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Hi all. 馃憢 I鈥檓 new here. Just got a FE this week and noticed this space in the rear hatch door. What goes here? Wondering if I鈥檓 missing something or if this is intended for some add-on accessory? Haven鈥檛 had any luck figuring this out from the web or user manual so turning to the experts!
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Thank you, cpa! Mystery solved!
 

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Welcome to the forum ID.4intheBurg and also to your FE !!

We in the USA have no clue as to why we don't get this encased-triangle, but fortunately the aftermarket provides a way forward.


We also don't get the reversible screwdriver in our universal foam tool holder. 馃し鈥嶁檪锔

Take a look at the stickied threads in particular as much good such info. And this latest insight:
 

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Welcome to the forum ID.4intheBurg and also to your FE !!

We in the USA have no clue as to why we don't get this encased-triangle, but fortunately the aftermarket provides a way forward.


We also don't get the reversible screwdriver in our universal foam tool holder. 馃し鈥嶁檪锔

Take a look at the stickied threads in particular as much good such info. And this latest insight:
Thanks for the welcome! Excited to be here and learn from everyone !
 

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Nor screwdrivers?

Yeah, I get that, I guess, but considering there's a gaping recess come on VW just throw it in there anyway.
The challenge with selling EU made cars in the US is that prices here are generally lower and the lower value of the dollar yields lower profits with doing business here ( the only thing that can make up for the lower margins are perhaps larger unit sales but VW does not have that here). This can be a reason for leaving out small items such as tools or triangles that are not required. In addition, many imported car have port applied items such as rubber mats and first aid kits to add some additional margin without the customer asking for them.
Years ago, VWs all came with a tool kit ( screw driver, wrench) but in those days VW could make some money selling cars in the US with a strong dollar and weaker DM. This overall picture today is one reason the Golf is now dead in the US. The Jetta is cheaper to produce (lower cost suspension, steering wheel, other interior components) and supply from Mexico.

Oh well......
 

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It is not easy to get in or out. The key is rotating the triangle fore or aft, I can never remember which way, but it clicks in fairly easily when you do. My 2019 Golf SW had a nice little click door, so much easier.

I ordered the triangle from AliExpress on November 10, 2021 and it arrived yesterday! Boy is it hard to get it into the space provided! I had use a putty knife to help without crushing the case.

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I ordered the triangle from AliExpress on November 10, 2021 and it arrived yesterday! Boy is it hard to get it into the space provided! I had use a putty knife to help without crushing the case.
 

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I ordered a 3D printed cover on Etsy and turned it into a storage area. I store my 7 to 4 pin adaptor for towing there and Dielectric Grease, two items I want in my vehicle but rarely will need to access.

 
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It is difficult to insert. It requires a longitudinal twisting motion. Just about the time you don't think it's going to fit it suddenly slides in and snaps into retention. Shouldn't require, and I wouldn't use, a putty knife or any other tool.
I ordered the triangle from AliExpress on November 10, 2021 and it arrived yesterday! Boy is it hard to get it into the space provided! I had use a putty knife to help without crushing the case.
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I ordered a 3D printed cover on Etsy and turned it into a storage area. I store my 7 to 4 pin adaptor for towing there and Dielectric Grease, two items I want in my vehicle but rarely will need to access.

Thanks! That's exactly the kind of use I was imagining when I was sitting in my trunk with calipers and a head lamp.
 

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It is difficult to insert. It requires a longitudinal twisting motion. Just about the time you don't think it's going to fit it suddenly slides in and snaps into retention. Shouldn't require, and I wouldn't use, a putty knife or any other tool.
The putty knife helped. Before that, I could see that the case was being crushed. I didn't want to further damage it.
 

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Could someone measure the triangle that fits in the recess? Cleaned out the CR-V to prepare for trade-in and the old VW triangle that I kept in my GTI, then migrated over, has a different part number.

000 093 057 - distributed by Votex GmbH.

If it'll fit in the recess, I'll put it there. Else I suppose this one goes in my husband's work car and I order another one that will fit.
 

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Could someone measure the triangle that fits in the recess? Cleaned out the CR-V to prepare for trade-in and the old VW triangle that I kept in my GTI, then migrated over, has a different part number.

000 093 057 - distributed by Votex GmbH.

If it'll fit in the recess, I'll put it there. Else I suppose this one goes in my husband's work car and I order another one that will fit.
It is 1-3/4 x 1-3/16 x 17, inches that is.
 
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