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Old 03 Apr 2014, 01:27 pm
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Default 2001 - what does this knob do?

I recently purchased a 2001 PT Limited from a dealer. There was no owners manual included and I can not seem to located anywhere what this does. There is a knob between the rear wiper switch and traction control switch with no indication of purpose.

Is there anyone that can shed some light on what the purpose of this might be? I've attached an image of the knob in question.

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Old 03 Apr 2014, 01:42 pm
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Default Re: 2001 - what does this knob do?

well its obviously not from the factory. should be a given. now is it a spinning knob or a push one? looks like a spinning one. I say what happens when you spin it? do you feel like your going back in time? could be it just playing lol if you feel confident taking the radio bezel off and taking the 2 screws that hold that hole panel on off. then you can trace the wires and see where they go and to what if anything, if it hasn't been cut and is just there so a big hole isn't in your dash. to be honest if it is a spinning one, it probably controlled some leds/neons/ any kind of light really. do you have underglor on the bottom of your car? my sister bought a scion xb and didn't even know the previous owner installed red led tubes under the dash till I pointed it to her and found the switch to them on the side of the console, now she rides with red lights on
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 02:02 pm
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Default Re: 2001 - what does this knob do?

Thanks for the response. Now that you mention it....I do notice the pitch in my voice change when i turn it.

Knowing at least that it's aftermarket is a step in the right direction. There are actually two knobs...the back one that has 3 three stops and the front one that spins. I've been going crazy trying to figure it out. I don't notice anything changing as I adjust them. I've checked for extra lighting...there isn't any...at least now there isn't. If I do get so motivated I will pull it apart and see if that leads anywhere.
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 03:20 pm
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Default Re: 2001 - what does this knob do?

It's the ejector button that catapults you out of the car in cases of emergency.

Just kidding. I have no idea what it is, but this might help you:

Free 01-04 PT cruiser shop manual
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 03:32 pm
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Default Re: 2001 - what does this knob do?

could have been controls for an aftermarket sound system
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 03:51 pm
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Default Re: 2001 - what does this knob do?

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could have been controls for an aftermarket sound system
That's what I was thinking. Maybe it's the bass control for a subwoofer?
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Default Re: 2001 - what does this knob do?

The label has obviously fallen off - those are usually marked "Initiate Self-Destruct Sequence"...
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