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Old 07-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My hvac vents (dash vents, that blow in your face): some of the fins that point the air left or right seem to be broken, or they don't follow the turn wheel. They just sit there like they are out of the track or something. Is this an easy fix?

That is the best way I could describe the issue :(

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Old 07-12-2012, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Benualson, if you would like me to investigate further for you at any point, please feel free to send me a direct message. If you prefer the DIY approach, I can appreciate that and am sure the forum members will be responding shortly with their insights.

Sorry you're experiencing this frustration!

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Well, I don't know what the problem is, but if it helps you at all, the whole "wood" section of the dash comes out, and those come out with it. That would probably make it easier to work on, if you need to

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Well, that was super easy to get out. As you can see in the pic, the fins are supposed to be attached to that guider, but have broken off. Three of the four vents are like this :(

I purchased this from the Chevy Dealer in town (used) back in December. The vents were like it when I bought it :( Maybe some super glue will fix it?
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Can I order this trim part from somewhere? Anyone know the part number?

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I'd try some sort of glue

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I'm sure you can get it from the dealer, but I'm also sure it will cost a vast fortune. As Burt suggested, I would try either super glue, or a plastic epoxy, I would also clean everything really good. I wouldn't be surprised if there is something sticky in there from the previous owner, which is probably why it broke to start with, so if you don't clean it, it will probably break again.

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Can I order this trim part from somewhere? Anyone know the part number?
You could probably just swap out the whole entire dash cheaper than going to a gm dealer/parts dealer ...

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=85092225982


Here's the bezel on eBay for $50...you probably won't find it cheaper anywhere else...I'm using my phone so I hope the link works for you..

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Here's the bezel on eBay for $50...you probably won't find it cheaper anywhere else...I'm using my phone so I hope the link works for you..
Only I DID find it cheaper! I found it for $50 at a local salvage yard. Already picked it up. WINNING! Although there is a little scuff mark on it, hopefully I can get that off...

The dealer was offering $260. I found it online new for $200.

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