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#1 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 05:27 PM
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does anyoine know how to take the airconditioner vents out of a 02 325ci dash so i can stick a streetglow light in there? and also has anyone in this forum put a sreetglows on ther car? i need some more i dieas to make it look NICE.
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glowing vents... ummm.... yeah.... are you really sure you want to do that, it's gonna look pretty gay...


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Uh, warranty? If anything goes wrong after the install the dealer will rape you on the warranty.

Why the vents?

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if I remember correctly, the dash pad has gotta come out. Damn it, if I only had a pic in front of me it would jog my memory. Forgive me but it's be a little while since I've removed one.

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instructions on how to remove the air vents.


Left or driver's side vent
1. Pry gently at the dashboard trim to remove.
CAUTION - to avoid marring interior trim, work with a plastic prying tool.

2. Remove air vent mounting screws.

3. Lift vent slightly and withdraw from dashboard.

NOTE
* Removal of right or center dashboard vent is similar

* To fully remove the center dashboard vent, use pliers to detach control cable housing and remove from control lever.

* Remove trim on right side prior to removing center trim.

4. Installation is reverse of removal.


i wish i had some pictures to show you, but i hope this helps.

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you're right, I was thinking E38 center vent. See, it just took a little jogging of the memory. Now I almost wish I was still a tech.... nah
I guess I'll just have to go buy one of each model to keep on hand.

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