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How do you shut off the hot air that blows out of the coffee cup holder on the Nissan Xterra?


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2015-07-15 19:01:06
2015-07-15 19:01:06

Oddly enough, this actually only happens when you have a window rolled down. Correct? Having a window rolled down creates sucking effect, if you will from openings in your vehicle.

I recently discovered this also after having an accident. More then likely a piece of molding has either been shifted out of place or corroded over time. Either way, this is why you have the problem and the molding will have to be replaced in order to block this hot air there.


If you have a manual, Grab hold of the shift nob and twist hard to the left. It will unscrew and come off. Then remove the 4 screws holding down the plastic shifter boot base and slide the whole thing up and off. I'm not sure how this is accomplished with an auto, but the goal is the same, to get at what is underneath the shifter assembly.

After that you'll find a black square shaped rubbery material that is acts as a secondary shift boot that is designed to keep the hot air from under the vehicle from comming inside. It is torn. It is also held on by four screws/bolts, some are hidden under the carpet. You can either replace the boot or try to fix the old one.

The reason it gets so hot down there is that the exhaust pip runs right underneath the shifter on the drivers side, an Nissan opted not to put in a very functional heat sheild.


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