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    Oh man I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but I have a question. What is the unit between the windshield and map lights on an '02 ? It folds out, but it has absolutetly no purpose that I can see..( It's up on the headliner..)
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    To-uh block-uh thuhhh sun (i think)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJSHADOW7
    To-uh block-uh thuhhh sun (i think)
    That's what I thought at first also, but it really doesn't come down far enough to do anything..
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    Quote Originally Posted by timber
    That's what I thought at first also, but it really doesn't come down far enough to do anything..
    It is designed to be a sunshade, however, it doesnt do anything lol. That is why on the '05+ they just put black "dot" tint on the winshield itself above the rear view mirror.
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    Thanks for the replies, guys. (And I didn't even have to use my flamesuit.. )
    My wife asked me what that thing was for, and I told her I thought it might be some sort of sunscreen, but it definitely doesn't work for that purpose, so I told her I would post the question to those in the know...
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    Yeah its pretty useless. I'm always telling people what its for, but never actually using it. I believe there's a mod where you flip it around which allows it to actually work. I don't need it that much though hahaha.
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    Just trade your cars in for an '05 you'll be all set. hehehe
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    i posted a thread like this before, i think someone said it was to block the map lights from the rear view mirror, so there is no glare if they are used at night

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    When I first noticed it thought "cool, that will come in handy". Until you go to use it. Way too short. What were they thinking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx slob
    i posted a thread like this before, i think someone said it was to block the map lights from the rear view mirror, so there is no glare if they are used at night
    +1

    That's what I heard too and it actually works!
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    I forgot all about that thing until I just read this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx slob
    i posted a thread like this before, i think someone said it was to block the map lights from the rear view mirror, so there is no glare if they are used at night
    OK I can see that. Then why did they take it out and replace it with the black dot stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX
    OK I can see that. Then why did they take it out and replace it with the black dot stuff?
    Well maybe it served two functions........blocking the sun between the visors and reducing the glare of the map lights. Well now instead there's the black dot stuff on the windshield and the map lights are probably further back (not directly above/infront of the rearview mirror).
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    Oddly enough my 1992 honda EX has the same litlte thing.

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    my .02

    i think it was really put there to help hide your face when running a camera red light....
    that does work, it's been 1 year and i ran one dead on, saw flashes my thing was down and my head was turned away to avoid getting my face on cam...hopefully it helped
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