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WTF are those bumper dots for?  
05:41pm 02/05/2009
 
 
Benjamin
I've been noticing something strange on the rear bumpers of various cars lately. Four raised or recessed circles, evenly spaced across its length. They seem to be made of the same plastic as the bumper itself, and I have no idea what they are or what their purpose may be. I like to think I have a pretty comprehensive knowledge of all things automotive, having been a mechanic for a few years and general gear head for many more, but this has me stumped. Are they plugs for some sort of mounting system for attaching something to the bumper, maybe? That is the best I can come up with, and it makes no sense. I've seen them on several different makes and models, so they're not exclusive to any one car or car company. Perhaps a poorly concealed part of how the bumper is attached to the car? No, that's just  dumb. Any body else have any ideas? It's not an earth-shattering quandary, but it's bugging me.
 
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 boggyb
 
09:59pm 02/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Thomas
My guess is those are the ultrasonic rangefinders for parking radar.
 
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 kires
 
10:19pm 02/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Benjamin
::facepalm:: Of course! thanks.
 
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 rain_herself
 
11:06pm 02/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Rain
You know what always bugs me? Those stickers people have on their cars, that are like a dark circle with 2 or 3 white letters in them. Abbreviations for something, but I have no idea what. I've seen some, like VT and such, that could be state abbreviations, but they never match the license plates and not all of them are states, so I have no idea what they are. It always bothers me.
 
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 ladytinkerbelle
 
03:36pm 03/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Jessica Rose: como say llama
the stickers you are referring to are usually parking decals for whatever community or apartment complex the person lives in. i have such a thing on my car, but it's blue.
picword: como say llama
 
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 rain_herself
 
03:37pm 03/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Rain
THANK YOU!! That has been bothering me forever. :)
 
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 thryn
 
08:10am 05/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
still hung up on a lost cause
like these?

http://ypg.fapa.org/projects/tw_bumper_sticker
 
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 rain_herself
 
11:06pm 05/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Rain
Yes! Thank you! That makes more sense.
 
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 lilith42
 
03:06pm 04/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Lilith
See just how informative your blog can be to yourself and others lol
 
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