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Vents on the rear & bottom of center console

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MWCmike, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Oct 17, 2008 at 6:16 PM
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    MWCmike

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    Can anyone tell me what the three vents are for on the back of the center console? (08 Double Cab V-6) No speakers or air comes out, and nothing in the book that I could see.....THX
     
  2. Oct 17, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    gavonder

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    I'm not positive, but I think that is where the inverter (for the bed outlet) is located and that is for air flow to cool it.

    GA
     
  3. Oct 17, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    pmo

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    Heater vents???
     
  4. Oct 18, 2008 at 1:06 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    Are you talking about these? I have no idea what they are for.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Oct 18, 2008 at 6:06 AM
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    SteelCity

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    Asthetics? Speed? :p
     
  6. Oct 18, 2008 at 6:40 AM
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    Those vents are for your water cooled muffler bearings. And that, of course, helps keep your blinker fluid the right temp. :D

    Seriously, I think they are just for aesthetics, nothing more.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2008 at 6:50 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    They are to allow air flow to the transmission well. Under heavy loads and mid range speeds, the heat from the engine and transmission can collect in this well. It passes through into the center console and shifter area. Without those vents, it is possible to damage some of the plastic components due to excessive heat buildup.

    Think, Arizona desert (no offense Chris) in late July pulling a 5,500lb trailer and a full bed with 4 people in the cab going up hill and then parking it at the top.

    Heat is Bad (most of the time).
     
  8. Oct 18, 2008 at 8:15 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Why would I be offended? I think your right on this one. Though the shifter and center console are sealed away from the tranny tunnel, being a high point under the truck, it is possible for heat to build in that area of the cab. Im going to research this one, as I see many trucks and SUV's with these vents in the rear of center consoles. :)
     
  9. Oct 18, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    OK. Being as there are electrical wires and lights in the console area, i.e. shifter, the vents are simply vents to allow air to flow thru the console preventing heat build up and shortening the life span of the electronics. :D
     
  10. Oct 18, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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    it's to keep the flux capasiter cool before going into the worm hole
     
  11. Oct 18, 2008 at 11:22 AM
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    Makes sense. In my old Neon on long trips I could really feel the heat coming from the opening for the hand break.
     
  12. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:47 AM
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    Please tell me your kidding!!! :eek:

    gavonder hit the nail on the head
     
  13. Oct 21, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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  14. Oct 21, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I bought some pre-wired blue LEDs and planed on putting a couple of them inside the vents to help light up the rear floorboard at night without having to use the overhead lights.
     
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