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What the heck is this thing?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Xaks, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Xaks

    Xaks [OP] Cranky & often armed sysadmin

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    work beast '06 reg cab 4 cyl 5 spd
    Its mounted next to the glove box, to the right. I can't seem to puzzle out the function of this particular doohickey.

    Cylindrical, mounted on a floppy swivel so it can pivot (as shown). The location and appearance (hard plastic shell) don't seem to scream out any real apparent function.

    I give. What the hell is it?

    (2006 2wd 5spd 4cyl standard cab)

    glovebox.jpg
    glovebox2.jpg
     
  2. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Glove box door dampner.
     
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    HondaGM Roll Tide

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  4. bamma

    bamma Well-Known Member

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    It is an air spring so your glove box opens slowly.
     
  5. bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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    it's a tiny fuel cell for the glove box equipped with flux capacitor
     
  6. Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga Nuggety

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    It's this. In the first pic, you can see the two-pronged clip "above" it that it attaches to. It's totally crap engineering, as it falls off all the time and the clip doesn't want to maintain rigidity.
    I wish I had a picture of an '06 Accord glove box, they did a far superior job :mad:
     
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  8. rcbs204

    rcbs204 Well-Known Member Vendor

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    its an IED, don't touch it.
     
  9. kilted1117

    kilted1117 I smell corn

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    cappo Active Member

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  11. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Kinda amall don't you think? It might be the right size for Tacosport but that's about it.
     
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