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Glovebox 'coolbox'

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Andy Cody, 24 Oct 2016.

  1. chriscroft

    chriscroft 12 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Legend

    Too late now, I'm on a mission;);)
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  2. Caravellet6

    Caravellet6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Should also mention my brother in law refers to my velle as the ice cream van, maybe I should put in a Mr Whippy maker and retro fit sliding windows?
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  3. BiTurbo

    BiTurbo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Can give you some tips fella, use to build them
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  4. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad Senior Member T6 Guru

    Top Gear has been referring to its red and white Edition 6 as an ice cream van too.

    Well I never knew we had a cooled glovebox and that the mysterious bottle holder cooled too; thanks guys!!
  5. Andy Cody

    Andy Cody Member

    Wow, Chris that's excellent! I'm still convinced this can be a simple little mod for a Kombi / panel van one I work out where that pipe comes from. It's a shame Etka don't have any T6 schematics yet. It would make identifying parts so much easier!

    Thanks again (to everyone).
  6. Buggirl

    Buggirl Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    All of my other new VWs had it but haven't even checked my van o_O. I will have a look. Great thread!
  7. Chriswhit

    Chriswhit Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Hi guys , just collected my centre console bottle drinks holder , has anyone got parts numbers for the cooler pipe to the bottle holder , and were it connects up too.
  8. BiTurbo

    BiTurbo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I couldn't find it fella.
  9. Chriswhit

    Chriswhit Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Did you mean the pipe or where it connected to. Ill have a look at the dealer parts diagram or had you tried this already
    Could always cut a piece off my hose pipe and hot melt it in !!!
  10. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

    Have been on a mission for you guys trying to figure out this drinks bottle & glovebox cooler
    I have bought a couple parts but cant see how they go together, these three pieces link up and go from the rear of the centre bottle cooler back and up but there is no diagram to show where it connects and as i dont have the centre console i cant really go any further with it
    I know @BiTurbo & @carlg were looking at this.
    Is anyone interested in having these parts to see if we can figure it out ??
    The rigid pipe/foam surround presses on the opening on rear of bottle holder when it is closed, the pipe goes back then immediately to the right but the two other bits im not sure about fitment ??
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  11. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

    The suggestion when ordering was that they connect to central airbox in dash that distributes air to various outlets etc
    On parts diagram it seems to have several outlets/spigots on it but its hard to tell which are used and which are not ??
  12. BiTurbo

    BiTurbo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Tooling on standby.... Hold on tight...... I'm going in....
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  13. Stampie66

    Stampie66 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    IMG_1009.JPG Now might be a good time to look out for some sort of a connection for these pipes , will have a good look in the day light
  14. carlg

    carlg 204 DSG Highline Kombi MY17 VIP Member T6 Guru

    @Pauly ,are those pipes just for bottle holder or lower glove box aswell ?
  15. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi Highline VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    looks like someone has stole some of ya van for parts ! ................i can't stop shaking, what are you up to mate ? :uh run:
    Last edited: 19 Jan 2017
  16. Chriswhit

    Chriswhit Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    @Pauly went to VW vans Lancashire and spent 30 mins on the parts screen and still couldn't work out were the pipes connected too . When I was fitting the centre console I noticed a blanked off connector on the air box behind the lower glove compartment, so this might be where the pipe connects to .
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  17. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

    But at least you found that copy of the Lion King you dropped down the back of the seat :laugh:
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  18. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

    Im not 100% Carl, the plastic pipe is definitely the piece that runs away from bottle cooler as i looked at it on thoggs van when i met him the other day
    The other 2 pipes are shown on ETKA floating in space but are laid on the screen beside the initial plastic piece so my thought was that they all connected together but having looked through this thread again on the pic of the stripped vele glovebox earlier the short rubber pipe looks a bit like the one behind the glovebox running back and up so wondering now if the long one + plastic one is bottle cooler and short one plus another part is the glovebox ?

    The honest answer is i dont know but am confident these are part of one or both but it is possible there is a connector or coupler missing etc etc
  19. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

    This makes sense, my parts guy suggested there was a spare spigot on the air box for pipe to connect to but diagrams are all exploded so you cant tell which pipes go where and if/how many are spare.
    The plus side of this, if we are correct the air box controls temp and seems to have a hot side and a cool side with control flaps linked to temp control knob (im guessing) so if spare spigot is in cold side of box cooler will be permanently cold regardless of temp setting on dash (but that could be wishful thinking)
  20. Chriswhit

    Chriswhit Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    @Pauly You could be wright but the plastic spigot is blanked off and will require to be drilled out , can't tell if it's on the cold side of the air box . Least of my worries at the moment as I F**cked up cutting the carpet when fitting the centre console and need to order a new cab carpet , not happy so I'll put my bottle in the fridge before I set off .

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