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Author Topic: Dashboard air vent removal  (Read 3478 times)

Offline counsy

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Dashboard air vent removal
« on: June 19, 2015, 04:02:37 PM »
Hi Guys n gals, Would anyone know how I remove the middle Air vent on the dashboard of a MK3 Galaxy as my wife was a bit heavy handed and broke of the internal pin or hinge which connects/opens the both flaps at the same time. All Help much appreciated
« Last Edit: June 19, 2015, 04:03:33 PM by counsy »

Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Dashboard air vent removal
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 06:19:49 PM »
I can't speak from experience on this so it's an educated guess on my part, but a quick look at the style of vent from the side (look at the third image along closely) suggests it's a snap fit into the dash on a set of plastic lugs. In my experience these kind of things are a PITA to get out, I'd be wary about trying to lever the old vent out against the dash for fear of marking it, as those lugs typically take a lot of force before they let go. I'm guessing if you were to take the radio out you may open up some access to apply force to the lugs directly.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2015, 06:23:17 PM by insanitybeard »
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Re: Dashboard air vent removal
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 08:53:12 PM »
Cheers and Thanks for the photos. I didn't think of looking on Ebay for  bit of guidance but at least now I have a rough guess where the release clips are, thanks again. Andy

 

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