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Cars with front console cupholder cooler, youre robbing your face of cold air!
Published by MontegoChris
08-24-2014
Cars with front console cupholder cooler, youre robbing your face of cold air!

So I didnt do a DIY, but the other day while driving with my center console out I noticed a ton of cold air coming out of two tubes directly under the dash (basically where the front ashtray/oddments tray will be. On a whim will sitting at a red light I covered both tubes with my hands, and wouldnt you know it the air coming out of the top vents very noticeably got way more aggressive.
After brainstorming for a bit I remembered I had some upholstery foam in the garage, so I proceed to trim some and simply plug these tubes up, and then re-install my center console.
I am very happy with the results, as previously even on max cool I have never been that impressed with the blower motor efficiency of my E92...Now I am very impressed.
Moral of the story is that unless you are constantly cooling beverages in that front console, do this mod and be happy and a few degrees cooler for the remainder of the summer months.
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By WilliamS on 08-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Those tubes are suppose to be connected to the rear air vents.
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By makkan00 on 08-25-2014, 09:12 AM
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Those tubes are suppose to be connected to the rear air vents.
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And on their way to rear air is used to make your drink cold.
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By MontegoChris on 08-26-2014, 12:00 AM
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Oh Ive deleted those for the oddments tray long ago, I mean come on Ill be scraping along if I were to put people in the back.
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By AWDBooSTIn90 on 09-14-2014, 03:51 PM
My a/c is too cold to leave on max for too long lol
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By MontegoChris on 09-26-2014, 10:31 PM
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My a/c is too cold to leave on max for too long lol
Dang, youve got it rough!
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