What It’s Like To Be An Automotive Technician Episode 3 ~ Side Air Bag Installation

What It’s Like To Be An Automotive Technician Episode 3 ~ Side Air Bag Installation


morning guys it’s uh Monday morning hope everyone had a good Father’s Day I know I did spent the day with the family my dad my kids what about to eat I had a really good weekend but um a really short weekend because I’m only off on I was only off on Sunday here at Lexus they had me like on this rotation at the Monday to Friday and then the next week is Monday through Saturday so this was my Sunday off weekend and this coming weekend I’m gonna be off Saturday and Sunday so I have a little more time to mess around maybe make a make a Honda video so I looked at my arroz and I’m gonna grab the oldest word I have in there from the 13th I’ve had this since last week it’s kind of so here they just like keep stacking on arroz I just give you our Oh snow today but you just gotta organize them and just knock out the oldest ones first I guess that’s pretty cool because at Carmack’s you for the most part you can only have two cars that are out sheet at a time but here it’s like I’ve got like ten cars that I’m working on and I have to just you know prioritize and do the onus first and then you know of course stop what I’m doing to jump on the air the cars are trying to sell it shouldn’t get out as soon as possible so right now between to grab this 2016 Acura MDX it’s a used car oil change and stay inspection 24,000 miles so hopefully it’s sucking me the crazy just a simple state change almost eight and change is that what I said if it’s not a Lexus we got to order everything you know they have everything for luxe as it shouldn’t stock here but a tanker Acura MDX they got to get the filter from they usually just get the shift from autozone obviously but I wouldn’t have to order it and then it turns out the airbag for this Rs 250 came in this one that uh the sales guy had wanted Saturday or Friday however I can’t keep up but this ro has been open since the 10th and it is they are trying to sell it so this one takes priority over the mbx I was about to do somebody go ahead and pull this one in and I got to replace the air bag in the side of the seat here says SRS side air bag so there was a code and a set a open circuit in the side squib air bag and if you see side squib that’s that’s Toyota of Lexus lingo for the side seat airbags so I need to go in here and I’m gonna replace in the entire airbag here I gotta like peel the leather and take the seat apart and then after I do that I’ve also got to make sure the connections are shit are good from the wires they’re going to the plug and because I did say the most likely is the airbag itself but there could be a chance of like the wires and a we just have to see it or the connector some shit like that so I’m go ahead and get on this and start ripping the seat out just a little update on whatever working on so I’m trying to get to the side airbag cover I pop off let’s look over the back of the seats so the airbag I’m trying to get to you is right here like tucked under the foam this is the wire fort it’s yellow loom here of course man thank you so one of my buddies just rolled up with the chicken biscuit delivery and I was pretty unexpected but uh pretty awesome and thank you for that if you’re watching this okay so I was in the middle of doing this air bag I’m just gonna kind of let you know anytime you see like yellow loom or yellow plugs connectors things like that this move for the air bag system or SRS what is that how much there’s a safety restraint system or might be supplemental restraint system we see that a SRS everywhere it was tagged your SRS okay so I mean this doesn’t really I should I’m not gonna get in too much detail because this is just like a vlog but maybe other side CD air bags are similar there’s like there’s two nuts on the back side of the air bag the first thing I did is I got the new one to see how it’s mounted and it’s just these two studs here this long wire harness which is good because the code is for an open circuit so if the damaged circuit was anywhere in the wire from the plug all the way to the air bag I’m having I’m getting a whole new new harness as far as the plug to the air bag you know but of course there’s from the air bag to the you know SRS module where the hell that goes but the problem according to this Lexus software that we have most likely it’s gonna be in the air bag itself so that’s enough bullshitting when we try and snake it out of there okay that’s pretty easy this is the faulty airbag if I cap off this later and that’d be cool if I could pop this I’m gonna save this I should probably use to you after this and of course if you’re ever messing with the airbag or SRS system disconnect the battery because any little charge or voltage or any little thing