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I have seen lots of posts on the console heat problem but only one mention of the cargo area. I am copying all of the console ones to take to the dealer this morning, as they have just shrugged their shoulders atnd treated me like a nut job when I have brought it up in the past. so i think i can get the consol thing solved.

The trunk is another matter. It simply cannot be used for anything that is at al temperature sensitive. the differential between the trunk lid and the carpet on the floor of the trunk is astouding. Even in the hot sun the interior linng of the lid is not "hot " to the touch. but after even an half hour dribve the capet on the floor of the entire cargo area is hot to the touch.

anyone else had this problem and any ideas on how to deal with it. the pasenger seat is basically now where I have to carry the croceries in my facny shopping cart.:smash
 
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sure George,
I have the same problem with my O4 and 06-V, and I'll bet everyone else has the same problem, the mufflers are right under the rear deck. I wish I had put my laser heat gun on that floor after about 4 hours of driving in the desert. You would have a good case. My lemon deal is based on the console because it's so dangerous. I didn't even bother with the trunk.
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can't agree....my groceries....including the ice cream.... go in the trunk no problem! in both my 04 and the 06'V. I'll bet if you check it out bob, you're 04 trunk is much hotter than your V, just like your console. Some cars have had this problem george but most have not.
 
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Going out for groceries is no problem, but you can ask Hans, running around 100 mph and 105 degrees, when we opened the trunk to get the luggage out, the luggage when opened was a steam bath, much hotter than a normal trunk. I will agree it's a bit cooler than the 04 and the console is no problem.
 

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I have neither the console heat nor cargo heat problems on my 05. Trunk was fine for carrying a decent load of fireworks back from the Rendevous in triple digit heat. :eek I do think it was warmer with the stock exhaust.
 

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I have wondered about this. I still have my exhaust system from my o3 corvette and it looks as though it might be allot cooler than that whihc is on the xlr, as the muflers are much much smaller and therefore much removed from the rear decek.

however, al of that equipment is well below the elvel where heat should be a problem. it never was on the vettte. The location of my heat probem is more centered in the cargo area, but alos in the rear. I have been wondering if there is some problem with heat transfer from the transmission. although this was not a problem with my vette either and they are very smilar platforms
 

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Did you have any success with your dealer?

I have an '06 and have the problem with a lot of heat in the console and the trunk (no problem if I want tea in the morning...just put a bottle of water in the console - heat's it up just fine). I made the mistake of putting a couple of bottles of wine in the trunk when I first got it - am just waiting to taste that vinegar!

Let me know, thanks!
 

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George,
We just purchased our 2004. Before we even knew about the Forum we loaded up the "trunk" and went on a 1000 mile trip. We experienced very little heat in the car and the luggage was fine including my friends make up and so on. After reading this thread I put the car on the lift. I noticed that my car has a heat shield installed between the mufflers and the bottom of the trunk. Do all XLR's have this? Unfortunately our trip reveled several issues including the well discussed rear end growling and a rear end seal leaking.
 

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Trunk & Console heat

I had mentioned back in July that I was experiencing problem with the heat in both the trunk and the console of my '06.

I solved the trunk issue in a very plebian way...bought a rubbered back entry way mat and folded it over in the trunk - haven't had any problems since.

The center console had to be replaced since the hinge broke - when they replaced it I had them put on extra jut to insulate the console - solved the problem of the heat.

Hope this helps.

Cynthia
 
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