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Old 12-17-2010, 04:40 PM
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97 740iL Center console / evironmental controls hot

Hi All,
I have a '97 740iL that the center console area where the environmental controls/ radio area gets extremely hot after running for a while.

It gets hot enough that when I put a drink in the cupholder, it will heat it up. Anyone else experience this?
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:46 AM
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I have a 97 740iL that does the same thing, especially when the heat is on. I've heard that this was normal, but I'm surprised that the electronics in that area last as long as they do.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:39 AM
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Wow... So yours gets hot enough to heat up a drink in the cupholder also? I'm also surprised that the electronics hold up.

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Old 12-18-2010, 03:03 PM
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Your cupholder still works!?

Yea that area on my car lets off lots of heat, especially when the heat is on. It's been like this since I bought the car with 140k miles, and all of the controls in that area still work, so I'm not concerned about it anymore.
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