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Old 10-21-2021, 10:04 AM   #21
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Snake might be overkill, but maybe if you want to see it in place. You can get to the spike pretty easy by removing the plastic panel then pulling the two clusters of 3 bolts that hold the steel bracket that supports the panel. I think they take an 8mm socket.
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Old 10-21-2021, 11:09 AM   #22
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I have always assumed the same.

Wow, haven't heard 'turducken' in a few years.
Now I'm going completely off-topic, but I had to mention Cherpumple:

"A cherpumple is a holiday novelty dessert inspired by Turducken, where several different flavor pies are baked inside of several different flavors of cake, and then stacked together."
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Old 10-24-2021, 11:57 AM   #23
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Snake might be overkill, but maybe if you want to see it in place. You can get to the spike pretty easy by removing the plastic panel then pulling the two clusters of 3 bolts that hold the steel bracket that supports the panel. I think they take an 8mm socket.
I would use the snake camera to see what or how the part interfaces with all the lower dash trim pieces in place. I tend to run with nearly everything removed anyway and can say there's not much to see.



So the elusive part still is goes unidentified and its use/purpose equally mysterious.
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Well, since the title of this thread is "Name that thing", I propose to name it "Vlad, the Impaler".
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Well, since the title of this thread is "Name that thing", I propose to name it "Vlad, the Impaler".
I'm in too then!

So it be said, so make it so!!
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Well, since the title of this thread is "Name that thing", I propose to name it "Vlad, the Impaler".
Ok…ok…I should have titled the thread, “Identify That Thing.”
I agree on the name though!
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Old 10-25-2021, 12:29 PM   #27
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From the photos I agree its part of the driver knee crumple zone. An expensive waste of a welded part number....so from my couch... I'd even guess it was added as a last minute solution to failures during crash testing.
It also may serve as a vehicle disable "switch " as it pierces through the wiring harness during a heavy hit.
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