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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 2:28:20 AM

Or is there something you wish you had? I wish my Tire Pressure Monitor System gave the exact psi per tire.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:27:43 PM

parking lot receipts
OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:30:19 AM

Dust
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:40:57 AM

A mini-clipboard
coffeerage
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 6:53:22 PM

A fly or bee
kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 2:08:34 PM

dust
sunite
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 1:47:58 PM

Dust
medic6133
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:07:09 PM

Anything cute or non-functional.
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:36:50 AM

idiot lights
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 1:56:18 PM

dust
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:07:33 AM

The usual Inspector Gadget devices.
nascar7
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 7:24:36 PM

less buttons
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 5:45:04 PM

I could use controls for James Bond style rocket launchers.
outlaw329
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:22:58 AM

What dash?
Bridge2012
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:39:31 PM

dirt,dust, some dead bug,
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:23:06 PM

Average time per trip. What's that about?
mnrick041
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 6:11:14 AM

Nothing that is not there.
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 11:11:54 AM

My girlfriend's hairbrush.
2Tall
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 4:39:36 AM

ashtray
golfer7332
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 10:51:49 PM

passenger feet
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:31:12 AM

or parking ticket
dandeeman
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 4:45:16 PM

SPEEDING TICKET
geobmw
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:34:07 AM

nothing
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:08:23 AM

Average length of trip.
Bushmaster
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 4:40:17 PM

nothing.....it's perfect
CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 2:56:13 PM

my co-workers feet
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 11:01:40 AM

So far all my bulbs work, but replacing them is to die!
prius22
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:36:49 AM

I wish the lights on the dash would work all the time on the 84 vette. Bad conection I'm guessing.
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 9:11:38 AM

Yeah, the TPMS is like a milk can under a bull.
RNF
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 6:42:51 AM

Tire Pressure Monitor System light.
nycztony85
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:34:52 PM

ipad
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 8:22:37 PM

That read-out that tells me how much elapsed time there has been on my trip.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 5:58:05 PM

Tach
probedude2
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 1:41:44 AM

the speedometer!
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 10:13:44 AM

Yeah gps. The map book lives in the glove compartment and I stop on the rare occasion that I need it.
noblegiant
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 12:59:27 AM

GPS
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 11:56:49 PM

Elapsed Time / Trip Indicator. Like totally unnecessary
dandeeman
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 5:14:46 PM

CONDOMS-THEY BREAK DOWN IN THE SUN
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:23:31 AM

a gps
toms1120
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 5:57:12 PM

Dummy lights
dandeeman
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 5:38:30 PM

SUNGLASSES
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 10:49:04 AM

All those parking lot receipts.
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 6:29:02 AM

dust
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:53:51 AM

Oh. Mansfields.
JimBlake56
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 8:43:02 AM

Check wikipedia; they're a popular styling element in 1950's front bumpers, they stick out like a couple of artillery shells. Or they resemble some other structure where they got their nickname...
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 1:19:22 AM

Hi JimBlake56. No luck with Google so I will have to imagine it. As I will have to imagine installation and deployment. Imagination is my friend.
kenpowers
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 1:30:56 PM

dust
GasHunter0007
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 1:24:50 PM

Depending on your car -- most alert lights, if not all of them, are important.
JimBlake56
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 12:54:22 PM

mileena & bluebird
There's a handful of cars that DO have low-coolant level warnings.

I have a Saab that surprised me with a low-oil-level warning. I happened to switch on the ignition while I was changing oil (wanted to look at the odometer). The warning said low-oil-level. I thought the car only had oil pressure warning.
JimBlake56
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 12:50:14 PM

yodudebc - articulated dagmars. (look up THAT reference ;)

They could extend & then spear a car & toss it aside. Sounds like something that would work in a low-budget satire of the transformers movies.
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 12:11:04 PM

Sometimes I wish there were a device on my dash that would engage a dumpster-fork like apparatus to scoop up the car in front of me and toss it casually behind me.

Sometimes I really really wish I had such a device.
Bluebird333
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 3:42:22 AM

"I wish there was a low coolant and low power steering indicator. "

I think the reason they don't have them is because those fluids aren't suppose to disappear unless you have a leak.
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