What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

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What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by Sky-drive » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:37 pm

JackB1 wrote:Here is how I removed mine - it does take someone holding two screwdrivers that are pushing up the metal clips. Then you have your hands free to pull the vent assembly straight out towards you. I got a piece of string through, around the back and out again (string not shown), then pulled on the strings until it came out.

It is like everything else associated with removing in terior parts. unless you have done it before, you really don't know how the fastners work - you really risk breaking things due to the unknown!

Here are some pics -

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Hope this helps!
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Appreciate this is a very old thread now however the photo of the screwdriver pushing up on the metal tabs is bloody misleading and in my opinion should be removed from the forum ...

The OP should have made it very very clear at the beginning of the post that the metal tabs require pulling down, not PUSHING UP.

By following this post I managed to lock the metal tabs upwards on my Zed and ended up having to wrench the centre vent unit out and causing the plastic edge of the centre vent unit to warp. Not a massive issue as the centre vent unit needs replacing anyway as one of the air flap dials is faulty ... I just don't want anyone else to end up in the same predicament I was ...
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What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by csquire4 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:33 pm

I posted this video on youtube to try an help people out. It's not briliant (my first attempt at a help video) but should give people the idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKvm7ZlodN0&t=9s

WORD OF WARNING !!! - IF YOU ARE FORCING IT THE FASTENERS/CLIPS ARE NOT RELEASED.

When you get it right it just slides out.
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What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by Sky-drive » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:28 pm

csquire4 wrote:I posted this video on youtube to try an help people out. It's not briliant (my first attempt at a help video) but should give people the idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKvm7ZlodN0&t=9s

WORD OF WARNING !!! - IF YOU ARE FORCING IT THE THE FASTENERS/CLIPS ARE NOT RELEASED.

When you get it right it just slides out.
Yeah I did exactly the same ... I used a metal screwdriver to extract the centre vents out and chipped the aluminium dash edge ... hohum!

Didn't help at the time a) being a newbie and b) following the photo at the start of this thread!

Might make sense to create a separate thread for your video and post it in the E85 How to section? Also, if not too late, possibly show from a side view in your video the angle of the screwdriver and the angle of the vent slats to demonstrate how to get the tip of the screwdriver to reach the 2 metal tabs on the top of the vents.
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