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Old 04-22-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Removing A/C Vents (side) Help

So I have removed all (3) 7mm bolts but the vent I still can't get to pop out?

I have a 2010 2SS and it looks like there is still a clip or flexible clip of some sort holding it in.

I can get to one of the side clips to remove the silver trim from the vent, but can't get to the other one (if there is one).

Any help here?
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
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Any help? Too two pieces came out but base part is still in there and don't think I can get these back in




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Old 04-22-2014, 10:42 PM   #3
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It's been so long since I pulled mine out, I'm not sure I will be of much help... From what I can remember there are only the 3 7mm hex head bolts holding it in? If I remember right, mine practically fell out once they were removed, then I separated the vent, bezel, housing pieces once they were out of the car.

From looking at your pictures I'm a little confused as to how you made it as far as you did... The vent piece sandwiches between the silver trim piece and the base that bolts on with the 3 screws... This is going to sound stupid, but you aren't trying to pull this stuff out through the hole in the dash are you??
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:47 PM   #4
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No no through the side/back. But the bottom piece (closest to front/engine) is held in by a fourth or clip or something on the inner side (side near center of dash) and I couldn't get it to pull out. But once I got it off main vent there was enough room to pull back and get the silver piece off. When I got that off the center piece came with


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Old 04-23-2014, 01:37 PM   #5
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No one?


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Old 04-23-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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Here is what the piece still in there is attached to

Some sort of clip on top left


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I over-exposed your picture in photoshop to make it easier to see... The red arrows I've added should be where the screws are that you removed if I remember right (like I said, it's been a long time)... I can't really see what it's hanging up on, but like I said, I just removed those 3 screws and the vent tube, and the whole piece just came out, I don't remember any extra clips, etc??? Sorry I'm not being of much help
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:15 PM   #8
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It's hung up on that last one. Mine is a 2010 if that helps. I got passenger side out and definitely total of four. Attempted driver side and same thing. Got first three out and then hung on fourth one


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I don't think this will be of much help, but here is a side shot of my 14. Looks to be exactly the same as the 10 from what I remember... I can litterally wiggle the entire vent assy from side to side, I don't think there is anything holding it in other than the 3 (4 if you count the one in the vent tube, arrow on the left) 7mm head screws holding it in... To be honest, I don't know how you got the other two pieces out without successfully removing the whole assembly.

You can see 3 screws in this picture, one is more hidden on the back side of the vent... To get mine out, I have to put together something like 18 or 24" of extensions on a 1/4" drive ratchet to reach it and get it out. Hope this helps? If not, maybe someone else will chime in because this is really very strange to me.
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This is exactly it!! I just can't get to the hidden one. I was able to get to it in passengers side through open glove box. Drivers side I have no idea how you get anything in there to get that last screw


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It is all very loose in there like you said but that last hidden one in each side causing serious headache


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Ohhh, I'm finally picking up what you are laying down. It's a pain. 18-24" of extensions on a 1/4" drive is how I got it out on mine.
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Yeah it's nearly impossible... Got the silver bezel out in drivers side by popping it off the middle piece and I just left them in there


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Old 04-28-2014, 03:02 PM   #14
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Got it done


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