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Old 16th October 2007, 13:37   #1
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I am wondering, can we add glove box cooler in car? Can you add this to indigo/SX4 ? I seen one in indigo XL. This helps to keep cold drinks, water cool.
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Old 16th October 2007, 13:51   #2
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A cheaper solution is to get a thermocol box used to tansport certain medicines. The box that I have is 1.5'X 2' X 1.5 ft which I bought from a market at Rs.50. Just add a few ice cubes and there you go, you can easily put beer bottles, softdrinks etc and will cool for 6 to 8 hrs. So you have a "carme bar" .
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Some opel cars had something similar me thinks. That being said, the zimble solution by abhilash is unbeatable
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ya Optra has it and i think even Aveo has it but not sure about aveo
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Old 16th October 2007, 15:53   #5
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Not for the glovebox, but there are several aftermarket small fridges that you can tuck away in the trunk. Or behind the front seat. Check with your local accessory shop.

It will be difficult to add a cooling duct to a glove box that didnt have it from factory. Even if you do add it, I am not sure how efficient it will be.
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Old 16th October 2007, 16:00   #6
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There are also coolers available in the market that you can connect to a the ciggy lighter socket in your car and cool stuff in it. These coolers are usually big.

If you are the D-I-Y kind then the way to do it would be to figure out how the A/C is routed to blow through the vents at the front and circumvent one to blow cold air in the glove box. You should also rig a louver like the one found in Volvo Buses or the airplanes that can shut off flow completely to the vent hole so that you can shut it down when you don't want it to cool the glove box.

VW Jetta had this as a prominent feature and ran an ad (in the US) showing how a couple of guys buy sushi and put it in the cooled glove compartment.
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Old 16th October 2007, 23:03   #7
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The Opel Astra has similar fitment. A small vent ( it can be closed too ) is provided in the glove box. But cooling is not to the extent of keeping drinks etc cool for a long time.

D-I-Y such a thing is difficult but possible if and only if you know someone who knows AC setup ( piping, vents etc ) of your car thoroughly.
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A much simpler solution is done by me and is running fine till now. Of course it doesnt cool your cans but definitely keeps those choclates and ice cream cups from turning into slush even on the hottest of the days. Also a cooled can stays cooler longer than what it could ahve been if left out in the open. I ahve routed a small plastic pipe from the floor vents into the glove box and drilled a small circular hole to let the air in. The sides of the glove box have been covered with a metallic silver film wrap that keeps the temperatures cooler than the plastic walls.
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Brilliant. That's the best, most practical, "mod" I ever heard!

Much less imaginatively... I keep meaning to buy a thermocool box to keep in the back.
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A much simpler solution is done by me and is running fine till now. Of course it doesnt cool your cans but definitely keeps those choclates and ice cream cups from turning into slush even on the hottest of the days. Also a cooled can stays cooler longer than what it could ahve been if left out in the open. I ahve routed a small plastic pipe from the floor vents into the glove box and drilled a small circular hole to let the air in. The sides of the glove box have been covered with a metallic silver film wrap that keeps the temperatures cooler than the plastic walls.
Nice mod, Friend. It will be of great help, If You can post some pics of the mod, If possible from different angles. Also, what is metallic silver film wrap??
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I also endorse the idea of adding a small duct into the glove bax. This is the case in the vehicles listed.
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Thanks. The pictures already exist in my mod thread. here is the link.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...a-dsc01099.jpg
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...a-dsc01100.jpg

These however show it as the first test. I shall post the latest complete set of pictures later in the day.

Last edited by GTO : 20th July 2010 at 10:51. Reason: Removing links to your personal computer. You need to upload the pictures :)
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Old 22nd July 2010, 00:28   #13
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The glove box cooling in i20 is pathetic. Not even cools as the bottle put over the dash. Dont know why HML claims this as an additional feature.
Am now fixed a bottle holder in front of right side ac vent. cools multy times better than GB.
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