Went prowling around the junkyard today. Here’s what I found:
A mini-van, with about 100 CD’s in a big ole case. Guy had some damn good taste in music. Got about 40 CD’s, lots of “Greatest Hits” stuff, including Motorhead (2 discs!), a bunch of metal and blues, a primo disc of Dark Side of the Moon and no less than 14 Jimi Hendrix discs, including some I don’t already have. I now have Live at Fillmore East. Bonus!
I needed a stereo for the kid’s car with a USB input. I wandered around looking, didn’t find anything good. Walked out and called the wife to meet her for lunch. She was running way late, so I told her to call me when she was ready.
Went back into the yard, and saw a faceplate for a real nice Kenwood with USB and Pandora and all kind of mean ugly stuff in the middle of nowhere. I picked it up and thought, “Boy, I sure wish I knew which car this came out of”.
Humm… Why not try to find it?
Wandered around for a few minutes, foot hurting from walking on the gravel, and saw a Maxima with a face-less stereo (out of hundred of cars like that), and the pin configuration looked right. Pull the faceplate out and, “Pop”, right into place!
I yank the unit out, check the model number, and DAMN! Found it! Got it home and it bench tests perfect!
Not a bad day. Made it to lunch with the wife. First time in a long time.