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Refrigerated glove box??

Did anybody else notice this in their manual? In my '17 premium's glove box there is a little knob at the back which apparently turns my glacier white Q3 into the worlds most inefficient refrigerator. Thousands of pounds of cabinet and supporting machinery for a cold box the size of a sandwich.

I'm curious if anybody actually uses this feature and can explain it to me. I assume it just reroutes air-conditioning flow into the glove box, and doesn't operate when you park at a rest stop, etc?

If it used a peltier cooler and worked during rest stops, I could imagine someone using it to transport temperature-sensitive medications they need during a trip. But the last time I had something like that, it was a live typhus vaccine and I wasn't too upset to just take along a small cooler...

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Yes, that is what it is for - only when the AC is pumping. I had same on my Kia Soul. I have never used it.
I did have a Cool Box on my Odyssey that I used a few times - held things a little cool but not cold so I just used it for storage.

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I just bring a cooler.

Seems like a lot of effort to get the glove box working right.

But it might look better than having a cooler on the floor.

More discrete.

But then you can't use it once the car is off.
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Perhaps a doctor would like to have a chilled glove available for awkward house calls, but that seems more like an A8L feature than a Q3...

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I have figured it out, but have never used it. I use it only for storage

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