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My guess, since you did not post a picture, is that it is for the towing hook to screw into.
 
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Thanks for the pic, I am pretty sure that is for the tow hook attachment. If you open the flap, usually it is attached so it won't drop off once open, you should see a threaded hole about 1/2 inch in diameter going into the frame or other member. Normally there is a similar one on the front bumper. :cool:
 
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Thanks again for your reply...Greatly appreciated!

Thanks for the pic, I am pretty sure that is for the tow hook attachment. If you open the flap, usually it is attached so it won't drop off once open, you should see a threaded hole about 1/2 inch in diameter going into the frame or other member. Normally there is a similar one on the front bumper. :cool:
 

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Most welcome dolfanlon. :cool:
 
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Thanks for the pic, I am pretty sure that is for the tow hook attachment. If you open the flap, usually it is attached so it won't drop off once open, you should see a threaded hole about 1/2 inch in diameter going into the frame or other member. Normally there is a similar one on the front bumper. :cool:
I've read somewhere that the European delivered cars require a tow hook and think you are right that the access door is for that purpose. There's even a place in the Styrofoam panel above the battery to store one. I have our rear lower fascia removed and don't see anywhere where you could screw in a tow eye though. Looks like the U.S. delivered cars don't have this feature.

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Thanks for the response Rich....

I've read somewhere that the European delivered cars require a tow hook and think you are right that the access door is for that purpose. There's even a place in the Styrofoam panel above the battery to store one. I have our rear lower fascia removed and don't see anywhere where you could screw in a tow eye though. Looks like the U.S. delivered cars don't have this feature.

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That is my understanding. US cars don't have the threaded connector behind the panel, that is only for export cars. Therefore no need to supply the hook.
 

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Correct, the Corvettes going overseas get a tow hook. Our U.S. Corvettes don't get them. My Subaru has one. Hope I never need it. Eight inches of new snow and it's still coming down! :(
 
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