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I picked up my first Mustang, a 2012 base V-6 convertible - great car! At the bottom of the center console storage bin are two odd-looking red nubs each in their own little cubby holes. I can't figure out what purpose they serve. Is there some part missing in the storage bin?

Here's a picture. Sorry for the lousy quality, but you should see what I'm talking about. The aux input and power port are to the left, and the bottom of the bin is to the right; I took the picture from the driver's seat.

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Transmission Nipples, they tend to stick out more when it's cold. :)

Mine has a piece of pad/mat on it that will keep them warm and deaden rattles of stuff in the console. I'd cut a piece of rubber/mat/cardboard to flatten the bottom of the console. I'd assume console locating pins for on the assembly line

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Wait seriously - what the **** are those?
 

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Mine has a piece of pad/mat on it that will keep them warm and deaden rattles of stuff in the console. I'd cut a piece of rubber/mat/cardboard to flatten the bottom of the console. I'd assume console locating pins for on the assembly line
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Wait seriously - what the **** are those?
... and mounting studs for the rear of the center console. Take the nuts off and you can probably remove the console.
 

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... and mounting studs for the rear of the center console. Take the nuts off and you can probably remove the console.
Ah I see. I thought we discovered a secret dipstick to our trannys :grin:
Wouldn't surprise me with all of Ford's stupid placement of things. I believe my trunk release in my 01 and 03 were in the glove box!
 

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Ah I see. I thought we discovered a secret dipstick to our trannys :grin:
Wouldn't surprise me with all of Ford's stupid placement of things. I believe my trunk release in my 01 and 03 were in the glove box!
A trunk release button in the glove box was standard practice on many makes and models of vehicles for many many many years. That is not a Ford thing.
 

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A trunk release button in the glove box was standard practice on many makes and models of vehicles for many many many years. That is not a Ford thing.
That's where I installed mine in my '07 GT. Didn't even have one!
 

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A trunk release button in the glove box was standard practice on many makes and models of vehicles for many many many years. That is not a Ford thing.
Not any I've been in. I do hope Ford will accept my sincerest apologies:boxing:

That's where I installed mine in my '07 GT. Didn't even have one!
I know! My 05 didn't have one either. I was just like - seriously?
 

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A trunk release button in the glove box was standard practice on many makes and models of vehicles for many many many years. That is not a Ford thing.
I think the idea was you could lock the glove box to prevent access to the trunk.


I also remember in the 70's having a separate key for the trunk and ignition.
 
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With the trunk release on the center console, my dog would step on it and pop the trunk 3 out of 5 times getting out of the car. chores.gif
 

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A trunk release button in the glove box was standard practice on many makes and models of vehicles for many many many years. That is not a Ford thing.
Very true. I have owned many Ford and Lincoln products from the late 60's to early 90's and if they had trunk releases(most of them did) then they were always in the glove box.
If I'm not mistaken as I understand it when trunk releases were first offered by Ford in the mid 60's they were a dealer installed option for the first few years that gave you a chrome lever cable release that mounted along the side of the driver seat. These are quite rare to find now and usually bring a lot of money when they sell used. I guess the later factory installed solenoid actuated ones were cheaper to produce, less intrusive, and more secure in a lockable glove box.
 

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Mine has a piece of pad/mat on it that will keep them warm and deaden rattles of stuff in the console. I'd cut a piece of rubber/mat/cardboard to flatten the bottom of the console.
Thanks, Mud, that's a good idea. The original owner probably took the bottom piece out to wash it and forgot about it.
 

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With the trunk release on the center console, my dog would step on it and pop the trunk 3 out of 5 times getting out of the car. chores.gif
That is kind of my issue with the current placement. My dog doesn't step on it, but I do bump it occasionally because I lay my phone or wallet over the top of it because its the only semi flat place to lay something.

I just wish there was some sort of small storage area that was readily accessible for things like phones/wallets if the drink holder is in use. The center console is obtrusive and putting stuff in the map pocket is asking to get your hand mangled trying to get it out.
 

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I think the idea was you could lock the glove box to prevent access to the trunk.


I also remember in the 70's having a separate key for the trunk and ignition.

now your really showing your age, I remember when there was a hand crank to start your engine :wink:
 

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I think the idea was you could lock the glove box to prevent access to the trunk.


I also remember in the 70's having a separate key for the trunk and ignition.

now your really showing your age, I remember when there was a hand crank to start your engine :wink:
 
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