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Re: [T3] What is it???

On 11 Nov 2003 at 17:24, Mark Fuhriman wrote:

> On 11/10/03 12:10 PM, "Jim Adney" <jadney@vwtype3.org> wrote:
> >> http://www.neil.us/type3/mystery_part
> >> 
> > I have a couple of these. They were only used in the last year or 2 of
> > production, possibly just in 73. I THINK they were some sort of water
> > deflector. They were positioned up above the switches and wiring under the
> > left end of the dash. I THINK one end of the S-curved part may hook around the
> > dash vent duct somehow.
> Jim, do you mean this part is intended to keep the wiring around the fusebox
> dry in case the windshield seal leaked?  I could use a deflector like this.
> I have a slightly leaky seal, and it drips right onto the fusebox.
> Fortunately it drips onto my rubber floormat and not into carpet, but I have
> had occasional trouble with corroding fuses because of this.

Yes, that's my GUESS, either for water from the windshield or from the antenna 
wire. But I haven't been able to get mine to fit in there in a way that looks 
like it was intended.  

Russ, do you remember these?  

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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