fixing from the inside went well. battery discaonnected, covers off, old stalk out, new stalk in, covers on, job done! tinkering under the hood lasting all of five minutes before a man looked out of his window, saw a woman tinkering under the hood, grabbed a handful of tools, ran outside, insisted on doing it for me, picked up his tools and ran back into his house. pondering this i have realised that, every time i have attempted car tinkering in public view, a man has run over to take over from me. is this universal?