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Anyone install a center console fridge?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by BionicRandy, Jan 12, 2022 at 7:25 AM.

  1. Jan 12, 2022 at 7:25 AM
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    BionicRandy

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    Howdy, just wondering if any of you has pulled out the center console compartment and mounted a small refrigerator there? I did some measuring and the Iceco 12 qt will fit, so I am pretty sure I can get it mounted in there, but there are AC ducts I’m not sure what to do with. Anyone have experience with a similar install and/or with re-routing those AC ducts? Tyia
     
  2. Jan 12, 2022 at 9:40 AM
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    That would be a great project. You may have to figure it out and let us know how.
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2022 at 9:42 AM
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    Had one in my Range Rover never really worked that well.
     
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    I wonder how much space we have there.
    With my experience after removing the divider I can only have 4 water bottles in my cheap cooler which are little bigger than the center console area.
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    If we had Ford Truck's we could just drop one of these in the center console, but alas, this is a 4runner site....

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  6. Jan 12, 2022 at 11:43 AM
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    I measured it at 9” and a little bit. It’s going to be real tight! If it can be done, I am going to do it.
     
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    Wonder if it can be mounted on it's back. I bet it is designed to only function with a vertical resting position.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2022 at 4:31 PM
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    I definitely has to sit on its bottom. I did not get to start on it today. Hopefully tomorrow!
     
  9. Jan 14, 2022 at 3:20 PM
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    It’s in solid and we have power. Some cosmetic work tomorrow then I will put the seat back in. No turning back once you take the sawzall to your console! Lmao

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  10. Jan 14, 2022 at 4:23 PM
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    I am impatient. It still needs some work.

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  11. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:44 PM
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    Nice can’t wait to see the end result. What quart size fridge is this?
     
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  12. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:46 PM
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    12 quart.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:55 PM
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    Nice. I have the 21q and they look like the same size and I was wondering what magic you did to make that fit. Being it it is smaller that makes sense. Sure seems like a tight fit.
     
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  14. Jan 15, 2022 at 8:56 AM
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    Yessir. It is far from optimal. I equate it to stuffing 315s on a 2”/1” lift…it rubs a little. Lmao
     
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    What did you do with the A/C ducts and USB outlets?
     
  16. Jan 15, 2022 at 4:50 PM
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    For now the duct is open to the floor area under my deck, but I plan to route it so it blows upward into the rear cabin. Gotta get some small flex duct and reroute it - easy fix. My console didn’t have any USB ports.
     
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