What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by JackB1 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:37 am

Frederik wrote:Clips are to be pulled down - use a flashlight from below to find the clips and make sure that you pull enough. Also make sure the vents are closed. -Still, very hard to get the vents out - I'm thinking it may be easier if it's warm outside, as the plastic may expand a bit when warm?
pvr wrote:Down - NOT up. There is a black hole in the top where the silver clip goes in. When you press the clip down, it slides underneath the gap.
If you push up, it will lock the vent even more!
OK - you're right - down! Been a while since I did it - but I took the pictures at the time for just this sort of discussion!
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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by JackB1 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:39 am

Batesyboy wrote:Did you pull the string with your teeth whilst holding the screwdrivers..?! :wink:

An extra pair of hands would make this *so* much easier... I experienced a huge feeling of relief when this was all done, it's quite frustrating for such a "simple" task...
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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by torino » Fri May 22, 2009 12:58 pm

OK, so it seems so straight forward, but i'm having a nightmare with removing the vents!



I've now poked out on of the vertical fins and marked the aluminium :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Are you ment to be able to see the clips because i've tried shining a tourch and still can't see them....or feel them with the screwdriver. All i can see the hole as per the photos, but no clip.

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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by Broaders » Fri May 22, 2009 1:10 pm

If you get the vents at the right angle, you should be able to see the metal clips with the aid of a torch. Persevere!

I removed the metal clips once I had the vent out. The vents stays in fine without them. It will make the removal of the vent much easier next time!
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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by torino » Fri May 22, 2009 1:22 pm

Done it!!! :thumbsup: just went back out to have another go with......paper clips!

Still couldn't see the clips for whatever reason but managed to 'fish' the clips down with a bent paper clip then insert a screwdriver to pull the clips right down.

Once those clips are far enough down that they're visable through the vent it came out (with a bit of a tug) easy!

Thanks for all the help on this thread.

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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by no fit state » Fri May 22, 2009 4:27 pm

torino wrote:Done it!!! :thumbsup: just went back out to have another go with......paper clips!

Still couldn't see the clips for whatever reason but managed to 'fish' the clips down with a bent paper clip then insert a screwdriver to pull the clips right down.

Once those clips are far enough down that they're visable through the vent it came out (with a bit of a tug) easy!

Thanks for all the help on this thread.

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Finally! Using paper clips I was able to do the same as you :D
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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by +49 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:59 pm

Guys sorry to bring up an old thread really struggling to get these vents out.. problem is im looking up into the vent at the rigth angle into the hole..alls i see is plastic? alls i seem to pull down is the actual plastic? i can not see any metal clip wat so ever? im starting to thinkgs it been removed before as my dash has marking ever so sligthly all around the stero like it's been removed before ? possible? Dunno

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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by srhutch » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:22 pm

If the metal clps have been removed it would be fairly simple to just pull the vet out using the middle setion. I can do this now as mine doesnt quite go back since changing to CFL trim, although you wouldnt know.

Use the picture on the first page to gauge where the clips are located, you will only see them from the first gap at the top, otherwise the slats will get in the way.
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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by +49 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:38 pm

So i shouldn't be able to see these clips from the angle i've hown you?

I've pulled the center bit but i can't really get a good grip on it...

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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by pvr » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:51 pm

Can you move the slider to the right from this picture, you can almost see it there.

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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by pvr » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:51 pm

Oh - and I levered it out by using a stiff credit card from the side, say start on the left - that should lever it by about a cm or so.
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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by +49 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:08 pm

pvr wrote:Oh - and I levered it out by using a stiff credit card from the side, say start on the left - that should lever it by about a cm or so.

So Mr PVR

You did this first? or after you got the clips out ?

I think of just going somewhere and getting it done..But they'd probably mark the vents or somthing? I think many ICE stores will know how to remove the vents on a z4 any better than me

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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by pvr » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:24 pm

Assuming you have the clips, you press them down first then use the credit card to lever the vent out.

If you don't have clips, it will just come out with the CC so worth the try. If you do have the clips, look into the opening shown above with a torch and look for the clip to pull down.

ICE stores will NOT have experience in getting the vent out and will cause more damage then you would ...
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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by +49 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:01 pm

I've allready bent one the vents outta place ..think it's fixable one its off :(


Ok anyone based in the SE london/kent area facy lending a hand ?lol

I'll meet ya anytime anywhere..I can't stand even drivin my car without any tunes :(

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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong? ( Center Vents )

Post by pvr » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:12 pm

Gatwick is as close as I can offer.
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