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Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by izakjbrt » 23 Apr 2018 18:39

Hi guys , I see in the patrol manual that there is the optional extra of a “cooler” in the Centre arm rest. Basically a switch that allows the aircon (according to the manual the front aircon must be on) to blow cool air into the container.

Has anyone checked if you could do it manually. Maybe everything is “almost” there , they just need to be connected and vents created .

Anyone tried this or know of?

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Re: Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by SJC » 23 Apr 2018 19:57

My 4.5 GRX also got the aircon controls on the back of the centre console, but the aircon must be switched on for it work. It just there to activate/deactivate the rear aircon vents, this can also be done from the front "control". By pressing the button on the right. (not sure how much differences there is between the 4.5 and 4.8's).
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Re: Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by Tinus lotz » 23 Apr 2018 20:29

Some of the uae models has cooler that works of the ac the ones we get dont have it

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Re: Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by iandvl » 23 Apr 2018 20:33

Fanus, Izak is not talking about the aircon in the back of the truck, but in the centre console (arm rest thing between driver and front passanger seat). Literally, a cool box at the front.

Izak - you are correct. Owners guide does mention something of this, but I have never seen one in practice, and can only assume that specific model variation never found its way to ZA.

That said, I will dig through the manuals and see what the differences are. But I am preparing for an epic trip (epic, by my proportions - not quite Botswana Explorer route stuff) so it isn't going to happen immediately...

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Re: Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by SJC » 23 Apr 2018 21:30

iandvl wrote:
23 Apr 2018 20:33
Fanus, Izak is not talking about the aircon in the back of the truck, but in the centre console (arm rest thing between driver and front passanger seat). Literally, a cool box at the front.
:doh: ok sorry my bad... :redface:

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Re: Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by offroadbiker » 24 Apr 2018 08:49

Just put a Fridge / freezer in there, speak to Tinus he got me mine, It work 100% never need to get out of the vehicle to get a cold one :thumbup:
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Re: Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by izakjbrt » 24 Apr 2018 11:03

offroadbiker wrote:
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Just put a Fridge / freezer in there, speak to Tinus he got me mine, It work 100% never need to get out of the vehicle to get a cold one :thumbup:
But which one will fit? I had a weaco thermo electric in my Navara , and it fit perfectly. But yes also to mention, on the Navara I used climate control all the time. Bringing the temp down for the thermo cooler to use. But the patrol on the other hand, I try to aim at least for 3km to the liter and with climate control that is just a pipe dream

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Re: Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by Rhett » 24 Apr 2018 11:30

izakjbrt wrote:
24 Apr 2018 11:03
offroadbiker wrote:
24 Apr 2018 08:49
Just put a Fridge / freezer in there, speak to Tinus he got me mine, It work 100% never need to get out of the vehicle to get a cold one :thumbup:
But which one will fit? I had a weaco thermo electric in my Navara , and it fit perfectly. But yes also to mention, on the Navara I used climate control all the time. Bringing the temp down for the thermo cooler to use. But the patrol on the other hand, I try to aim at least for 3km to the liter and with climate control that is just a pipe dream
You'll soon get used to it and get ±6km/l. :thumbup:
Interested in the fridge which will fit in the center though, watching this thread.
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Re: Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by graham1 » 24 Apr 2018 11:33

izakjbrt wrote:
24 Apr 2018 11:03
I try to aim at least for 3km to the liter and with climate control that is just a pipe dream
That is extremely heavy consumption.
You should be getting at least 5, sometimes even 6.

Best to get that checked out

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Re: Cooler in the Centre arm console

Post by offroadbiker » 24 Apr 2018 11:46

the 11/12L from Snowmaster fits between the two front seats,
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