So in my new vehicle, there is this thing on the dashboard that says "Type 43". It had me puzzled for a good week and a half before I decided to do some internet research on it. The way that the "Type 43" is displayed it looks like it is a error message or some kind of display telling you to check something. I did look through my jeep manual, but it mentioned nothing of the sort. I also consulted with other people as to what this could mean, but nobody had any good ideas. Of course my brother and I made our own guesses:
- You have to be in the car 43 minutes before the airbags work
- The car will self destruct in 43 minutes
- You have to be at least 43 years old to survive a car crash.
- Etc, Etc, Etc
But in actuallity it is the name of the dashboard panel components? How stupid. Why not just put "Dashboard Type 43" or something like that? I thought something was wrong with my car right from the dealership. I had my bitch all charging up and it was ready to go apeshit on someone.
Anyway, here is the article in case you wanted to read it: It is the holy grail of Type 43 information.