sent through the circuit here might possibly deploy the airbag so just better safe than sorry disconnect the the battery completely some people say the negative or positive I just want to hand in both and just let it sit for a minute so the system is completely discharged okay so I’ve got the side screw up airbag replaced rule guy in here and the owners working on so before I would have a history and a current or like hard fault code if some people call it so right now I only have the history which is a good sign so what I’m gonna do is clear the history code and go for a drive and just make sure it stays off because like I was saying it’s not 100% the issue was in the airbag and the harness go into the airbag it could be from the plug it’s through the module no fault codes detected good sign so obviously go for quick drive and basically before it would come on right away like it came on before I even left the parking lot so I’m about to find out right now if it’s officially fixed or not that’s just the the the seatbelt light that’s not the airbag light all right well the airbag light never did come back on so this is a confirmed fix for this rx 350 the side airbag replacement with the new attached harness repaired the open circuit problem arose happened so Saturday if you watched my video I grabbed this brand new rx 350 had 0 miles and I had to take off all the plastic and go through and make sure everything was ok before we put it on the front but um you know I got interrupted with like three other cars that’s a part of a being a tech is juggling a whole lot of cars like I probably have at least ten cars that I’m you know responsible for I know so I had to put this on the back burner because it’s not really a priority because the ones that they’re trying to sell right now those go first and then after that it’s ego by the oldest received you know I’ve got like a psycho or owes and I got a new the oldest ones first so now I can finally finish off this rx350 and all I had to do how to do a state inspection I gotta like preset the radio stations like this stupid little shit we gotta into new cars but it didn’t pass the state because it has three not readies yeah I don’t know if you can say that but let’s see it’s got a fuel system catalyst and LSU sensor three not Reddy’s and it needs and can only pass with one not ready if it has more than one not ready it will not pass so I’m just gonna do a quick a couple laps will attention ever out I’ve got my scanner here I can go to the I am readiness monitors and it’ll tell me see check-in to let us off it’ll say okay na na na okay incomplete and complete and incomplete it tells me it’ll tell me whatever they flip over so when I get down to one incomplete I can go and do the same session again and just car officially be done I’ve been on a flight to names already so I’m gonna do a little bit of venting again I’m sorry this is annoying but I kind of feel like it’s good for people that think about becoming a tech or they think it’s all just mechanic work or like hands-on shit they don’t they don’t necessarily know like all the paperwork and I kind of like politics and people you got to deal with sometimes so and imagine walking up with me right now well I literally just cleared up the situation by uh luckily the the marriage right I got a deal with to get these tickets approved he just walked up on me oh hey man you know this was going on with my ticket fuck do I do but this is the situation I was in it was the oh seven rx350 I wrote it up for two things I needed a side seat airbag and once higher the airbag was here first thing in the morning so I’d knocked that out and they said the tire would be in at around 11:30 so like fuck it I’ll take lunch about some I get back tire I’ll be here I’ll knock it out done you know no big deal as soon as I leave from lunch I’ve got the shop foreman calling me I’ve got the service manager calling me and I’ve got the fucking cells guy calling me asking me if the car is done like I did the fucking airbag that part is done I still gotta do a tire the tire wasn’t even here you know but I left for lunch you know I’m gonna do it when I get back from lunch or whatever and I get back in the car’s gone I had souls in the fucking car but luckily they took them out left in my toolbox you know they just fucking took the car in the middle of of the job basically so parts are saying once they bill a tire to an RO that’s it they can’t return it they’re not taking because they make money off of this this goes towards their quota of like their money flow you know it’s whenever we build build orders and order parts it’s good for the parts department it shows as like an income I don’t really fully understand the way this fucking system works yet but um like yeah we sold the tire the tires here we’re not gonna return it basically and the sales