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Old 02-02-2009, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How to fix broken air vents? *before & after pics added* *pic heavy!*

The left side of the air vents are broken or either just came out of place and need to put it back into the place. I once tried taking the whole dash off with no luck, it was just too hard and was nearly gonna break the thing.
Any way of putting them back together or even replacing it?


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Old 02-02-2009, 05:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's ez to remove the entire Dash bezel, and replace it one from the junk yard. Though this link is pertaining to something else, it should help you remove it

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Old 02-02-2009, 05:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm, okay, well I'll have to try it again tomorrow. I remember the first time I tried, the whole thing came off like his but I was unable to get the black dash out because the steering wheel was in the way :S
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Okay, I fixed it , after following the link given I tried again and slowly but surely the dash came out, I unscrewed the vents from the dash and got plyers and a flat head screw driver, shoved my hand inside and tried to put the air vent "flaps" back into the holes where the 'clips' fit in, and they are now all IN . It broken for two years and finally fixed it! But they are EXTREMELY dusty, its 11.30pm now so tomorrow I'll be cleaning the whole dash, air vents, air pipes make it good as new. ))



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Excellent! Glad to see you fixed the problem.

I did notice the dust too BTW!
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dusty. ;o
For example on an American Camry, how do you take off the passengers' side vent? Mine is all old and icky.
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Yeah I was thinking about how I can go about taking the passenger side off. Don't think I'll try until someone else here does :P.
Reason its dusty is because the person I bought it from who used to work on a farm and would drive into work at the farm and it would get extremely hot there so I could he would have the aircon and the aircon would be sucking up all that dust.
No dust in the city, so I'll give it all a thorough clean and post up some before and after shots with the unit back in place! :-)
Hence why I also said in another thread I'll be changing the struts as well, all that dirt driving really destroyed the current ones.
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Here are my BEFORE & AFTER photos

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