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i need to remove my vents to get them sprayed, as whoever had the car before me decided to spray
the surrounds shiny bright silver :eek:
i was going to order the ones with the chrome surround,but they have been dicontinued :cry:

so can anyone please tell me how to remove them carefully as not to break them ?


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kimi said:
i need to remove my vents to get them sprayed, as whoever had the car before me decided to spray
the surrounds shiny bright silver :eek:
i was going to order the ones with the chrome surround,but they have been dicontinued :cry:

so can anyone please tell me how to remove them carefully as not to break them ?


kimi x
I can only tell you have to remove them and at the same time, break them :p

There is 2 metal clips holding the vent to the dashboard.
12 and 6 o'clock positions.
Try to get flatheaded screwdrivers in and push the clips in towards the vent center and then pull the vent out.

I'll draw you a scetch of the vent mounting when I have time.
Then you'll see have to do it :)
 

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I havent done it myself but have done alot of homework on this and it is done as Yako says :thumbs:

Yako have you ever fitted your gauges in the vent you broke?? :)
 

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Topper said:
I havent done it myself but have done alot of homework on this and it is done as Yako says :thumbs:

Yako have you ever fitted your gauges in the vent you broke?? :)
Nah. Still waiting for the gauge to be delivered. Haven't been shipped yet from nengun. :(
 

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I've got some serious MS paint skills :D :hurl:

This is the setup.... kind of :)



You've got to get the screwdrivers in from the front and try to get the clips towards the airvent.
The dash is pretty soft around the vents so getting the screwdriver in won't be a problem (as long as you don't use a very big one).

happy hunting :)
 
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Thanks for that :thumbs:

so looks more than likely that i'll break them :p

if i do is it possible to buy new vents from a nissan dealer?
as they are original parts not optional extras.


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It isn't impossible to get them out without breaking them.
The edge thing which the clips holds on to is kinda soft.
So patience is the key.

The vents are very expensive.
At least here in Sweden. About ?75 a piece.
Could work out for the better to buy a complete used dash from Japanese auctions.

And if you really want to be safe. You dismount the whole dash as a piece and then remove the vents from inside.
That would be the best way. But also the most time-consuming.
 

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Yakozan said:
The vents are very expensive.
At least here in Sweden. About ?75 a piece.
:eek:


Yakozan said:
And if you really want to be safe. You dismount the whole dash as a piece and then remove the vents from inside.
That would be the best way. But also the most time-consuming.
:rolleyes: thought you might say that
 
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