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It's the 'axle' for one of the pedals, probably the clutch. The groove is
for a retaining clip, which should also find in there somewhere, then again
maybe not (that's why the pin fell out - no clip)... Yes, they are related
and yes, whoever replaced the pedal is an idiot.
At 06:04 PM 9/14/1998 , Osman Parvez was inspired to say:
> Hi folks,
> I was getting out of my car today and noticed something on the
> near the pedals. I pick it up..it's a pin. No, not a needle but a pin
> diameter slightly smaller than a dime! One end has a groove, the other end
> is thick to prevent it from slipping out.
> Since my pedals appear to operating normally, I can't figure out where this
> pin came from without taking apart the entire underside of the dash.
> I'd been hearing a "pop" kind of noise when I release the clutch, ever
> I had the new pedal installed. Then suddenly...it was gone (The noise). And
> now this pin appears from nowhere. Could the two incidents be related?
> ARGH! I'm supposed to drive to DC on Thursday! I also don't have any
> work on the car from now till then. The pedals appear to be functioning
> normally though.
> Any ideas guys before I give in and see a my friends at the shop?
88 90Q - <insert pithy witticism here>
88 Golf GTi - PRO Rally