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What is this hole in instrument cluster for?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 27, 2018 04:28PM

I just recently found out what a hole is for along the bottom of the Corsa or Monza instrument clusters

Anybody else know what it is for? I'll post answer if nobody gets it.

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Re: What is this hole in instrument cluster for?
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 27, 2018 04:38PM

Trip reset knob?

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Re: What is this hole in instrument cluster for?
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: February 27, 2018 04:43PM

I think its for the courtesy light's mounting screw.

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Re: What is this hole in instrument cluster for?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 27, 2018 04:45PM

my trip reset is under the fuel gauge. That hole is to access the screw that secures the courtesy lamp holder.

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Re: What is this hole in instrument cluster for?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 27, 2018 05:41PM

BINGO - Coleslaw and J.0. are CORRECT!

Convertibles came with under dash "courtesy" lights since there is no dome light. All the dash frames had the hole to mount the lamp bracket.

The sedans had a dome light, but courtesy lamps were an option and could be installed by the dealer.

Without the instrument cluster panel hole the dealer would have to remove the instrument cluster to install the courtesy lamp bracket. The hole allows easy access to install, or replace, the courtesy lamp bracket.

Very clever for some engineer to think ahead.

BTW - The sedan courtesy lamp wiring is different than the harness used in the convertible. Also the dealer instructions have errors. You do not have to remove the kick panels to access the door switches and the brackets had a formed hole for the screw, no speed nuts were used.

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Re: What is this hole in instrument cluster for?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: February 28, 2018 06:08PM

Back in the days when I was driving one of my Corvair Convertible's as a daily driver....a passenger would get into the car at night, notice there was no dome light and actually ask why it wasn't working.

Being the smart a** that I have always been, I would reach up to where it would be located in a coupe and say something like....I don't know what happened to it, it seems to be missing.

Of course the courtesy lamps were working just fine and I would often explain very politely why there was no dome light and point out the courtesy lamps.

It is one of those things that even the most intelligent individuals might not notice and comment on, especially at night with the top up and them not owning a convertible. I did however have some fun at their expense when I could.grinning smiley

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Re: What is this hole in instrument cluster for?
Posted by: MarkDustan ()
Date: March 02, 2018 03:54PM

See if this helps
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Re: What is this hole in instrument cluster for?
Posted by: MarkDustan ()
Date: March 02, 2018 07:06PM

Sorry wrong link... I will send the photo as soon as I can figure out how

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