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OK, I give up. Dealer didn’t know, no mention in manual.
What is the intended use for that weird little covered compartment just aft of the phone charger area?
It has a silver handle. When open, there is a weird texture on the cover.
It sort of implied it would hold coins but the texture grooves aren’t deep enough to do that (I had a proper change holder in my Frontier).
I can’t get a phone to quite fit or stand upright in the hole.
It seems a little deep and tight to be a useful change holder.
So what are you using it for?
 

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I don't use it at all. I've seen on some manuals that it's listed as an ashtray.

The sales person told me it was a business card holder, although I've never used it for that or even tried hahaha.
 

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Ok, ashtray makes sense once you remove the rubber thing. Thanks. Not planning to take up smoking, but good to know.
 

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But there's an actual trash bin for that!
Yes, I wasn't referring to the trash can module further back, but thanks for that. I think goatsweater nailed it with the pointer to the actual accessory item, but you all can use it how you please and sounds like there are lots of options.
 

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I'm changing my reply
It's an ashtray.

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Unfortunately it could have been designed differently for other stuff or provide more functional options such as Phone stand etc

I mean statistically, what % of drivers smoke in the car to grant a design just to accommodate an ashtray ? Where else 100% of drivers has 1) phone 2)cash/coins etc
 

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I suspect the % of smokers in EV drivers differs significantly from drivers of gas cars or cars in general, at least in the U.S. I use that compartment to hold my phone upright. It works great for that.
 

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I have a larger phone -- Pixel 3XL -- which doesn't fit in this "ashtray", so mine is holding a screen cleaner wipe. Which actually needs to be folded nicely to keep the cover from popping open.,
 

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A hard tug worked for me. It is tight.
Hard tug worked 👍🏻 I thought about leaving it out since my iPhone XR with Otterbox case doesn’t find. But I’m leaving it in place because I think my phone would slip off the Qi charger more than it does already.
 
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