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Old 07-23-2006, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sunglasses compartment heating up

For the past week or so my Sunglass Compartment has been heating up a lot, I think the temperature is atleast 55-60 C. Is this normal? Its cool at start as the cars engine warms up the compartment starts heating up also. Also the 'pop-out hole' in the temperature gauge (computer) is also quite hot. Any reasons for this.

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Mine has always been quite hot. I have had teh car for two years and haven't had any problems related to tat heat.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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same with mine, of course your transmission is quite close to that part of the floor, mine is quite hot as well, but have always kinda just played it off.
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Normal. Heat is coming from transmission.
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