• Sorry if this isn't in the right area as I am still finding my way round the forum.
    Can any of you tell me what this red thing is I have seen in photos of some of the cars for sale? Is it important (as I've seen more than a few without it)?
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  • That is a flare, required to be carried by law in japan as their version of the warning triangle. they aren't meant to be left in the cars when they are shipped but very occasionally they are forgotten and turn up in the car in the uk. Most folks replace them witha torch outside Japan.

  • How interesting! Thanks for that!