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    Air vent removal

    Hi all,

    Yesterday noticed there's a rattle coming from the passenger side air vent as I go over bumps - on closer inspection it appears that a tiny shard of plastic has broken off the inside of the vent grille and is rattling around in there somewhere. I've had a poke around with some long pliers and tweezers but to no avail. Looks like the vent is going to have to come off.

    Had a little pull but it's not budging. I'm not sure if it's just a bit stiff or if there are clips that I've missed? Not keen on trying too much harder as I don't want to make a mess of the interior. Looked on some of the vent-based boost gauge threads but there's no info on actually removing the vent grill. Should I just give it some or is there a special way of removing them?
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    I asked this a while back,
    So the thread should be somewhere... basicaly it involved making 2 hooks that just fit through the gaps in the vent... one top and one bottom. they latch over the back of the vent housing ( about 3 inch inside the vent ) and this allows you to pull the vent free. If a search brings you no results i will take a picture later and upload it
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    Found it after quite a bit of searching, cheers!

    Here's the link if anyone else needs the info: Removing drivers air vent
    '01 Facelift S3. CC'd by the Badger

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    I just have bought Audi A3 1999.. The passenger air vent is borken, can someone help me how to change it?

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    How is it broken Zero? Wont open, or air wont come out?
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    mn6S1UPILizTp5z_8Pi2Svg.jpg one of this are broken.. so how can I remove this all, not just the part which is broken..

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    Do you understood me ?

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    You need some trim removal tools, which is usually red plastic and you can gently take it out. Then the entire unit comes out. If you have a facelift A3 (With red lights in the vents) you will need to do some solering. Shouldnt take any more than 15 minutes.
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    But some pictures or video, what kind of trim removal tool ?

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    It is just pieces of plastic to remove plastic trim such as the dashboard without scratching and damaging it.

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    How looks that pieces of plastic?

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    just google trim removal tools

 

 

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