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How to: Heated cup holder by the shifter?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 4wheelslacker, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Jan 15, 2019 at 2:42 AM
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    4wheelslacker

    4wheelslacker [OP] Slacker by trade

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    Already bought a Yeti cup holder for in front of the shifter to hold two big cups.But I want to get a larger cup holder for behind the shifter on the center console.Found them on Amazon.

    l think it would be awesome to have some sort of heating element along with a larger cup holder in that spot! I usually have a cup of coffee for several hours everyday in my travels.lt would be nice to keep the coffee that much longer when it's twenty degrees out.l have found even though you might have a stainless cup the outside of it gets really cold after a few minutes.
    So TW geniuses,any ideas??
     
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  2. Jan 15, 2019 at 2:44 AM
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    DrFunker

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    This may be a job for "Mr. Innovation".....since he has been on fire lately.
    @Blais03

    :D
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2019 at 2:46 AM
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    inwood customs

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    Interesting....
    With the double walled steel mugs, the layers should be insulated from each other right?

    Thus, would a contact heat element even warm the contents or just the outside wall and the plastic of the cup holders?
     
  4. Jan 15, 2019 at 2:48 AM
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  5. Jan 15, 2019 at 4:48 AM
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    Blais03 Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

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    Honestly this is easy! Wouldn’t cost much either.
    120390F2-4D11-42B6-B2E7-E5B4CEAC7927.jpg
     
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  6. Jan 15, 2019 at 4:51 AM
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    deadpocketss

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    I could wire one up if it's a metal cup. The electrical shock of touching the cup would probably be enough to keep you awake though. :rofl:
     
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  7. Jan 15, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    To bad I couldn’t use that for the steering wheel
     
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  8. Jan 15, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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  9. Jan 15, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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    Blais03

    Blais03 Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

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    true
     
  10. Jan 17, 2019 at 4:47 AM
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    That's the ticket! Stainless steel cup holder,larger than oem and then wrap the elements around the outside of it. Gonna order it all today
     
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  11. Jan 17, 2019 at 4:54 AM
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    Blais03

    Blais03 Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

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    Good thing @DrFunker called up mr innovator :D
     
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