DavidNewell

Changed out headlight : now, no fuel delivery, no start

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I will spare you the whines relating to the difficulty  I experienced while  changing out a burned-out headlight (did both):

but henceforth, I will pay more attention to the words molded into the plastic stating (approx.) that a competent technician

should be retained to do the job...

Oh well, the 2001 LS430 is in my driveway, "immobilized" I suspect, as the fuel pump tests fine.

All the electrical appears to work fine, but given that no fuel is getting to the engine, that appearance is deceiving.

Fuses are good.

 

I do not have a tester: and would prefer to not have to have the  car towed to the mechanic to see if there is a fault code (I'm sure there is.)

I wrongly thought that I could save some money by changing a simple headlight,

but discovered that my 50-year-old wrenching skills are somewhat obsolete. 

 

So,  is there a likely issue which has arisen which commonly occurs

when nimrods get cocky and brazenly think they can change a GD headlight???   

Or do I bite the bullet and call a tow company??

☹️ So far, my projection is that it's unlikely that I will have saved money, looking back on it.  

I'm still getting older, but the "wiser" part is coming slower, it does appear...

David

 

 

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