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Old 08-22-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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Help! What is this?

This is mounted on the back of the center console in my newly aquired 98 Mustang GT and has a wire running from it to the floor going under the carpet. A friend, to whom I gave that expensive but unwanted stereo system removed from the 'stang, opined that it was an amp for those large (and again, unwanted) rear speakers. But, no heat sinks! I spent my career in electronics so I know what an amp's heat sinks look like.

The button above it has no function that I can find. I might pull the console innards and play with wires.

Thoughts, anybody?
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Nitrous?!? Bottle opener and bottle heater and red purge button


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Start tracing wires. All we can do is guess.
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Nitrous?!? Bottle opener and bottle heater and red purge button
I tried to open a beer bottle, didn't work. Didn't work on a beer can either.

That feebly lit red LED in the middle tooth(?) will not heat nothing.

I pushed the red button, then checked all the fluids, the air in the tires and the amount of refrigerant all were normal. Maybe it purges the bad thoughts rear seat passengers get from being squeezed in so tight.

I'll keep looking.
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I'll wait till it is cooler.

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Start tracing wires. All we can do is guess.
At my semi-advanced age I would get sunstroke or heatstroke or worse. I'll wait until cooler weather to go crawling around in that tiny back seat.
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At my semi-advanced age I would get sunstroke or heatstroke or worse. I'll wait until cooler weather to go crawling around in that tiny back seat.
I have a convertible so I can let the top down and clean the back floor board and seats.

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I have a convertible so I can let the top down and clean the back floor board and seats.
My garage is full of stuff and I can't work in the heat and sun. I could find a shady tree and put the top down but I'll wait till the temps come down out of the nineties.

I really should clean out my garage. I put A/C in there when I was building Harleys.

The shameful thing is I was a Navy photographer's mate. You'd think I could handle a cell phone photo.
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I live in the middle of nowhere. Most of my work happens in the middle of the night. I do my best not to sweat unless it is worth it or needed.
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I live in the middle of nowhere. Most of my work happens in the middle of the night. I do my best not to sweat unless it is worth it or needed.
By the time it gets dark here I'm on my second or third vodka rocks.
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That explains the blurry pic. Lol
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I tried to open a beer bottle, didn't work. Didn't work on a beer can either.

That feebly lit red LED in the middle tooth(?) will not heat nothing.

I pushed the red button, then checked all the fluids, the air in the tires and the amount of refrigerant all were normal. Maybe it purges the bad thoughts rear seat passengers get from being squeezed in so tight.

I'll keep looking.
If it doesn't work for opening adult beverages, it is truly useless. Just rip it out......
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