Anyone recognise this car part?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Chubby Chaser, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. I have a 1996 petrol Vauxhall Vectra and something has been bugging me for a
    while now.
    There is a part on the car that I just can't work out what it's meant to do.

    When you open the petrol cap this part is fitted right next to the hinge.
    It is a grey tubed shape about two inches long, it looks like the size and
    shape of half a biro pen
    It has a Vauxhall stamp on it so I know it came with the car.

    Can some clever person please put me out of my misery and tell me what it
    does?
     
    Chubby Chaser, Oct 15, 2005
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  2. Chubby Chaser

    R. Murphy Guest

    Valve cap remover, as advertised by Jeremy Clarkson on top gear when the
    Veccie first came out
     
    R. Murphy, Oct 15, 2005
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  3. Chubby Chaser

    Alan Guest

    I always thought it was a gimmick but it does keep your fingers clean
    when checking the tyre pressures.

    Alan
     
    Alan, Oct 15, 2005
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  4. I knew the clever chaps on this board would know the answer.
    Strange how the on the vectra they give you all extra's that you never
    need.
    The cup holders always seemed to me to be a waste of space to me.
    Now a valve cap remover hidden behind the petrol cap.
     
    Chubby Chaser, Oct 15, 2005
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  5. Chubby Chaser

    lunr Guest

    It is for removing the caps on the wheels so you do not have to remove the
    wheel trims when checking tyre pressures
     
    lunr, Oct 15, 2005
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  6. Chubby Chaser

    R. Murphy Guest

    Gimmicky maybe - but on a freezing winters morning (when we ever get one
    that is) is easier to hold than the valve cap!
     
    R. Murphy, Oct 15, 2005
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    Mike J Guest

    Valve cap remover, as advertised by Jeremy Clarkson on top gear when the
    The other end to the valve cap remover (on the Zafira, anyway) is used to
    activate (or deactivate) the rear passenger door child locks - seems to fit
    nicely even if I am wrong :)
     
    Mike J, Oct 16, 2005
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    Alan Guest

    So it is!

    I always use the key blade myself though.

    Alan
     
    Alan, Oct 18, 2005
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