Highline overhead cubby hole

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Oldrat, 14 Aug 2017.

  1. Oldrat

    Oldrat Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I love my T6, but there are just oneor two things that really let it down.:rolleyes:

    The plastic cubby hole, the one encompassing the interior roof light is not only pi55 poor quality, but to me, appears pretty useless. :mad:

    It has a storage slot which has no use that I can think of, save to keep a packet of wet wipes in, because they don't rattle around, and I wont get sued if they hit someone when they fall out.

    What do you keep in yours?

    Is there a worthwhile replacement upgrade available?

    Or are you very happy to ignore it? :D
  2. Colinlp

    Colinlp Senior Member T6 Guru

    I find it's perfect, in fact an exact fit for the same volume of air, as an ex diver I value a reserve air supply!
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  3. Oldrat

    Oldrat Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru


    I have underseat storage for spare air, plus five pressurised units too. :p
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  4. 8balladdict

    8balladdict Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Pro

    I've never put anything in there yet...is pretty pointless. As are the two in the centre console next to the gear leaver thingy....and the stoopid cup holders....and the glove box which just about fits a packet of crisps in. Thinking about it, the whole dash seems to of been thrown together without much thought really.

    I'd be interested in additional uses or retrofits.....
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  5. Nickdaw

    Nickdaw Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Pro

    I put my phone in it, out of the way.
    I put a piece of thin rubber matting so phone dosnt slip about
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  6. Rob Buchan

    Rob Buchan Member

    I keep my user manual/folder in there, sticks out a bit but does not fall out!
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  7. GJH

    GJH Member T6 Pro

    Me too re phone use and anti slip mat
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  8. Jonny

    Jonny 204PS/Highline/Kombi/LWB/T32 VIP Member T6 Guru

    Trade cards, fuel cards in a stick back clear wallet. Perfect space for it as no one can see in there.
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  9. Mojo80

    Mojo80 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Not sure if the T6 one is the same size as the T5 one, but in the latter people have unscrewed the plastic inner and used it to hold a Bose speaker

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  10. Jonny

    Jonny 204PS/Highline/Kombi/LWB/T32 VIP Member T6 Guru

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  11. Alan Croft

    Alan Croft Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Liking that idea. We put tablets (ibuprofen, paracetamol etc) up there. Everything else flies out!! Liking the speaker though
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  12. PukkaT6

    PukkaT6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I have the soundlink mini so halfway there ha
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  13. Ed Webb

    Ed Webb Webber VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    I put my wallet in it. The Mrs hasn't found it since.
  14. PukkaT6

    PukkaT6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I have a suicidal Batman on mine

  15. singletonbuilder

    singletonbuilder New Member

    Yes ! Relay ugly & useless piece of-plastic C--p, Brought a caravelle unit to replace it ! didn't realize there would be so much difference to all the electrical connections/alarm inside the new unit, so unable to fit at the moment (poor design)
    unless your a wizard with electrics 1
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  16. Sjacko20

    Sjacko20 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Love it!! Just picked ours up yesterday and wondered what the rectangular blanking piece underneath the cubby is hiding or what vw option is fitted in its place?
    Think the cubby will be wallet or phone storage. So many odd small cubbys in the dash and don't understand the tiny opening glovebox that won't even fit the manual in!! The whole dash will require creative thinking to maximise useage of storage.
  17. Stripy

    Stripy Member T6 Pro

    We keep one of the small square box of tissues in ours.
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  18. mopardave

    mopardave 150 Kombi Manual VIP Member T6 Legend

    I keep one of those little plastic storage box's (minus the lid cos then it wouldn't fit!) in mine for loose change and a wallet with some emergency funds. I couldn't believe what an ergonomic slum the dash is......I've never owned a vehicle with nowhere on the dash big enough to store the service book/owners manuals FFS! I love my van.....but, VW really didn't think about the (standard) dash......frankly, it's sh*t! This winter, I'm planning on making myself some more storage box's to match the one I put between the front seats.
  19. DaveBos

    DaveBos Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    As a few people have said before, it keeps my interior nice and tidy and free from clutter as there is nowhere to store anything. I hide my cigarettes in the overhead hole from my wife, not really a smoker anymore but like the odd one or two.
  20. Buggirl

    Buggirl Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I use it for putting the key in and my glasses and phone when sleeping in it of course. I think it's handy!

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