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Old 12-24-2003, 09:32 PM   #1
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Another quick question.....my left hand side vent on the glovebox is very loose to the point where it will pop out if you open the glovebox. I looked at the actual vent piece that popped out and it doesn't appear the plastic is broken anywhere, so the piece looks good. Is this a common problem?

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My vent pops out every time I go in my glovebox too.
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Thanks guys.....you were right! I didn't look hard enough. A small, maybe 1cm piece popped off. I'll just order another vent and hope it isn't too ridiculously expensive....

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Same thing happened to me and I pulled the needed part at the junk yard. I don't remember it costing me more than $10.


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Are we talking just the little grill part? Or the whole assembly, frame and all?
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Mine had the whole vent assembly pop out -- frame and all. I think I'll probably hit a junkyard first to see if I can scavenge one up.

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I was actually hoping it was the entire frame, because a bit of glue would be you're easiest fix. Something like silicone or rubber cement, only on the side where it'* broken, and only a small to medium dot. Just barely enough to hold it in. That way, if you ever need to remove it it wont be necessary to fight it too hard.
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This past Saturday I was cleaning my glove box and when I closed it the left vent popped out...I just snaped it back in place. That morning I had went to the junk yard to replace the rear air vents, which are broken. I was able to find just one and it has a small crack which can be glued. It seem that they are always breaking, because a lot of the junked cars have them broken as well. Another reason it seems they get broken is when you have passangers in the back!
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