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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Fold down windshied question

I have a question for the group:

I have an 87 YJ that I tried to fold down the windshield for the first time. Of course the hinges were rusted solid and i had to replace them. Anyway, my question is, when I did remove the windshield, there is a plug on the front side of the dashboard that I can't figure out what the purpose is.

It is facing away from the passinger compartment covered by the windshield frame, so it wouldn't be seen.

It is hard plastic, the same color and texture as the dash, with the same coutour as the back side.

When you remove it there is just a hole there. Could it be for a mirror mount when driving with the windshield down? There is no mention of it in my owners manual or any shop manual that I own.

Not really important, but it's something that I can't figure out.

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Nope, not for a mirror. When the skin of the dash is formed, the maker leaves a hole in the backside to pump in the foam filler.

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Thanks.

Although it seems like a lot of trouble just to plug a hole that 99.9% of the owners will never see anyway. It's not the strangest thing I've seen on a jeep.
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On the YJ, the defroster blows through the dash pad too if memory serves. Thus the inside needs to be hollow and any extra holes need to be plugged.

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Nope, I just re-installed an entire dash from one YJ to another. There is a separate single duct that splits into two separate outlets to let air defrost the windshield. Look under your dash and you will see it. On the CJ model the defrost is sent up through the windshield frame to defrost the windshield.

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Something defrosts the windshield on my CJ? Mine must not have that option!

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