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Heated Cup holders

I thought up of this awhile ago and remembered today after I got done at PT. I came out to my truck and was gonna drink my coffee, but it was a tad too cold =( It would be GREAT if my cup holders were heated, especially now, that the weather is turning cold, itd be nice to put a hot beverage into the cup holder and not have all the heat zapped from it in about 10 minutes.


I have THOUGHT about actually insulating the actual cup holder, which would be uberly easy to do, but itd be cool to be able to flip a switch and have the cup holders keep my drink nice and warm indefinitely..... any feedback on this?
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seems like a way to burn down the ranger...

new to RRP, stock offroading heated cup holders!!!
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Yeah I would be very worried about melting something with any kind of heating/warming coil. Could it be done? Perhaps. Do I have any idea how to do it? Not a chance.
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i know walmart used to sell coffee cups that you could plug into the cig outlet, that would be a safer idea
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it's funny.. i was just thinking about the same thing last night.

i know the new Chrysler Sebring's have heated/cooled cup holders in them... i'd love to have that option!
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i know walmart used to sell coffee cups that you could plug into the cig outlet, that would be a safer idea
I agree!!

Heated cup holders sound just as safe as the whole efan fiasco!!! LOL
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i have a question for you guys that think it will burn the truck down.........

what would be the difference in that and heated seats? same principal, but in a different application....

i think it would be a cool idea...
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i have a question for you guys that think it will burn the truck down.........

what would be the difference in that and heated seats? same principal, but in a different application....

i think it would be a cool idea...
Agreed^^
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I would rather have cold cup holders!
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Just stick with an insulated travel coffee mug........LOL

Other then a coffee cup, what would you stick in there?? A chiller cup holder would make more sence.....bottled water, pop bottles or cans.....now that's an idea. But that would just be 1 more thing for Ford to try to do correctly.....and just 1 more thing to break.

Definatly something for the aftermarket guys to think of.
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I'm one of the few people on this planet that doesn't drink coffee. So heated cupholder don't do anything for me. However, it could certainly be done in manner that won't burn the truck down. It is quite simple. There is a temperature at which the plastic will melt. Make the heater remain below that and you're fine!

When I got long trips, I have one of those 12 volt coolers that I keep sodas and candy in. Keeps them surprisingly cold.
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I'm one of the few people on this planet that doesn't drink coffee. So heated cupholder don't do anything for me.
i'm with ya on that one.

i've thought about taking apart one of those coolers and making it work with my center console somehow... i always thought that would be cool to do.
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I agree!!

Heated cup holders sound just as safe as the whole efan fiasco!!! LOL
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do you like them regular or extra crispy........lol
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I'm one of the few people on this planet that doesn't drink coffee. So heated cupholder don't do anything for me. However, it could certainly be done in manner that won't burn the truck down. It is quite simple. There is a temperature at which the plastic will melt. Make the heater remain below that and you're fine!

When I got long trips, I have one of those 12 volt coolers that I keep sodas and candy in. Keeps them surprisingly cold.
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I only drink one pot a day
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i have a question for you guys that think it will burn the truck down.........

what would be the difference in that and heated seats? same principal, but in a different application....

i think it would be a cool idea...
Would you try to make your OWN heated seats? Lots of different things to consider and to take into account... And lots of places to make a mistake.
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^^I think your looking way to far in to this...

Unless Im wrong Dave wasnt suggesting that you do it yourself. I think he meant it would be cool if it was an option, like heated seats.
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Would you try to make your OWN heated seats? Lots of different things to consider and to take into account... And lots of places to make a mistake.
yea i would.....they make kits to do it.....take off the seat covering and insert a heated pad....then recover........
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They don't do that for cupholders though... You'd have to build your own heating pad/coil/whatever and be able to control it to where it won't catch anything on fire. It certainly COULD be done, but that's a risk I wouldn't take myself without alot of research and a better understanding of heating elements.

It would be cool as an option. I thought he was asking if there would be a way to do it yourself.
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i think a heated cup would be safer.
nice idea tho.
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especially not a home-made heated cup.
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just get mcdonalds coffee.. its already 1000 degrees so it should be about 2 hours before its even drinkable...
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Here's a challenge for ya. Make a thermoelectric/solid state heat pump. Then you can heat OR cool your cupholders.
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I would rather have cold cup holders!
x2 it would keep ur beer cold.
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