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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hello! and a few miscellaneous questions

Hi there, I've acquired a new (to me) automatic 06 just a few weeks ago and have spent just about all my free time researching things to do to it. I figured it's about time I register and say hello!

This is my daily driver so I'm wondering about a few modifications to make the interior a little more useful. (sorry if any of this is easily found, I have spent a while looking)

Make better use of all the space around the lock/unlock button and window switches? This seems like a perfect place for my phone if it were shaped/arranged differently.

Use the existing 'dead' button next to lock/unlock as a button? My garage door opener would be perfect here. I did see this on/off switch but it seems a bit pricy: JHP on/off switch
Does anyone know of pictures of this switch installed? I'm having a hard time imagining it from the image.

Replace ashtray with the original cubby? My GTO apparently came with the 'smokers package' and as I don't smoke, I'm thinking that I might find the original cubby more useful but haven't been able to find any information on this part.

Steering wheel extension? edit: I didn't realize the steering wheel telescoped.

And I'm interested in any other suggestions that I may have missed. I've already installed the almost free aux-in, turned up the gain on the stock subs, and replaced the blown rear side speakers. Currently I'm looking into replacing the stock subs with some inexpensive eights.

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make sure you check that wheel...it may feel tight but it moves in and out as well as up and down (tilt AND telescoping)...as a tall guy myself, I agree that the wheel won't get perfect for us but it isn't too bad...

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Wow, thanks. I knew the original owner of this car and have spent a fair amount of time driving it, I can't believe we never found that it telescoped!
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glad it helped...I thought the same thing when I first bought mine and then one day while tilting the wheel, I pulled and it moved...very tight but it moved...enjoy!

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I've never needed to telescope mine but I recall reading in the manual that it works that way.

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Get rid of the smokers package and the cubby that will be there is a great spot for your phone and wallet.

As far as the switch price, it is WAY overpriced. Get used to grabbing you ankles though... GTO tax sucks.
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If you look in the back part of the center console there is a rectangle rubber piece that comes out and fits over the cup holders.I like it because its not permanent and can be used when you want.
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Contract Bohnman (WestCoastSpeed) for an AUX input on your stock radio, it's pretty neat if you listen to music off your phone etc.

Edit: Just realized you have this.

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JHP Sport Gauges
Billet HVAC Knobs

I think these pieces add a nice little touch to the interior.

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I do too but have you priced the gauges lately...ouch!
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