At that point, he knew there was another problem, something other than the horn itself and after some searching, he found a weird electrical problem. Apparently, the electrical snafu triggered the horn after the shop was closed and caused the thing to honk all night long until the new part was worn out!
Years ago I read something that has stayed with me: what we see as the cause of our problem - that determines what solution we choose in order to fix the problem. At first, Phil thought the cause of the problem was one bad part on the car - a horn that had quit working. So that determined how he chose to fix it: he simply replaced that part. But when two more, brand-new parts failed in rapid succession, he knew he had to look deeper and find the real problem. Once he found the real problem, he opted for a different solution.
So this morning I'm wondering: do you see yourself as essentially a good, strong, capable person who just makes mistakes now and then or who just needs a little divine boost now and then when overwhelmed by life? If so, then you don't need a Savior, you need a divine helper.
If, however, you see yourself as a sinner, one who has a tendency to fall short of perfection in word, thought, and deed, then you'll recognize your need for a Savior - you will realize that that tendency to "mess up" is indicative of a deeper problem, one that you cannot "fix". And so you'll turn to someone who can.
Jesus is a Savior, not a helper. He can fix the "short circuits" in our internal wiring and do so much more even than that.
Until you see yourself as a sinner, you cannot know Jesus as a Savior.
Below is the plan of salvation as it is given in the book of Romans in the New Testament.