1. It's not as warm outside as it looks, Just becuase the sun is out, I should still wear a jumper.
2. The carpet is virtually indestructable! I went through 2 and a half stanley blades.
3. The hole you need to cut for the base plate is huge! Thankfully I started between the studs in the floor and worked my way out, which is why cutting the carpet and sound deadening took over an hour to get right!
4. It's got to be one of the most uncomfortable jobs to do on a car, laying accross the back seats, bashing your knees on the door frame.
5. Like it or not, you're going to draw a crowd. The murmurings will be along the lines of 'Why's the nutter from no'6 pulling his new car to pieces?
6. You need to employ cunning and tact. Routeing the cable from the plug, under the carpet and through the seat frames to the boot is a tad awkward. The carpet is glued down in the most awkward places. In the end, I employed a Kebab skewer, liberated from the kitchen and a roll of sellotape. However, the drawn crowd will be impressed by this.
7. Don't let your wife catch you nicking her Kebab Skewers. The drawn crowd will again think you're a numpty for taking without asking.
8. Signums are indestructable. If you do manage to move a trim piece even slightly, it will take this as an act of war and bite back. Especially true for the plastic sill covers.
9. When you do eventually get the wires routed into the boot, the earth lead is approximately 2 inches too short. Losing your temper and yanking the wires results in a repetition of steps 4, 5 and 7.
10. You need the patience of a saint. I don't so I resorted to swearing and chucking stuff around.
11. Swearing and chucking stuff around is just wasting time, you need those tools and will have to go and fetch them.
12. The drawn crowd includes Children. I'm not quite sure what they repeated, but they've had their bikes confiscated.
13. When the job is complete, you'll wonder why there's no sound coming from the fridge. That's because in your excitement at the prospect of a good job well done, you've ommited to push the positive connector into it's place in the fusebox. You Prat.
14. No matter how much you try, the fluff from the sound deadening will not go up the Dyson.
15. Despite the grazed knuckles, ruined friendship with the people over the road - especially the bikeless children, the wrath of the wife for stealing her skewers and knackering the Dyson, It's totally worth it.
15a. The above picture is staged. I do not drink and drive and the lovely cans of Boddingtons have been safely returned to the Fridge in the Kitchen.