Middle vent removal

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Middle vent removal

Postby randy1234 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:48 pm

Could anyone help with advise on how to remove the dual vents in the middle of the dash. I have trying to gently pry them out and I can hear the plastic cracking. The fins are messed up and I a plan on rebuilding it.

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Re: Middle vent removal

Postby CalAltaDubber » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:55 pm

A good resource is www.cabby-info.com. I'm sure Kamz has a procedure there.
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Re: Middle vent removal

Postby Briano1234 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:59 pm

Replied in the other thread:

For the center vent, i took a wire coat hanger and cut the bottom of it and divided that.
I bent a hook at 45 degrees on one end and the other I made a finger pull.

Insert that in the vent slots and hook the back of the vent on both sides and pull out.

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To remove the side vents.....
Use a flat blade screw driver and pry it out at the top against the hard plastic shell (not the edge) and the dash

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I have had good luck in gluing the middle edges with thin coats of jb weld quick If there are holes then you can use a piece of tape on the front to keep it from coming through.
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Re: Middle vent removal

Postby kamzcab86 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:03 pm

CalAltaDubber wrote:A good resource is http://www.cabby-info.com. I'm sure Kamz has a procedure there.


In fact, I don't! :oops:

Will try to remember to add a link to this thread with the next update. :thumbup:

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Re: Middle vent removal

Postby Briano1234 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:36 am

Here are the Photos: Yes, I just did this for you.....

Start with a piece of Stiff wire, I use a wire Coat hanger and it is about 12 inches long.

Bend a 45 degree hook on one end and the other I make a finger pull.

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Insert them in to the center left and right slots on the vents, and hook the back edge of the Vent.

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You will feel it catch the edge on the back.

Now Gently and Firmly pull..


You can re-enforce the Brittle edges of that by using a very thin piece of Tin (this is Stainless Steel from a LCD panel that I had to replace on a lap top...) and Jb-Weld

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Re: Middle vent removal

Postby randy1234 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:38 am

Thank you so much CalAltaDubber and Briano1234! It came out with the coat hanger method and I have it on the kitchen table- -an understanding wife- -has not seen it yet. And Briano, I cleaned it before I started working on it.

I really, really appreciate the help. Thank you

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Re: Middle vent removal

Postby fredges » Wed May 16, 2012 5:45 pm

So that's how I get the side vents out! I darn near took (even more) chunks out the lip trying to figure out where to pry!

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