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AIR VENT DISMANTLING

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by WALTO TDI, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. WALTO TDI

    WALTO TDI Member

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    Hi, can anyone help??? im after dismantling the dash airvents so that i can get the trim chrome plated. does anyone know how they come apart?
     
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  3. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    I've got a couple jpg files. PM with your email.
     
  4. WALTO TDI

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    pm'd - also does this show you how to get them out opf the dash?
     
  5. AndyA3170

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    I've been thinking about doing this, do the vents from a TT fit easily?
     
  6. JamesS4cab

    JamesS4cab Well-Known Member

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    Click them round to about 2 o clock and you will feel it click lightly. Then using something that wont mark (I used a plastic picnic knife!) put it behind and prise the vent out. The chrome just clicks off but you need to be quite forecful and careful at the same time.
     
  7. 210_MIH

    210_MIH Drive it like u stole it

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    yup straight fit from the new TT, In my opinion they look better too
     
  8. AndyA3170

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    Does it have to be a new shape TT, seen some on eBay from a TT from a 2003 TT, thanks
     
  9. WALTO TDI

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    once the air vents are out how the hell do you get them apart?? got the small silver trim at the front off but how do you take the turning bezel out to chrome it??
     
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  10. AndyA3170

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    Get some TT ones, got mine through this morning. At work so only manger to fit one but they look a lot better. I suppose it's a personal opinion thing though
     
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    Not sure how to take them apart, usually the whole unit gets replaced.
     
  12. AndyA3170

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    I've got mine out of the car and looking at the they go together once in the factory and that's how it stays
     
  13. WALTO TDI

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    Im sure they must come apart. looks like the gears hold it all together. im going to see if they will prize apart anyway at all.
     
  14. AndyA3170

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    Well I've got 4 spare for when it all goes wrong lol
     
  15. Gtigadge

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    Post up from the grave, anyone manage to strip one of these?
     
  16. Smirky

    Smirky Well-Known Member

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    On my 08 s3 no way were u prising it apart went at it with a dremmel when fitting my boost gauge ,
     

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