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    Anybody know how to remove the airvents on the A3?

    Is this an easy job? The airvents on the dashboard? I'm going to be fitting my Defi boost guage and OSIR opod and wanted to know if removing the airvent is a simple process? Any and all help will be highly appreciated....

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    According to ELSAWIN:

    Removing
    Turn ring 45 in clockwise direction.
    Use removal wedge -3409- to prise dash panel vent off dash panel.
    Pull vent out of dash panel by hand.

    Installing
    Installation is carried out in the reverse order, note the following:
    Turn ring 45 in clockwise direction.
    When inserting dash panel vent in dash panel, make sure guide engages in recess.
    Push dash panel vent into dash panel as far as it will go.
    The 45 degrees in the above notes starts with the dot on the ring at 12 o'clock. It would appear that there is a groove at the 9 o'clock position which needs to be lined up in order for the vent to come out.

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    Trust ol MarkQ to come to the rescue! Thanks mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcQuinlivan View Post
    According to ELSAWIN:



    The 45 degrees in the above notes starts with the dot on the ring at 12 o'clock. It would appear that there is a groove at the 9 o'clock position which needs to be lined up in order for the vent to come out.
    guess the program works ok then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    guess the program works ok then
    yeah, but only on my XP machine. don't think it likes Vista very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcQuinlivan View Post
    yeah, but only on my XP machine. don't think it likes Vista very much.
    Blue screen FTL!!!! Vista sucks ass! Looks like I'll need XP for it to work on my PC.
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    I changed mine for the oem S3 version some months back, they just pull out, just lever a thin screwdriver behind them & wiggle the buggers out side to side about 1-2 cm's & then pull out, thats what I did, no damage at all

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    Right click on the .exe file of the elsawin program in vista, click on properties then change the compatibility mode to windows xp sp2 and it should work. Apologies if already tried!
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    Make a small step-by-step if you can. I wouldn't mind having a stab at doing this too
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    step by step of the elsawin vista install or the vent change??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit222 View Post
    Trust ol MarkQ to come to the rescue! Thanks mate!
    He doesnt have 170+ thanks for nowt :D

    He should open a modding site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit222 View Post
    Blue screen FTL!!!! Vista sucks ass! Looks like I'll need XP for it to work on my PC.
    Ahh good ole vista:


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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelhobden View Post
    step by step of the elsawin vista install or the vent change??
    think he meant the vent change. the elsawin compatability thing won't work so can be ignored.

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    Here you go




    Ive got issues using Elasawin on Vista, it wount let me remove the trial period for some reason. Ive got it working on my XP no probs
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    Awesome stuff! Thanks Matt!
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