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center air vents not blowing out ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Slick8810, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    Slick8810

    Slick8810 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my side vents by the windows are blowing out really good but the two above the cd player are barely blowing out. what can cause that? Has this happened to anyone on there first gen tacoma?
     
  2. Jul 15, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    trix_17

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    mine do that too. I don't know why.

    Anyone know?
     
  3. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    derekp

    derekp giddy up!

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    I noticed that my center vents don't blow very much while the fan selector is set to floor AND dash. If I set it on dash only all vents work fine. Also, the plumbing under the driver's side dash had come apart. I have plans to fix it better and insulate it better but have to many irons in the fire right now (facing a move to DC).
    Try switching to dash only, see if that makes a difference.

    Derek P
     
  4. Jul 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    duct work behind the dash might be bad. just an idea though
     
  5. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    lsntennis

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    I had the same problem, air wouldn't come out of the left center vent. I simply took off the slider knobs by pulling on them for the temp controls and popped out the panel with a flat-head. There are two screw which hold the center cluster panel trim in. One on is the right side of the unit, the other is angled and in the top left corner. Once I took these two screws off, i used my flat-head to remove the trim. With the trim off you can pull out the air vents, which also exposes the in-dash cd player if you want to replace it with an aftermarket one. The diffuser was simply off the track and pointing to the right so if sent all the air in through the center right vent. I aligned the diffuser and re-inserted the vents. Snap the trim back on, insert the screws, put the temp panel back on, and finally re-install the control slider knobs. It took me only 5 or 10 minutes to do.
     
  6. May 30, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    abbywig

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    I've read a number of different ideas and here's what I did and I had the vents out in 2-3 minutes. Used some needle nose pliers and pulled on the vent while I used a slot screw driver and inserted it in the side of the vent and pried out while pulling with the needle nose pliers. Voila, it popped out !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck

    Bill
     
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