What is the purpose of this?

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twonaantom
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What is the purpose of this?

Post by twonaantom » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:23 pm

Hi all, got my Astra K SRI a couple of weeks ago and loving everything about it so far, I was just wondering if anyone knows what this thing underneath the heating controls is actually meant to be used for? Or whether it can be removed and the space made useful at all?

Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™

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Gareth d
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by Gareth d » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:35 pm

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My misses iPhone sits sidewards in it perfectly but my phone is too large and sits at an angle the 2018 model onwards has a bigger cubbyhole plate that can be fitted but even that is too small for my phone
part number is 39149135

casuk
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by casuk » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:23 pm

Too small for my phone too just wasted space, I was going to put one of the magnetic discs on the dash and phone so it would sit upright in that bit but I just keep my phone in the arm rest connected with AA

astraowner
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by astraowner » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:13 am

Would have been awesome if they had made it a bit wider so that the phone could lie in there, and then add a wireless charging function.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.

MOOGLEYS
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by MOOGLEYS » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:05 am

Mine is an electric Air Freshener, looks different to yours though.

astraowner
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by astraowner » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:21 am

MOOGLEYS wrote: โ†‘
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:05 am
Mine is an electric Air Freshener, looks different to yours though.
Yeah i have that one also.

Air freshener can be taken off, and a phone holder can be added instead.

Phone holder can charge your phone, has a built in charger but sadly they did not add data lines so no android auto integration

Also from what i have read, the phone holder is not really able to hold newer/larger phones. It was probably designed in 2013/2014 as the car was released in 2015, and at that time phones had a 5,5" screen. Nowadays we are nearing 7".

From what i have read though, the air freshener thing is soon to be obsolete as well, as vauxhall does not offer the air freshener refill's anymore.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.

Kcirtap
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by Kcirtap » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:51 am

astraowner wrote: โ†‘
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:21 am
MOOGLEYS wrote: โ†‘
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:05 am
Mine is an electric Air Freshener, looks different to yours though.
Yeah i have that one also.

Air freshener can be taken off, and a phone holder can be added instead.

Phone holder can charge your phone, has a built in charger but sadly they did not add data lines so no android auto integration

Also from what i have read, the phone holder is not really able to hold newer/larger phones. It was probably designed in 2013/2014 as the car was released in 2015, and at that time phones had a 5,5" screen. Nowadays we are nearing 7".

From what i have read though, the air freshener thing is soon to be obsolete as well, as vauxhall does not offer the air freshener refill's anymore.
I just bought the BMW ones and cut them in half. Fit easily and a much wider range of scents. Saw it on YouTube. ๐Ÿ™‚

Scotty_b
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by Scotty_b » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:53 am

Wasted space, however the dust on it just caused my heart to skip a beat. ๐Ÿ‘€

twonaantom
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by twonaantom » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:39 pm

Scotty_b wrote: โ†‘
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:53 am
Wasted space, however the dust on it just caused my heart to skip a beat. ๐Ÿ‘€
Haha this was taken just before I cleaned my car. Maybe I should have waited ๐Ÿ˜…

Thanks for the replies everyone. Guess Iโ€™ll just deal with the wasted space!

astraowner
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Re: What is the purpose of this?

Post by astraowner » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:29 pm

Kcirtap wrote: โ†‘
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:51 am
I just bought the BMW ones and cut them in half. Fit easily and a much wider range of scents. Saw it on YouTube. ๐Ÿ™‚
I did not know that.

Found a german video showing how, definitively a good tip
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.

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