Yep, I messed up, yep I have an interlock, and I would absolutely rate it as the worst part of the DUI experience. It is truly awful in every regard. You’ll never see me complain about any of the other consequences, but this one makes my blood boil with the constant problems from the infallible device.
No law states I have to drive. The bus route that literally goes by work, and within a mile of my apartment, the grocer by my job, and the restaurants surrounding my job have made it simple to just not tempt fate. I get 12 aborts on average before it registers. That comes down to seconds of a violation.
Well, fate doesn’t like being ignored, because my battery died. Not sure why my trickle charger didn’t work, but it didn’t, so when I went out to test my battery a month ago and found it dead I waited until this week, bought a new battery, and installed it. Well talk about PISSING that IID off. I’m not sure what to do, but my car goes APE SH*T the instant the negative lead connects. I get a huge spark, the horn starts blaring, and the brights come on. I haven’t really checked the device, due to the evident coming of the apocalypse my vehicle is warning me about, but this ain’t my first rodeo on changing or disconnecting a battery, there is no other explanation I can think of other than that this is perceived as tampering. In the guide I consulted today it warns against disconnection of power.
So now I have a car in a garage facing forward that I can’t put in neutral, or even power that I must get across the city Friday afternoon.
What do I do?
I tried to call guardian corporate, but the toll free number on their website goes to a dating hotline. I’ll call the local shop tomorrow.