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How YouTube saved the day and about $ 200

Well I sure am glad tools like YouTube do exist these days ,and I am also grateful people use YouTube to share their knowledge with others. The picture you see is the result of a quick solution for my my car's Air Conditioning system problem.

A couple of days back I had used the hot setting to defog the windshield and heard how something popped. After that the A/C would only blow hot air, not matter in what position I set the Temperature Control dial. With my limited knowledge, I did check fuses, relay and so forth and could not find the cause of the probem. So I decided to spend sometime researching on the internet and found a 3-minute video that showed similar symptoms to my case.

Sure enough, I decided to follow the instructions and with a simple plastic tie wrap had the problem fixed in less than 30 minutes.

If I hadn't found this information I would surely have been forced to take my car to the mechanic and spend at least $ 200 in labor plus additional time and money in materials needed for the repair. I am so grateful for this.

Have you found this type of solutions on the web? Aren't you glad you did?

© Original content by NBaquero 2014

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MegL wrote on November 13, 2014, 4:08 PM

That was a useful search on youtube! My husband has used Youtube for finding information for tuning his guitar.

LoudMan wrote on November 13, 2014, 4:14 PM

YT is my go-to for information on how to repair a lot of things.

Kasman wrote on November 13, 2014, 5:59 PM

It is quiet amazing the range and depth of information which can be found on the web. Tips like this will certainly save us money.

nbaquero wrote on November 14, 2014, 7:24 AM

MegL It sure was useful. The good thing about the videos is that you can see exactly the steps and results you expect when something has to be done.

nbaquero wrote on November 14, 2014, 7:24 AM

And why didn't you say so before Loudman Ha Ha... I know you are very resourceful.

nbaquero wrote on November 14, 2014, 7:26 AM

Hi &Kasmas certainly, if one can find the right information, the web can help save money and above all time. Have a great Friday.

nbaquero wrote on November 14, 2014, 7:26 AM

Sorry I meant Kasman not &Kasmas

AliCanary wrote on November 14, 2014, 1:24 PM

Great job! These days it is incredibly useful to have internet research skills. YouTube has some fantastic tutorials, and eHow and other sources have saved me tons of time and money, as well.

scheng1 wrote on December 6, 2014, 1:24 AM

I use Youtube to learn different ways of cooking vegetables and meats. It sure is helpful.

nbaquero wrote on December 6, 2014, 3:05 PM

It's an incredibly, almost interactive learning source isn't scheng1 ?

nbaquero wrote on December 6, 2014, 3:06 PM

AliCanary that is true. Although I find eHow not that realiable, I usually look at their tutorials, but end up complementing their information with data from other sites/sources.

scheng1 wrote on December 7, 2014, 4:47 AM

The best is that it is free, and there is no examination, unlike in school

VinceSummers wrote on January 2, 2015, 11:32 AM

In fact, I did. There was a problem with the car taillights remaining on after I turned the car and the lights switch off. Next morning, a dead battery. I checked YouTube and found a video that said if you had that problem, check on the floor of the driver side of the car and see if this teeny-weeny plastic part was there. If so, it was easy to fix. It was there! It was easy and inexpensive to fix.

nbaquero wrote on January 2, 2015, 12:56 PM

VinceSummers YouTube it is a great source of valuable information, yours is another example of that. Thanks for sharing.