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I keep my car parkied in my garage on a daily basis. The other day i noticed that when the garage door is open it is extremely extremely close to the 8ft flourescent light fixture that is right above my car, but it wasn't touching. I figured all was good. I was putzing in the garage today and was shutting the garage doo rat the end of the evening. As the door was lowering i realized i left something outside, so i hit the button again and the garage door jerked back up real hard when it changed direction. It slammed into the light fixture and knocked the two 8 ft flourescent light bulbs right out of the socket. The tips ended up resting on the edge of the garage door with my car right beneath it!!! i almost had a heart attack. I ran into the house calling frantically for my wifre to come down to the garage. She thought i ran over my son the way i was yelling. When she came down and saw what was wrong she just started laughing at me. I had to stand next to the car holding the bulbs in place while she pulled the car out of the garage very slowly without running over my toes. I have now removed that light fixture and am in the process of putting in high hats so i dont have to worry about this again. I cant even imagine what a mess i would have had on my hands had those bulbs fallen onto my car. THAT WAS A CLOSE ONE!!!!!
 

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You could have secured the bulbs with plastic zip ties or wires to keep them from falling out. Glad your car didn't get hurt but the Mercury released from broken fluorescent lights is not the best thing to be exposed to in your home either. You lucked out this time for sure.
 

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Good save! That could have been disastrous be careful and Challenger proof your garage!
 

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I did something really stupid a couple of weeks ago. I was backing out of the garage already distracted, when I hear that obnoxious seat belt chime dinging. So I stop the car to put the seat belt on and the door comes down on the hood. I then realize what I had done. I pushed the remote to close the door, and I would have cleared it had I not stopped to put the seatbelt on.

I got lucky! The bottom of the garage door has a rubber strip on it, and all it did was scuff up the lip of the hood a bit. No dents or scrapes, and I was able to clean up the scuffs with some rubbing compound.

Well....now I know never do something like that again, and of course my wife will never let me live this one down.
 
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