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Does anyone know if it is possible to put a grab handle on the drivers side windshield pillar similar to the one on the passenger side? There was a handle on my Envoy and I really got use to having it.
 

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You mean the "holy sh*t bar"? :p I didn't know that they ever had those for the driver's side. I always thought they were strictly for the passengers to hold on to due to my driving skills.
 

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Don't know about your driving skills (LOL) but as I stated before, I had one on my Envoy. Having a bad back, it really helped getting out of the vehicle.
 

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TMMAR said:
Don't know about your driving skills (LOL) but as I stated before, I had one on my Envoy. Having a bad back, it really helped getting out of the vehicle.
I can understand that. My mom has a bad hip and knee. She always uses that grab handle to get in and out of the vehicle. Once in a while, she'll make a grab for it while I'm driving... :angel:
 

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Don't know about your driving skills (LOL) but as I stated before, I had one on my Envoy. Having a bad back, it really helped getting out of the vehicle.
TMMAR, what year is your Envoy? My wife has an '04, but no driver side handle ???
 

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My Envoy was an '02 SLT.
 

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I saw a cheesey commercial yesterday for the Honda Odyssey - a couple was driving (minus kids) on a windy road and the woman was grabbing onto the passenger grab bar in mock fear. They were trying to make it seem like it was fun to drive - they're not fooling anyone!
 

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Shellbell,
What, you never saw a hot Odyssey before?? Me neither!! ;)
 

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My other half calls it the "HSD Bar" "Honey, SLOW DOWN!"
 

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TMMAR said:
Shellbell,
What, you never saw a hot Odyssey before?? Me neither!! ;)
lol thats funny.
 

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its alsmost as bad is the "hippie" commercal saying the van is back. The honda odd thang (what i call it) it a poor excuse for the chevy s20 van.
the song is wierd to and then the hippie backround.
 

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We call it the "Jesus Strap."

I, too, wondered why they didn't put one on the driver's side too. Our Audi Allroad that the Acadia replaced had above the window-mounted "Jesus straps" at all 4 doors.
 

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Acadia4VA-WV said:
We call it the "Jesus Strap."
Very funny. Reminds me of when we were in Colorado last summer driving down a curvy mountain road at a 45 degree angle and I started singing "Jesus take the wheel" to my husband's amusement.
 

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not my most favorite song by carrie underwood. I like Before he Cheats. Kinda keeps me inline :thumb: ;D
 

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There's an airbag in the front drivers side a pillar so you probably can't put a handle on it. On the passenger side the airbag is in the handle itself.
 

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Do you know if the airbag actually in the handle or is it just somewhere near that area?
 

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TMMAR said:
Do you know if the airbag actually in the handle or is it just somewhere near that area?
If you are talking about the passenger side, then I would say it looks as though the airbag comes out of the plug in the handle. It's just a guess.

It could be that the whole panel that covers the pillar breaks away, but I personally don't think so. That would make the grab handle only attached to the plastic cover and that would be a rather weak connection for something that is meant to be strong.
 

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i think that it just lets you know an air bag is there. But when/ if the air bag goes of the entire piller is going to remove.
 

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Rollin'Thunder,
That was what I was thinking also and why I thought that maybe a grab handle could be put on the drivers side as well.
 

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I know how to find out. Anyone want to try it? LOL!! :confused:
 
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