I successfully reinstalled the A/C controller in the Corvette a couple of days ago--then I noticed the dashboard button that pops the rear hatch had stopped working. Odd. Could I have disconnected that? It's on the far left of the dashboard, far from where I was working.
On the way to my daughter's place, I stopped to gas up--and now the fuel door unlock button inside the console wasn't working. That, at least, I could easily have failed to reconnect. There was a spare connector when I was done (you know, like doing a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle and having 10 pieces left), but I rationalized that perhaps this was for an option my car didn't have. By this point, I had so little gas that I just parked the car in front of my daughter's place, and planned to return in the morning with my tools. (No, I don't carry a 10mm socket wrench and T8 Torx with me.)
So this morning, I ran down early to disassemble, and reconnect the "spare" connector. But that didn't solve the problem--and I wasn't sure that I could get to All Things Automotive with the amount of gas that I had. I was told that there was an emergency release cable under the rear carpet--but everything that I could find seemed more like an electrical connector than a release cable.
I had to reschedule the conference call with attorneys dealing with the Righthaven suit because of not being sure that I was going to be able to drop the car off, and get into work in time for a meeting.
Fortunately, All Things Automotive immediately found the problem--apparently while reconnecting things, the fuse responsible for the remote hatch release and the fuel door release had blown out, and it was a quick fix. (And now I know where the emergency fuel door release is.)
By itself, this wouldn't be such a big thing. But on top of this absurd lawsuit, this has been a very bad day in a very bad week.