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Old 09-14-07, 03:18 PM   #16
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I live under the same heat as you do, and I have never seen anything like that in any of my cars before. God knows I keep some thing in the cup holders or plastic pocket bins that are metal and can and do get very hot where you cant touch, but it has never melted much less scared the plastic. Hawaii doesn't get that hot unlike the heat waves in the mainland so this is very strange. I don't have an GS though so this is just my experience on my other cars and other Lexus cars I've owned.
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Old 09-14-07, 03:40 PM   #17
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I've only had drinks and my cell phone in the cup holder so far...

I really don't see how a gum wrapper could do that though...
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Old 09-14-07, 04:24 PM   #18
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Maybe it was the cell phone? Sometimes those things can get REALLY warm! If it was the gum wrapper, maybe it was the foil? Don't ask how, just another thought.
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Old 09-14-07, 05:35 PM   #19
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Man that is nasty....I sure hope it didn't happen at your service....I'm definately keeping my gum in my middle console:-) Either way that shouldn't happen in a car of this caliber...or maybe you put down a hot pipe of something....seeing you are from Hawaii:-)....what's it called over there..."pokalolo"....just playing bro.
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Old 09-14-07, 05:47 PM   #20
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could it be leaking batteries dripping the liquid from the electronics? It can corrosive to the interior. Just a guess...
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Old 09-15-07, 12:35 AM   #21
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I came into my car, I was cleaning my cup holder and the bottem is MELTED! All I keep there is GUM and drinks. The melted plastic is the same dent as if I staked the gum box. What kind of cheap plasic is Lexus using? I can't believe its gotten THAT hot in the car. Heck, I would figure other things to melt first. To top it off, the gum box looks ok. No plastic smell from it either.
I'm guessing that the plastic used for the bottom of the cup holder is polypropylene which is used quite extensively in the automobile industry. Given that, the melting point of polypropylene is between 156F to 176F depending on compound type. I doubt that the temperature of the gum wrapper could ever get that high unless it was on fire.
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Old 09-21-07, 06:12 PM   #22
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Someone dropped the cigarette lighter in there and didnt tell you perhaps?
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Old 09-21-07, 06:59 PM   #23
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Dude, I live it Vegas, freakin 115+ degrees in summer and nothing ever melted in my car except ice cream and my girlfriend . Take the console out and look for somthing underneath it. It could be a short in the wires but something should'v went wrong.
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Old 09-22-07, 12:03 PM   #24
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Hmm I guess I can have Lexus look at it next time I go in. its too flat and long to be from the lighter. and theres two of those marks. only i and my wife drive the car and neither of us smoke. Nore do we drink hot liquids in the car. I drink soda at most.
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Old 09-22-07, 04:53 PM   #25
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Hey ss, is it possible you left a mag light on and put it there for a bit, my rechargeable mag can burn anything, literally
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Old 09-23-07, 11:38 AM   #26
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GLOBAL WARMING.....lol
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Old 09-23-07, 05:44 PM   #27
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eye- Nope, I use LED light for my flashlight. Doesnt get anywhere near as hot. Also, the lines melted are lines, nothing curved like from soemthign round.
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Old 09-24-07, 12:55 PM   #28
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I would take it to the dealer and see what they think - there is just no way you did this to it without knowing, as it would have had to be something super hot to cause that level of damage!
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Old 09-24-07, 08:47 PM   #29
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Someone must have used some sort of cleaner/chemical that made the plastic soft (cleaning dried soda ring or somethin) then cell or something was thrown in there. Just my guess
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Old 09-25-07, 02:52 PM   #30
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I would say yes. but solvent would wacked the whole cup holder. or at least smeard the bottem. dunno.
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