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    Default what are these holes in the rear shelf for?

    ...these things...








    They are too far forward to have to do with the roller blind or are they?

    I'm thinking of cutting a hole... about 10"x10" in the rear shelf...
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    Default These should be for child seat restraints.......no?

    I found them last month while doing the rear shocks/springs. I was considering using them for helping to install a stripper pole in the back seat.

    Well, it would be a midget stripper pole...... ha ha.

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    Yeah saw them too. I thought maybe for the CD changer option?
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    those three holes are for the anchors that you use when installing child safety seats.

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    still got a nut in the central one after the last owner had kids. cant find a simple black cap to cover it

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    I have the hooks installed. I should take a pic and post it up...

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    Center position is for the police lights, the side positions are for band pass speakers. As JD says the screw grommets are for the gold poles same relation in size as the band pass speakers.








    They are too far forward to have to do with the roller blind or are they?

    I'm thinking of cutting a hole... about 10"x10" in the rear shelf...[/QUOTE]
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    Quote Originally Posted by 632 Regal View Post

    I'm thinking of cutting a hole... about 10"x10" in the rear shelf...
    for what purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ///Sniper535 View Post
    those three holes are for the anchors that you use when installing child safety seats.
    Ah. So that's what they were for!

    They are internally threaded so I used them to hang my CD changer from when I installed it. I couldn't think of any possible use for them and not having kids wouldn't have a clue about child seats.
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    Not sure, was that copied from original post?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    for what purpose?
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