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muskamike
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The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it?
#1057967 - 09/24/05 05:30 AM

Sure, this has probably be posted. Sure you could reply whinning about search. Sure.

But hey, you're here.

You know that little poket hole directly behind the right side of the steering wheel hand? The plastic little in cup?

I've used it for change, once an ash tray when I was big Dawg with cigars, and I've tired to fit my phone in it. I've seen people put gauge pods in it, but it doesnt' look correct.

WHAT IS IT ACTUALLY FOR?


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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1057969 (Re: muskamike) 09/24/05 05:31 AM

Change... actually FOR change


Ray

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Woodencross
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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1057994 (Re: Ray) 09/24/05 07:04 AM

Originally posted by Ray:
Change... actually FOR change


Ray






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The Five-Oh!
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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1058106 (Re: Woodencross) 09/24/05 04:25 PM

A 2" gauge, mine has not yet full filled it's destiny.

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1058148 (Re: Ray) 09/24/05 07:07 PM

Originally posted by Ray:
Change... actually FOR change


Ray





works great for change...untill u catch second gear and you have 2 dollars in quarters comin at you

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it? new
#1058150 (Re: muskamike) 09/24/05 07:09 PM



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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1058181 (Re: I-Dom-In-VIII) 09/24/05 08:19 PM

I use an Altoids tin for change and leave it under the emergency brake handle. The little change thing next to the vents has never been occupied under my ownership.

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Troy00690
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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1058215 (Re: Rouar) 09/24/05 09:33 PM

I use it for my empty gum wrapper when I leave in the morning for work. The red wrapper catchs my eyes when I leave the car so I grab it and throw it away. I use my ash tray for the change.

Troy

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1058328 (Re: Troy00690) 09/25/05 01:53 AM

my phone fits in it perfectly when not charging
otherwise...change
and a lighter

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after than, what do i do with the 98 short shifter? do I place it in there like it is?




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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it? new
#1059155 (Re: muskamike) 09/26/05 01:08 PM

Never used it for anything. It isn't deep enough to hold a significant amount of change. I end up tossing change in to my cup holders.

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it? new
#1059159 (Re: Big_B) 09/26/05 01:22 PM

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1059911 (Re: RawBurt) 09/27/05 04:01 AM

Right now mine is filled with small change like pennies,nickels and dimes,a bunch of small screws for trim pieces and some other junk,and my ashtray is also full of pennies and screws,and my little cubby hole above the ash tray holds my phone,a screwdriver and notepad.

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060050 (Re: muskamike) 09/27/05 12:59 PM

Mine holds a few dollars in quarters - or it did. On the street it's fine, but I forgot to take it out at a race, and on a bumpy corner exit I got a helmet full of metal Georges. My car looked like a slot machine.

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muskamike
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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060072 (Re: Auto-X Fil) 09/27/05 01:27 PM

See, thats what I dont get, is that it really is useless.

In the pics forum, someone is custom fibre glassing in a oil gauge pod there. Now I'm not a fan of gauges, but it seems more pratical then .50 cents in change ready to fly out and kill you.

Also, is the SVT like a non-smokers car, because there is no real ashtray right? Nothing you can take out to clean...cupholders dont count. I dont smoke, just wondering.



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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060096 (Re: muskamike) 09/27/05 01:46 PM

Originally posted by muskamike:
See, thats what I dont get, is that it really is useless.

In the pics forum, someone is custom fibre glassing in a oil gauge pod there. Now I'm not a fan of gauges, but it seems more pratical then .50 cents in change ready to fly out and kill you.

Also, is the SVT like a non-smokers car, because there is no real ashtray right? Nothing you can take out to clean...cupholders dont count. I dont smoke, just wondering.







No, it's very GM like. Basically a plastic asktray cup with a closable lid that sits in the drivers side cupholder space. Also came with a lighter. Mine sits on the computer desk where I put change in it- never used for smokes, though.

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Big_B
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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060117 (Re: muskamike) 09/27/05 02:04 PM

Yeah, I've got a little ashtray cup that sits inside of the cupholder. I always assumed that it came with the car, but I bought it slightly used so I don't know for sure.

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060126 (Re: Big_B) 09/27/05 02:08 PM

Originally posted by Big_B:
Yeah, I've got a little ashtray cup that sits inside of the cupholder. I always assumed that it came with the car, but I bought it slightly used so I don't know for sure.




Oh no- it was part of the 24.00 "smokers package" from Ford.

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060129 (Re: Big_B) 09/27/05 02:08 PM

You think YOU have a problem? I'm still trying to find out what the switch that's next to my rear defroster is for. Search engines have nothing for me and I will post about it soon when I get a chance along with a pic...

XL

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060137 (Re: liquidX) 09/27/05 02:12 PM

Originally posted by knightlife:
You think YOU have a problem? I'm still trying to find out what the switch that's next to my rear defroster is for. Search engines have nothing for me and I will post about it soon when I get a chance along with a pic...

XL





Uhh-- Traction Control.




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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060205 (Re: liquidX) 09/27/05 03:20 PM

Originally posted by knightlife:
You think YOU have a problem? I'm still trying to find out what the switch that's next to my rear defroster is for. Search engines have nothing for me and I will post about it soon when I get a chance along with a pic...

XL




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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060361 (Re: muskamike) 09/27/05 05:33 PM

Originally posted by muskamike:
See, thats what I dont get, is that it really is useless...




au contraire, mon frere...

for 7 years, mine has been occupied by a thermometer that perfectly fits the space. a little black plastic one the size of a fifty-cent piece.

i don't live there anymore, but for any of you who live/have lived in Vegas, you'd know i wasn't lying when i say i've seen the gauge go to 140 degrees after spending a few hours in a parking lot with all the windows up...

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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060715 (Re: Tuned3900SFI) 09/27/05 11:59 PM

Originally posted by STRYPED BS:
Originally posted by knightlife:
You think YOU have a problem? I'm still trying to find out what the switch that's next to my rear defroster is for. Search engines have nothing for me and I will post about it soon when I get a chance along with a pic...

XL





Uhh-- Traction Control.




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Yeah, duh. It's a little picture of a wheel spinning. Come on.

J/K

As for the small area to the right of the gauges, it has a purpose. It's where the trip computer display goes in the higher end Mondeo cars. We didn't get the option of a trip computer because Ford can't put a trip computer in anything that costs less than 30k.



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Re: The little pocket hole on the dash, what is it new
#1060953 (Re: jsark) 09/28/05 03:51 AM

Originally posted by jsark:
Originally posted by muskamike:
See, thats what I dont get, is that it really is useless...




au contraire, mon frere...

for 7 years, mine has been occupied by a thermometer that perfectly fits the space. a little black plastic one the size of a fifty-cent piece.

i don't live there anymore, but for any of you who live/have lived in Vegas, you'd know i wasn't lying when i say i've seen the gauge go to 140 degrees after spending a few hours in a parking lot with all the windows up...



I've got one of those down near the 12v jack, Velcroed on.

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