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Whats the sensor under the ashtray on M6's?

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    Whats the sensor under the ashtray on M6's?

    So Im sittin around listening to Love Line in my car because I wanted to hear some chick talk about how she doesnt understand why her boyfriend gets morning wood before I go back in the house. I lift up the ashtray and notice a sensor that looks like a small computer microphone with a wire coming out of it. What the heck is that? Is big brother listening in to my shifting habits????

    Seriously though... what is it?

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    Umm.... I would take a wild guess and say that it is the light for your ash tray. If you didn't notice the light, then the bulb is probably blown.

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    Agreed.
    Bulb.

    There is an airbag sensor under the center console in that area though as well.

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    Right, but the only thing I can think of that looks like a microphone is that bulb housing for the ash tray.

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    it's a plastic round looking bulb cover with a small hole in it to let light shine through. I replaced mine with an LED

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    Just to clear it up you actually have to pull the ashtray out. Not just open the cover. I dont think it could light anything up becuase its actually underneath the ashtray itself and you cant even see it unless you pull it out.

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    It's the bulb. It is located under the ashtray.

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    OK OK YOU FOUND IT!!!...the FBI has bugged your car and they are going to kill you... haha, if u reallllly dont think its a light take a pic of it and let us have a look..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcarse81 View Post
    Just to clear it up you actually have to pull the ashtray out. Not just open the cover. I dont think it could light anything up becuase its actually underneath the ashtray itself and you cant even see it unless you pull it out.

    Mine was disconnected and laying down when I bought mine. Is there a little slit towards the top of it on the side? If you look in the slit do you see glass?

    There is a little mounting hole the thing "screws" into on the front side of the ash tray on the right.

    Of course if you still don't think it's the light, post up a pic of it and we'll tell you what it really is.

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