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Center Console - Cooler?

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Has anyone used the center console on the 04/05 as a cooler?

I noticed on the way home today that the little carpet comes out... and the inside is one piece moulded plastic with two easily sealable screw holes (can you say hot-melt glue)

With a long trip on my mind ... it got me thinking.... Cooler?
 

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I suppose so... Fortunatly before I dumped the first load of ice in, my wife asked "What about the cigarette lighter in there?" Boy that could have been a mess.

But that got me thinking of 12v peltiers and heat sinks...

It just never ends
 

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Ok----, now I have to ask a couple questions.
1. What is today's date?
2. Who is the current President of the United States?
 

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I think my center console is already very cool, 8). Ray Charles lives there--when he is not in the CD player.
 

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My thought...tiny leak, SKS oscillator dies--huge money loss....not worth it. Buy a little ice chest, velcro (hook part) on the bottom, stick it to the hump.
 

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We've already used the center console as a cooler, sort of. We put a half-gallon of milk in it when we were on our way to a play and the milk store was closing before the play ended, figuring it would stay cooler than if we just put it on the floor. And it did, probably...
 

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Well, we've already got a six-pack sized cooler left over from our hurricane evacs. I guess we'll stick to that as I've got no time left to experiment with scraps of above-ground-pool lining, and electric cooling.

2004 technology and still no soda dispenser... oh well at least I don't have to stick quarters in it to make it go.

:D
 

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I voted yes, 'cause I want to try to use those re-freezeable (sp?) paks in there! Maybe even in a ziplock bag to prevent condenstion from dripping. I'm guessing a few sodas would fit. 'Course, where is all the junk that's in there now going to go? I need my junk.
 

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Ok, the time has come for me to go on record as saying that I'm not responsible for any damage caused to your vehicle by my mindless ramblings.
 

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I bet with some charcoal briquettes you could grill in that console! I'll be happy to try it with your car. :wink:
 

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Actually Hep, I was thinking with Peltiers, you get a cold side and a hot side... Cold side for my beer, Hot side for your coffee...
 

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melgish said:
Actually Hep, I was thinking with Peltiers, you get a cold side and a hot side... Cold side for my beer, Hot side for your coffee...
Is it time for a new poll?
What is scarier:
:arrow: Hep on caffeine
:arrow: Melgish on beer

:lol: :D :shock: :wink:
 

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finman, that is a brilliant idea. Living in the desert, I am constantly looking for a way to keep a water bottle cool when I'm out running errands. If I leave one in the car for 1/2 hour it gets downright HOT. I'm going to try leaving a bottle in the center console compartment with an ice pack thingie. Maybe wrapped in a ziploc for extra protection. . .

I really do wish there was a little electric cooler built into the car.

And a small espresso machine.

And toaster for my pop tarts on the way to work.

Hm. . .
 

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I think my center console is already very cool, 8). Ray Charles lives there--when he is not in the CD player.
I'm glad Ray is still alive. I thought he would go to heaven, but if his spirit is in the center console of a Prius someplace, that is ok also. :D
 
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