Unexpected discovery

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Unexpected discovery

Post by DerekB » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:01 am

Rummaging under the dash of my 1995 LHD XM playing a game of hunt the central locking control box (silly of me to do that without instructions, I've since tracked down on here that I should have removed the glove box. But hey, I wanted to be doing something in the sunshine, not sitting indoors on a computer.) I discovered what appeared to be a drop down tray in the passenger footwell. A few minutes pushing and pulling on the latch while trying to gently lever on the edge of the box yielded no results, until eventually I took it into my head to give the latch a twist and the tray released and dropped down. Inside I discovered the car's handbook in German and a nearly full Citroen dealer service history. Bonus!
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Re: Unexpected discovery

Post by White Exec » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:29 am

Hi Derek,
I think the Handbook gives details of . . . where to find the Handbook!
A case of Latch-22 ? :lol:
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Re: Unexpected discovery

Post by Southerneruk » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:12 am

I am surprise you only just found that compartment as it house the fuse tray as well

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Re: Unexpected discovery

Post by MTXM » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:25 pm

That is good news Derek and I had a similar experience with a rhd car! On a lhd car the fuses are in the same location as the rhd with a small flap providing access. With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car) - Now living in a local Motor Museum!
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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