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    Default What is the tube in car.

    What is the tube installed under the passenger side glove box. It has its own rack (two clip like supports). I can find no references for it on the Internet.

    I have just purchased a Toyota Blade and it did have one and the handbook refers to it. However, the handbook is in Japanese. Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: What is the tube in car.

    Fire extinguisher holder?

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    Don't know, could be. It's maybe 6" and maybe 1" diameter. It unscrews in the middle to give length of maybe 12".

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    Default Re: What is the tube in car.

    Well they come in different sizes, but dollars to donuts that's what it'll be.

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    Default Re: What is the tube in car.

    Possibly a flare. I remember a lot of the jap imports came with them in the late 80s/90s

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    Default Re: What is the tube in car.

    i doubt its a fire extinguisher, its far to small.
    someone did tell me, but i've long since forgotten !
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    Default Re: What is the tube in car.

    Quote Originally Posted by plod View Post
    Possibly a flare. I remember a lot of the jap imports came with them in the late 80s/90s
    thats the one. google confirms. japan requirement.
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    Default Re: What is the tube in car.

    It's one of the pipes that make up the internet.
    It's only short, just to stop MS from trying to update your clock and cigar lighter. These updates are fairly large, and would reduce the top speed, range and reliability (almost as well as Lucas equipment) so they need a very long internet connection. The short interweb tube stops the updates nearly as efficiently as MS.
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    Default Re: What is the tube in car.

    Thank you Plod. I found this "Cars in Japan are required to carry a red flare. This is to be used to notify others of an emergency, such as a car being broken down on a level crossing. In most cases your imported car will still have the flare in situ: they are usually clipped to the side of the passenger foot well"

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    Default Re: What is the tube in car.

    Surprised itís still in there. Many moons ago when I was grooming fresh imports for various companies we always took them out

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