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What the heck is this thing?

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

  1. Jul 15, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    Xaks

    Xaks [OP] Cranky & often armed sysadmin

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    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. Jul 15, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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  3. Jul 15, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    bamma

    bamma Well-Known Member

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    It is an air spring so your glove box opens slowly.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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    it's a tiny fuel cell for the glove box equipped with flux capacitor
     
  5. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    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:
     
  6. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    If you happen to be a member of the mob (i.e. "connected")... Whatever you do, don't turn your key in the ignition!
     
  7. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    rcbs204

    rcbs204 Well-Known Member Vendor

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    its an IED, don't touch it.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    kilted1117

    kilted1117 I smell corn

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    Shit, that's mine. I couldn't remember where the hell I left it!
     
  9. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    cappo

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