man is arguing and saying that he wants to sell it as is right now cuz he wants the Commission now he doesn’t wanna lose the sale cuz you know if we did if he tells the customer you gotta wait honestly I’ll probably the fucking tire in like 15 minutes I guess he’s afraid of losing the sale so he’s trying to sell it right now the way it is with what fucked up tyre but basically when the seller had just walked out or this smells managing I’m sorry the sells manager walked up on a total situation he’s like no we’re gonna do the tire you know it’s here it’s paid for we’re gonna do it if not it was like a tutor though towards it all the tyre yeah I don’t know just a stupid stupid shit basically it comes down to everyone trying to put themselves first you know the salesman doesn’t want to lose out on the fucking Commission the parks department is going to lose out on the sale of the part and me I don’t want to lose the fucking little 0.5 that I had to convince the manager to give me to change the tire you know I got to convince them that these cars needs that they need to need the repairs that I try and sell them on you know like basically yeah the salesman is fucking me over and fucking the parts department over but that’s that’s enough that’s enough ready and we might not even come to follow what’s happening it’s just kind of kind of like politics I guess stupid shit but back to work you finally brought back the car so I’ll give you the one tire this would be the the one tire challenge I would see how fast I can change once our [Music] [Music] so I’m doing one of the text of favor let him use my BAE because he’s gonna do it like a will swap so he’s gonna lift both of the cars up off the air and swap over the wheels and tires yeah that’s all good no problem I just went in a test drove this car did a state inspection and I think what I’m gonna do now is I’m I’m gonna go drive by the shop the building I’ve been talking about it you know they’re saying it’s gonna have AC and you know brand new everything whole new facility so I’m gonna go drive by and see if I can you like a close look let’s see the progress being made let’s suck some it broke down down here you place the brake down really to get a breakdown why not break down at them fucking you oh shit alright so I’m kind of coming up on the shop here so this is supposed to be the the parts department everything with the blue shit on there and that big building that’s the parts department on the other side of that is where it’s gonna be the shop I’m gonna have to drive around all the way back around the property coming on the back side and then come come back on the right just show you the shop side alright so I’m driving up alongside the building this is what’s on the other side of the building with the blue shit on the sides so the back they’ve already started converting that into a body shop but the front section here this is what’s gonna be for the text all this here and it’s hard to see past all this fencing but yeah so this may be the new shop it’s supposedly it’s gonna be AC I regard kind of C in there yeah it’s hard it’s a good it’s a good space it’s pretty big in there um and I turn it to but yes so supposedly that’s gonna be our new shop who AC and so they said but they’re also going to keep the front shop so that kind of makes you wonder like what if they’re gonna split up the use text in the new car Tex and he’s gonna stay and who’s gonna go kind of like that and me being the new guy I feel like I’m gonna get shafted I probably have to stick it in the original shop but there’s no AC but I’m just I don’t know I’m just kind of thinking on my ass right now I don’t know what’s gonna happen that’s that’s the main shop right there so they’re gonna have two full-size shops that’s the plan here that’d be it would make sense to have like a one used car in the one new car I don’t know how far if they plan on expanding the use dealership that much because right now it’s only like a three guy operation as far as the text so yeah so I’m still waiting on my my BAE but at the meantime I’m gonna swap out this broken door handle this for fusion yeah I got the new one here I’m still waiting on the actuator but for now I got the door stuck on cold so at least I got some a/c just got this one mode right here should be pretty easy now I’m gonna have to undo the cable from here I do this with one hand yes I can get out bitch well this thing is super broken what the hell Wow okay yes things like totally just fucked up to do stuff that in the first this pays one hour and I am basically done just got to pop the door paddle back all right [Music] oh good to go so I was just about to make you know like a little update like having an uneventful second half of the day you know just running through cars trying to get some hours and then they picked this car out of my