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Old 04-19-2014, 04:19 AM   #1
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So as many of us have probably noticed, there is some valuable semi-covert storage space behind the passenger-side dash cover. Thought this might be useful for storing away some small items that a would-be thief might not think to check first. We all know storing away lock-nut keys in the glove box almost negates their purpose. Anyone with the know how think this compartment could be easily set up to be opened with a hinge/strong-magnet or otherwise lock to hold it in place? Would keep the stock appearance and provide a slightly better chance of thwarting wood be thieves of recovering valuables such as lock-nut keys or alarm override switches? Also, wouldn't need to pop it off for quick access.

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I think there's an airbag back there.
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It looks as if there is one, but it's just an open cavity with some support braces. I think the airbag rips through the dash. It's easy to pop off with your fingers if you want to take a look.
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It looks as if there is one, but it's just an open cavity with some support braces. I think the airbag rips through the dash. It's easy to pop off with your fingers if you want to take a look.
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LoL sorry, my post wasn't clear at all.

It looks like there should be an airbag behind the passenger dash plate, but I didn't see one. The passenger plate is easy to remove with your hands, it just pops off.
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The way it is from the factory should be fine for something like a wheel lock key. How often will you need it?
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You could remove the pins and glue high strengh magnets ?
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or just put a little cubby to shove stuff in and leave the cover the way it is since its "easy to pop off with your fingers" like you said.
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you could put your weed in there.
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you could put your weed in there.
Lol literally the first thing I said when I looked behind the dash plate.
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I may or may not have used that area for hiding things .

I agree that that is a lot of wasted space. I believe there is no airbag behind it either. It would definitely be a cool place to add something.
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Just be careful, in some states even if it is empty, just having an accessible hidden compartment in the car is a crime because you "could" use it for drug smuggling.
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Lol literally the first thing I said when I looked behind the dash plate.
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The name of this thread needs to be changed to "DIY pot pocket"
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