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The Real Reason Why Old Toyota Sequoias Have Five Sunglasses Holders: COTD

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If you hop into an old Toyota Sequoia without a sunroof, you might notice something rather bizarre. On the ceiling is a panel that has not just one, but five compartments presumably to store sunglasses into. Many cars have just one sunglasses holder if they even have one at all, so what gives? Why do these SUVs have five of these compartments?

Jason tried finding out the answer, and came out of the other end with even more questions. At first, Toyota told him it must have been an aftermarket accessory. When he pointed out that it has to be factory, Toyota couldn’t give an answer as to the existence of this feature.

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Don’t worry, because our commenters fill in the gaps. Like this one from Classic and Clunker:

So, you’re saying there’s something ‘shady’ about the multiple sunglass holders..

Dangerous_Daveo made me giggle with this one:

1. Driving glasses polarised.
2. Driving glasses non polarised
3. Dusk glasses
4. Going out glasses
5. Reading glasses
6. Safety glasses
7. Safety goggles
8. Welding mask

Honestly, that’s surely bare minimum. Why does it only have 5!?

As did Aardvark775:

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The base model with no moonroof was meant to be sold to government agencies. The assumption was that five government agents could fit in the vehicle and they all would need a receptacle for their government issued sunglasses.

Finally, Torch wrote about four new Nissan concepts. The cars are cool, but I can’t get enough of this comment from the fitting username Jatco Xtronic CVT:

The EV marks the end of the tried and true, proven, reliable, smooth, and efficient Jatco CVT. These cars are terrible for their omission of such a refined and capable component.

Have a great evening everyone!

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Sklooner
Sklooner
1 month ago

I have 3 pair of glasses- regular progressive ones, sunglasses and then progressive sunglasses, I was tired of not being able to read things when I wore my sunglasses, but the regular sunglasses are super tinted so you can practically weld while wearing them

Dangerous_Daveo
Dangerous_Daveo
1 month ago

Well, I’ve peaked.

Balloondoggle
Balloondoggle
1 month ago

Did you leave off beer goggles as a 5th Amendment thing, or just forget to include them?

Dumb Shadetree
Dumb Shadetree
1 month ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

No need to store those; they are worn 24/7.

Dangerous_Daveo
Dangerous_Daveo
1 month ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

I tend to keep those in the uber 😉

And yeah, no 5th amendment loophole bs in Aussie.

Mechjaz
Mechjaz
1 month ago

I feel like this is especially poignant as some sparks hit my regular-ass glasses and melted several little points almost center in my field of view. I wish I had goggles I trusted. I had sparks getting past them and hitting me in the face and eyelids anyway, sigh. I did most of my grinding with them on, but took them off before finding one little last thing I wanted to grind down. I’m about to need a face shield anyway so maybe that’s the move.

***gross eye story***

One time I got a legitimate spark embedded in my eye. It was sticking out, and when I looked in a direction, it moved with it, and I could feel inside my eyelid when I blinked or closed my eyes.

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
1 month ago
Reply to  Mechjaz

A dot of soldier on a friend’s older brother’s safety glasses when I was 10ish made a deep impression, so the only time I’ve ever had an issue, it was a tiny piece of cellophane from a cigarette pack: that cost me $140 in the 90s when I finally went to an ophthalmologist after 3 days of increasing irritation.

I put my safety glasses on before I go out the door each morning—and have them in each car’s tool kit. I like to read way too much to take chances.

Cut gloves & eye protection are relatively cheap—and they have saved me many a time. Note that even level 4 cut gloves will not stop a wasp from stinging you, though

Mechjaz
Mechjaz
1 month ago
Reply to  TOSSABL

oooh, solder

I was gonna say holy shit that’s a dark story. (not picking on spelling I swear, it just looped me for a second)

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
1 month ago
Reply to  Mechjaz

Oof. Yeah, that would be dark!
-sorry: that’s one of those words I have the wrong spelling for fixed in my brain. Always get it wrong

Terr_d
Terr_d
1 month ago
Reply to  Mechjaz

I once got a piece of metal in my eye while wearing proper wrap-around safety glasses. I was laying on my back dremeling a rounded/stuck bolt head.

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
1 month ago
Reply to  Terr_d

I’ve had bits of metal bounce off my upper cheek into my eye even with safety glasses on. I use actual goggles when I break out the angle grinder now

Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff
1 month ago

I didn’t comment on the other article, but i had a 2004 Ford F-150 that had these kind of roof-mounted cubbies as an option. They also sold fitted items to go in them such as first aid kits. I imagine it’s the same with the Toyota version.

Dogisbadob
Dogisbadob
1 month ago

Will there be an Altima EV that can take hundreds of thousands of miles being driven at full throttle with the battery at 2%? 😛

Toecutter
Toecutter
1 month ago
Reply to  Dogisbadob

There should be. The base model should do 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds and top out at 200 mph, with a sub-$30k MSRP. And they should be sold to every intoxicated 70-IQ nincompoop with a sub-400 FICO score.

I want to live in that world.

Mechjaz
Mechjaz
1 month ago
Reply to  Toecutter

If you do end up living in that world, you won’t for long.

Toecutter
Toecutter
1 month ago
Reply to  Mechjaz

Just imagine what the street takeover scene would look like! And the random police chases!

George CoStanza
George CoStanza
1 month ago
Reply to  Toecutter

Florida welcomes you, Sir!

Toecutter
Toecutter
1 month ago
IRegertNothing, Esq.
IRegertNothing, Esq.
1 month ago
Reply to  Dogisbadob

An EV Altima sounds great! With the owners no longer buying gas, they can budget in brakes and tires and- HAHAHAHA! Sorry, I couldn’t keep a straight face any longer. They’ll still be careening through traffic on bald space saver donuts and brakes so worn out they could barely stop a tricycle.

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