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Old 21 Jul 2013, 12:52 am
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In my explorations & interior dis-assembly of my 2003 PT Cruiser Base I have noticed something strange......In the center of the main dash frame there is a small rectangular opening approximately 3" X 2" just above the lower center 'cubby hole' in the dash,and underneath where the Rear Defogger/Rear Wiper/Traction Control/Aux. Pwr. Outlet cluster is......It was apparently molding in from the factory,but I cannot seem to find anything about it on the internet.....Does anyone know what this opening is for????
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Old 21 Jul 2013, 01:35 am
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if i remember correctly, mine has a light in that hole. it gives a subtle glow above the cuo holders.
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if i remember correctly, mine has a light in that hole. it gives a subtle glow above the cuo holders.

Mine has a light there too, although it didn't work when I got the car. I keep my phone charger in that hole.
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if i remember correctly, mine has a light in that hole. it gives a subtle glow above the cup holders.
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Old 21 Jul 2013, 08:55 am
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I suppose since mine is a 2003 Base it didn't come with the light,probably an installed option on different trim levels(there is a small connector dangling in there)......But,not even a filler-plug or cover for the hole?.......Isn't that odd,or is mine just missing?
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Old 21 Jul 2013, 08:58 am
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Since the hole isn't really seen (with or without the attached light) no need for Chrysler to spend money on a cover for the hole.

I would bet, probably half the people that own a PT don't know the light exists, unless (if they have the light) they happen to look down at night while driving and noticed that the front cup holders are lit up. Since I have chrome inserts in the cup holders, it really stands out.

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that 'hole' is just a small storage pocket... perfect for sunglasses.
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Old 21 Jul 2013, 09:36 am
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that 'hole' is just a small storage pocket... perfect for sunglasses.
Nope;What I am refering to is just above that,you actually have to be looking up to see the 'hole'......But;I think I have found out the exact name....I believe it is what Chrysler refers to as an "Ash Receiver Lamp";I can't find any photos or reference in diagrams....But,on the 'factorychryslerparts.com' website under bulbs I found this listing for 'BULB. Ash Receiver, Ash Receiver Lamp': BULB. Ash Receiver, Ash Receiver Lamp. A/C Or Heater Control. 37. CHRYSLER PT CRUISER # L0000037, 09436789, J9436789
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[B]Nope;What I am refering to is just above that,you actually have to be looking up to see the 'hole'......But;I think I have found out the exact name....I believe it is what Chrysler refers to as an "Ash Receiver Lamp";I can't find any photos or reference in diagrams....But,on the 'factorychryslerparts.com' website under bulbs I found this listing for 'BULB. Ash Receiver, Ash Receiver Lamp': BULB. Ash Receiver, Ash Receiver Lamp. A/C Or Heater Control. 37. CHRYSLER PT CRUISER # L0000037, 09436789, J9436789
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Old 21 Jul 2013, 09:51 am
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Now I have to go look for mine!?
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