thanks for the calming replies, guys...helped keep me a bit leveled in my freak out
finally got a good news call from the dealership saying that the tech found the issue during his walkthrough and all she said was that it was a wire that got unclamped somewhere. she was not the technician so i basically asked if it was solved (she doesn't speak "car") and if i can pick up my car and return the POS corolla (didn't say that exactly) she said yes and i came to pick up my car. she also said there was a bunch of paperwork there for me which i am eager to look at.
i arrive there and go to get my car and the desk lady says both the service manager and the tech who worked on my car left for the day and didn't leave any paperwork for me and to come back tomorrow...figures. oh well, at least i have my car. she calls for the porter to get it and i am watching him struggle with getting it in reverse. i peek under the garage door inside and keep seeing the car lurch forward and i am yelling "just let me drive it out!" i swear, this idiot was like grinding my transmission trying to get the car in reverse and couldn't do it...i hate how they just don't let you get your car and some brainless idiot is sitting there jamming your gears...what crap. anyway i get a different service guy who drove a manual transmission in his life before to bring my car out and i am almost on my way.
the only documentation i have from the tech (as of today) is this: i imagine some of you electrical gurus might be able to decipher what exactly "wire" this schematic is referring to. i will copy/transcribe my full paperwork on the issue when i pick it up tomorrow after work.
2011 Mustang GT 5.0 Coupe/Brembos/3.73
"I'm also 6'5" and 270 lbs. and could crush a person's bones with my bare hands"