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So I bought a 2013 the other day and found this sitting in the passenger seat. Does anyone know what the heck it could be? It's about 1.5cm long.

 

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It appears to be a common Allen Wrench, why it would have been there, who knows? It is six-sided, correct?
 

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It could be a phase-induced reduction capacitor from an alpha level multi bivalved dual overhead interociter, although it's hard to tell from the picture... can you take it out of the plastic and turn it 90 degrees?
 

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Its for the rear roof rack cross piece, it you want to move it from the current position to further back
 

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It's not an allen wrench. Like I said, it's about 1.5cm (what a tiny allen wrench). It's just a L shaped piece of metal (round cylinder, not hexagonal).

Maybe it's just something the dealer had in his pocket and it dropped out.. who knows.
 

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It could be a phase-induced reduction capacitor from an alpha level multi bivalved dual overhead interociter, although it's hard to tell from the picture... can you take it out of the plastic and turn it 90 degrees?
Nope. The color is wrong to be a PIRC/ALMBDOI.

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This is the key to fix the hyperdrive
 

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No doubt.....

As soon as you decide you won't be needing it, the next day (or sooner), you will find out THAT YOU DO NEED IT!

Keep it, just in case!:17:

That is why my house is full to overflowing.
All the stuff that I know that I will need "someday" - it's just that that day never comes, and when it does, I can't remember where I put the thing!
 

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Could you take another picture of it? But this time put something like a banana next to it for scale.
 

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It's not an allen wrench. Like I said, it's about 1.5cm (what a tiny allen wrench). It's just a L shaped piece of metal (round cylinder, not hexagonal).
The pic you posted sure looks like its got flat sides, at least on the short part. Give us a nice close up shot on macro with a ruler beside it. I've seen some pretty tiny Allen wrenches.
 

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Its not for the roof rack thats in the spare tire compartment and its way to small. Just throw it in the back. If you throw it away you'll need it tomorrow. Keep it and you'll never need it or know what it is.
 

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That is why my house is full to overflowing.
All the stuff that I know that I will need "someday" ...
junk: stuff we throw away

stuff: junk we keep

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Its not for the roof rack thats in the spare tire compartment and its way to small.......
I found it last week after trying to use a screwdriver type torx with no luck. I had to read the manual to find it.:eek: Pretty nifty tool with the built in torque wrench.
 

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Looks like some sort of L shaped device. Can you hold it in front of your forehead and post a picture of yourself?
 
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