It's powered by an auxiliary fuse block I have installed in the little pocket on the driver's side back there, where the seat belt retractor lives. Fuse was good and after popping the trim off I found the meter was still connected, so maybe it coincidentally died while they were working around it. Hmmmm....
My tablet mount, which is a windshield suction cup style augmented by a couple self adhesive zip tie mounts stuck to the dash is laying in the passenger seat. This wouldn't be so annoying, but instead of just cutting the zip ties to release it they yanked the self adhesive mounts off the dash leaving adhesive residue behind and destroying them. Again, not really a big deal as they're very cheap things but why would you rip them off the dash instead of just cutting the zip ties? And why wouldn't you put them back? I actually had extra mounting tabs in the truck and I've already fixed this.
When I get in the truck to leave, the seat belt shoulder height adjuster is all the way down and won't lock in place, plus the seat belt won't retract. This one is where I finally make them actually fix it - this could be a legitimate safety issue. They took the truck back to the shop and brought it back out in maybe 20 minutes with the seat belt working correctly.
The truck was also on the reserve fuel light when I picked it up. They did offer to put fuel in it but I just wanted to leave. I figured I must have dropped it off low on fuel or something. Checking the mileage in/mileage out though, I see they put 271 miles on it. I know they took it to a specialist glass shop for the actual glass work, but wtf???
On the drive home, I start hearing assorted small rattles from the roof rack. Once home I realize they had cut several of the zip ties that hold my decking in place on the rack, letting it rattle around.
Once home I started by re-routing and securing the cell antenna, then I re-secured the rack decking. I also re-installed my tablet mount. Then I decided to see what was up with my rear volt meter. I double check the fuse at the rear mounted fuse block - it's good. Then I double check the power to the block itself and get a fat zero - ??? OK, then I head up to the engine bay where another fuse supplies the 6 gauge power wire that goes to that rear fuse block and find it's blown. I try another and it blows as soon as I put it in.
This means that big 'ol 6 ga wire is shorted somewhere between the battery and the rear fuse block. I start checking and find this:
That's my power wire where it's been pinched near the rear seat. Looks like they got a little sloppy when putting the trim back on. Luckily I had properly fused it or a wire that size would likely have burnt the truck to the ground.