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Old 18 Aug 2010, 09:36 pm
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Hi. I've been a PT owner for about a week now. Love the looks, love the drive, when it works. I bought the car used, it's a 2007 model. Last week the cam shaft position sensor(?) broke only 2 days after i picked up the car.....

I have noticed somthing else and I don't know if I should go back to the dealer or if this is a PT cruiser thing so i am looking for other owners experiences.

When the air conditioning is on, the controls and the radio get very hot to the touch, is this normal? I've never expereinced this with any other car.

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Old 18 Aug 2010, 09:39 pm
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Default Re: controls getting quite hot to the touch

its the radio,,
it has an internal amp,
and runs fairly hot,,
as heat rises,
yes the controls get hot,,
not warm,
actualy,
noticably hot
its one of pt quirks
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Old 19 Aug 2010, 12:43 am
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Default Re: controls getting quite hot to the touch

I agree, this is true on all the of the current model PTs we've had on our lot, mind included.
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Old 20 Aug 2010, 12:42 am
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its the radio,,
it has an internal amp,
and runs fairly hot,,
as heat rises,
yes the controls get hot,,
not warm,
actualy,
noticably hot
its one of pt quirks
very true! and when you release a cd from the radio!!. almost ready to melt!
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Old 20 Aug 2010, 07:06 am
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I agree, this is true on all the of the current model PTs we've had on our lot, mind included.

Definitely on the newer models only. Must be an air flow problem with the newer designed interior dash. 01-05 don't have anything like that.
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