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Old 07-18-2011, 08:47 PM
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Default Gas card down the HVAC vent....

So yeah, I won a $100 gas card at a raffle and stuck it about half an inch between the driver's side vent and the housing above the radio. Seemed like a perfect place for it until it somehow got pushed into the vent and past the plastic shelf in the duct behind it. Still not quite sure how that happened. Anyway, it's in there. Any advice on where to start dismantling or guesses where it may have ended up would be appreciated. I gotta get that sucker in my tank....not to mention run the AC again. I've never pulled any dash parts/trim pieces before, so any hints as to where the clips or other hidden fasteners are would be sweeet....
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:05 PM
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u can just pulll the bezel off and see where thta gets you..


it really just pulls off, no screws but u may need a knife to pop it off
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:06 PM
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Gas card down the HVAC vent....

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u can just pulll the bezel off and see where thta gets you..


it really just pulls off, no screws but u may need a PLASTIC PUTTY knife to pop it off
I fixed it for you. Can never be TOO careful.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:51 AM
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Default Re: Gas card down the HVAC vent....

Ya just remove the radio bezel and look in there.

Next time place it in the cup holder.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:21 AM
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Default Re: Gas card down the HVAC vent....

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u can just pulll the bezel off and see where thta gets you..


it really just pulls off, no screws but u may need a knife to pop it off
there are two screws located between the radio and the hvac control panel. 7mm iirc.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:38 PM
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there are two screws located between the radio and the hvac control panel. 7mm iirc.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:41 PM
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I fixed it for you. Can never be TOO careful.
lol i pop mine off with my pocket knife

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there are two screws located between the radio and the hvac control panel. 7mm iirc.
he doesnt need to remove the screws to get to the vent unless im missing something here..i can easily put my hand down the vent with the bezel removed
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:43 PM
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Default Re: Gas card down the HVAC vent....

umm. Theres 2 screws on mine..and yeah just pull that off and some how squeeze your hand in there.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:47 PM
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he doesnt need to remove the screws to get to the vent unless im missing something here..i can easily put my hand down the vent with the bezel removed
you're supposed to have two screws holding your bezel to the dash plus the clips on the edges. the screws are right above the hvac controls
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:47 PM
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he doesnt need to remove the screws to get to the vent unless im missing something here..i can easily put my hand down the vent with the bezel removed
the screws are on the radio bezel. can't take it off without taking them out. unless you are just removing the vents, but those come out from the back.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:50 PM
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you're supposed to have two screws holding your bezel to the dash plus the clips on the edges. the screws are right above the hvac controls
sumbithc, whatddya know...i just looked UP for the first time lol and i have the holes but no screws


this may explain a screw i found a few months ago and didnt know where it went
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:06 PM
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Default Re: Gas card down the HVAC vent....

in my teens i was riding with a freind to school, he turned the heat on and i saw movement by my feet, i looked down and saw a huge ass joint flying across the floormat, i was like WTF ????
he said about a year earlier he laid it on the dash of his galaxy 500
(yeah, it was that long ago)
and it rolled into the defrost vent, finally worked it's way down and out, he was a happy somna bitch that day.
damn potheads anyway !!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:45 PM
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haha it was still together and well?
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: Gas card down the HVAC vent....

why not just put it in your wallet next time? but you should be able to get to it. good luck bud.
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