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Cooled Glovebox Question

I am told the glove box in the Civic is cooled so you can keepy things like chocolate bars etc cooled during car journeys.

Is this function always switched on?

Does it only cool the glovebox when you have the aircon on then?

If I have the heater on blowing hot air, dows hot air get blown into the glovebox?

Hope someone can answer my questions!
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There is a rounded thing (ops i don't remember how to say in english) internally in the upper place of the glove box and if you turn it counter clockwise it will open a hole that give exactly the same air that you had set in the heater. So if you want cold air in the glove box you must turn AC on and set lower temperatures.
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the glove box has a vent at the top which you open when you want to cool or warm up the glove box or leave it shut if you don't want to alter the temperature.
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Brilliant thanks!
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A bit of a con (sorry for the pun) really. Useful but in reality just redirected flow from the aircon.
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Spile your full of Hot Air.......I want Cold Air to keep my Chocolate cool!
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having not tried this function (chocolate that hangs around long enough to get put into a glovebox?!) - for those of us with dual zone air con, which side does it vent from?

Would the wife's chocolate melt if she has her side on 25 and I have mine on 20?
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I had ice cream in mine for about 30 minutes the other day, it was really hot outside and the ice cream stayed frozen
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I had ice cream in mine for about 30 minutes the other day, it was really hot outside and the ice cream stayed frozen

such a good car the civic
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such a good car the civic

Actually smartie pants - one of the things that I listed (amongst others) as liking the car was the cooled glovebox
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I had ice cream in mine for about 30 minutes the other day, it was really hot outside and the ice cream stayed frozen
What did you have ice cream in your glovebox for TC, surely its better in your freezer, bit of a long walk from the living room to get a bowl full!!!
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It's handy on hot days when the air con is pumping out cool air, but it's more of a novelty than anything else, I've never really used it much to be honest although it does keep my Oakleys nice and cool!
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I can see in the summer when we pile off down the coast that the glovebox will be loaded with cans of pop and bars of chocolate being suitably chilled.
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Actually smartie pants - one of the things that I listed (amongst others) as liking the car was the cooled glovebox
......AND YOU CAN'T BEAT COOLED GLOVES ON A HOT DAY!


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Did we establish then, that the air in the glovebox comes out at the same temperature of the passengers side? On cars with dual Zone?

Therefore, Charles, you could have warmed gloves?

- Good I suppose for takeaways, if this is the case..
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A passenger could always put their feet in there on a cold day when it's blowing warm
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Well, for me it's useful over summer as I usually keep a bottle of water there
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Good for keeping ones GnT nice and cool!!!
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Spile your full of Hot Air.......I want Cold Air to keep my Chocolate cool!
Then better get an automotive cooling box with an accumulator, what if you have to leave the car for 2 hours in summer?
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Then better get an automotive cooling box with an accumulator, what if you have to leave the car for 2 hours in summer?
I'm sure like everything else once it has been cooled down it will take time to get back to a 'normal temp' just like if you kept the glovebox warm it would take time to cool down.

I'm sure that if you were keeping something cool in the glovebox and left it off for 2 hours it would be alright, but maybe not so good for keeping something frozen if left off for a couple of hours.

As summer has passed I cannot give an update on if you can leave it two hours with chocolate in it and it still be cold, however I will be able to next year as my Dad is determined to try it out!

His first recation to the car was, that version has the refrigated glovebox. Means you can keep chocolate in it. Em no Dad, I don't even want a glovebox and its not getting filled with useless stuff!
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