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No Glovebox light in 2006 VZ

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by VZGEN4, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. VZGEN4

    VZGEN4 New Member

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    Hey guys.

    I have just discovered this morning that apparently holden isn't putting in glovebox lights for the 06 VZ except for higher spec cars ie calais.

    I thought they must have missed the light in my glovebox and asked the dealer to put one in this morning and he said sorry mate they don't come out in the 06 they don't even have the wiring there!

    I have a mate with an 05 SSZ ute and he's got one in his.

    Can somebody confirm this for me? Anyone with an 06 VZ SS got a glovebox light?

    Damn holden cost cutting! :ranting:
     
  2. jack.mc

    jack.mc Nothing witty to say :(

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    What a pain in the arse. 99% of the time i open the glovebox, I need the light. WHo knows why, but it is always night time when I open it! That sucks.
     
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    no light in my 06 ss , but hey its got a 6.0ltr so who cares
     
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    Yes they have deleted the glove box light and wiring harness connector on base models.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    naf33n go

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    thats just stupid. its probably cost holden $1 to put it in.
    even my lancer had one
     
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    HA thats crap.... my base utes got one (05).... man wat tightorses! whats next to go? spare tyre? how bout carpet? or seatbelts, pretensioners and airbags - ah good ol days, simple and easy but hey they had a glovebox light back then!
     
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    Series II VZ's also don't have the alloytec badges on the fenders on the exec's/acclaims/SV6's/Berlinas and Calais..

    Newer VZ exec's are missing that bump strip on the doors also.

    Cost cutting:mad:

    rgds

    Tom/WA
     
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    Yeah no glove box light for me either.:my:
     
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    EvoVIIIJDM Got Evo?

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    and....? Talking about lights not engines mate :)
     
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    My previous car a VYIISS had an alloy footrest pedal. My current ride, VZ SSZ has a black plastic one. It seems Holden are becoming real tight arses.
     
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    Get over it...

    Cutting cost you guessed it. I'm surprised we even have a car industry in this country.. People complain about the cost of the car yet everyone is demanding higher wages.

    Holden has got to compete against Hyundai and Kia were they pay there people 5 bucks and a bowl of rice, yet here they want 38 hr week and 40 k plus a year. Add it up

    I bet if you had a build sheet and had glove box light $30 you probably wouldn’t click the option.

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    “It seems Holden are becoming real tight arses”

    no the public are the tight arses… Holden are just doing what the public wants…

    cheaper cars!
     
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    Mate I'm part of the public community and I'd have to say that yes I would ask for a glovebox light... What's $30 on a $40k+ car? Sheesh

    If I was a tight arse I'd be cruisin round in a 4cyl on gas with no glovebox light! hehe :yeah:
     
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    yep, just checked, got a glovebox light on my VZ Calais. I knew I must have paid $10,000 extra for something......no "door open" warning light though.
     
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    The thing with holden is, if they have a problem with a part on a model, their simple fix is to delete it. That is why the series2 vz dont have the outer door body mould, they have to many warranty claims with them cracking and falling off. It gets really expensive when the vehicle that have them are colour coded, so the part has to go away to be painted.
    In regards to the alloytec badges, i believe with the Euro3 emission laws that came in on Jan 1st this year, they had to detune the motor, so the 175kw version alloytec wasnt quite 175 anymore. It lost a couple or so kw.
     
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    Yeah I appreciate what you saying hkmonaro68, but the alloytec badges on the Executives just say "V6 ALLOYTEC", nothing to do with 172 or 175 kws.

    The new SV6 don't have the badges either and they are still a 190kw engine as far as I'm aware.

    Jut seems a bit weak to me. Anything to save a $

    I saw a phantom Black SVZ the other day and from certain angles it's resembles an SV6 (sadly).

    At least that badge on the fender clearly distingushed the 'snails' from the 'rabbits'.

    rgds

    Tom
     
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    This is the 'ALLOYTEC' badge i'm referring too.

    rgds

    Tom
     

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    ha thats funny, they must be cutting costs my 89 VN has, 3 interior lights 2 map lights, a glovebox light, boot light and a light in the little arm rest compartment and mine is an executive!!
     
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    And a shot of the "ALLOYTEC190" badge on the side of my car.

    SV6's look well better with the badge than without it.

    I reckon these must cost Holden less than $1 each!

    cheers

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    and what Im saying is is it worth a thread over a light in the glove box when youve got a 6.0ltr v8 , if your driving you dont look if your stopped and need something theres an interior light*3 , I didnt get an alloy foot rest in my VZ SS but I went to my dealer and whinged and they put it in for nix , try the same with the light you may get one
     

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