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I'm discovering stuff on my 3 that I'm curious to know something about. I'm hoping ya'll can help. I've attached some photos...

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I saw these under all my doors but I can't tell what purpose they serve? Anyone know?

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I've been told this is some sort of diagnostic connector but I was curious to know if this should have some sort of cover. Would sure look a bit more finished if it did.

Anyway appreciate any additional info. :)
 

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The clips are definitely of unknown origin. Like Mazda3Silver5Dr said (and I'm referencing him a lot lately!) they don't appear to hold the door panels - they're much lower on the lip of the doors. They just seem very out of place - I don't think I've ever seen anything like them on any vehicle I've owned. It's a mystery to me...

As for the port - again I just wish there was a cover just so dust, lint, cigarette tobacco, hair, whatever just doesn't get clogged up there and screw something up. I already have a navel of my own to clean without having to clean one on the car! :p
 

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Mobile said:
Actually, those clips are like mini-drains. Take a closer look, and you will notice the little black flap in the middle of the clip acts like a drain when there is water in your door (it flaps open).
This is what I love about this board! Learn me something new everyday! Thanks! :D
 

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vaBooM said:
Odd, mine dont have them. A rubber seal runs almost the whole length of the bottom of the door.
That's odd... :? I doubt that this is a regional thing - maybe take another look at all your doors at the very bottom - I've got them on all four of my doors. I, too have the rubber seal, but the clips are there as well, they should be fairly visible, nothing to have to move outta the way or anything...
 

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LeeLee said:
If that is a drain-hole cover, which it looks increasingly likely to be, it is the most engineered drain hole cover I've ever seen. Can we port, polish, and blue-print that sucker for better flow?
You crack me up, man! :lol:

Next thing you know people will be putting neon on them!
 
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