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Glove box circular hole S4 Elan 1968

PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:39 pm

My car has this circular hole in the back of the glove box, so does the replacement glove box. My car had nothing in this hole, what is it for?

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PostPost by: m750rider » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:55 pm

It might be the for the location of the anti-theft switch
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:11 pm

Wasn’t it for access to something behind? Definitely not the alarm switch was in the side and much smaller.
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PostPost by: lotusfan » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:10 am

It should have a grommet in it and it's purpose is to access the far end of the bonnet release cable.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:50 pm

Thanks for the help, looks like I need a blanking grommet.

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PostPost by: lotusfan » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:00 pm

If the glovebox is in place you will find it incredibly difficult to fit the grommet unless you get a very flexible one.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:10 pm

Mike,

Thanks again. Fortunately, glovebox attached to dash, but not in the car.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:31 pm

RichardHawkins wrote:Thanks for the help, looks like I need a blanking grommet.

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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:04 pm

Phil,

Thanks, I would not have thought of that.

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