stack of Reaper orders and it’s a no six Mazda 3 with a hundred and thirty-eight thousand miles and I walked by this car because I could have sworn it was like an employee car so I don’t know I just I can’t believe how fucking rough this car is but I drove a 10 feet right I just I grabbed it from the parking spot I was in and like as soon as it hit second gear it like fucking it like rocked me like my fucking teeth clinched oh my god fucking bad but I’m gonna do a quick walk around the outside and just a quick I’m gonna show you the inside I’m just like I couldn’t believe this shit that we’re trying to have me fix Jesus Christ fucking screw through the bumper quarter panels pretty smashed looks like it’s been painted fucking fort arms ruff but I get in right it’s like super fucking hot so I try and roll the window down [Music] [Applause] like shut the fuck up and that happens like alrighty that’s a really good sign there’s gonna be a clean car at least Laci does work and I wouldn’t put in a drive and when I took off my god but anyways I drove it I’d even take it out of the lot and I backed it right up and I went inside to the sales manager I was like man I had this I just drove this car like freakin you know 10 15 feet slammed the second gear it’s a you know piece of shit it was like please just send this to the hook shit basically and he did it so that’s fuckin awesome sometimes they want to just have you go through the car anyway just in case you know that comes out cheap enough to make a profit on but right away he was like you know fuck that just lets end it to auction don’t even worry about it so that’s that’s pretty cool so I get the one hour to check it out I’m not gonna I don’t get paid for the state inspection obviously but it’s all good it took me about 10 minutes to realize actually like fucking 10 seconds to realize the car is it worthy the sale on the front lot [Music] [Music] so this Honda was worried about is actually an SI 2006’s I basically 160,000 miles and it’s piece of shit I’ve noticed that all the paint on these cars always fades like of a hood roof and trunk quarter panels like the clear coat always fuckin fades and peels off really bad interiors are usually pretty shitty all these cars they fall apart notice this fucking shifters shifter bezel doesn’t want to clip in fuck come on man everything’s like fucking barely barely lit all together ah damn that’s super stiff clutch like stiffen up so I wouldn’t want to draw this shit every day kind of reminds me of how the my stage 5 for puck that I have super fucking stiff and only engages like in a sweet spot it is a chatter though that’s good just engages fuck okay here’s my cue aha readjust it ah I start the fuck out of this car okay here we go furro furro [Music] and the tribution smells like shit when i’ll that let off the gas oh my god what’s that sound it could be like axle bearings maybe input shaft bearing it seems like it’s louder on the left side of the car yeah that sounds terrible so I feel like some people are gonna kind of freak out or talk shit or whatever that drove this car kind of hard but um I’m like 99% sure that this car’s just gonna go to auction it’s I don’t think it’s in the condition for us to try to fix and sell the front lot and even if you were to fix it up and sell it you kind of have to like look at the kind of car that you’re looking over and inspecting and you know this is an SI it’s it’s you know I’m supposed to be a you know sport car and the thing is I kind of it’s good to kind of drive it the way you would anticipate the customer driving the car so you know customer would probably have this car like like a dumbass you know had red lines at eight grand so it’s I guess it’s better what I’m trying to say is it’d be better if I drive it hard and an issue arises or the car fuck’s up while I’m driving it so that I could address the issue and like fix whatever I notice or whatever versus only versus driving it like a grandpa shift at the Grand and then the first time the customer gets on it and floors it something happens to him and he breaks down and he has to you know you know hadn’t had or deal with an issue from the car fuck it up I don’t know that’s that’s me to fight you myself but I mean it kind of makes sense right but um it’s only like 5:30 I’m just gonna clean up and basically grab this thing up today I flagged 13 hours not too great like you know I’m beating the clock so that’s a plus last week I did 44 hours and also the collec 45 my first week here still getting the hang of things so basically I need as long as I flagged more that nine hours everyday I’m beating the clock so that’s pretty good but uh yeah if you like this miss episode of what it’s like to be a tech don’t forget to like him subscribe it really helps out thanks for watching


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