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Trying to find center ac vents???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jeff6001, May 26, 2009.

  1. May 26, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    jeff6001

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    So a few months ago I turned my center ac vent towards me to get a littl air and then it broke so i tried the other center vent (passenger side) and that sob broke too. Now I'm trying to find a replacement but the stealership says i have to replace the whole center vent connection which cost $100 but all i need are the vents. Does anybody know where I could be able to find some or the whole replacement cheaper???
     
  2. May 26, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    can u j-b weld the broken pieces back together?
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    i recently found some at a salvage yard...i got a question to aid, the old ones came out easily b/c they were broken.....how in the world do you get the new ones in? mine is on the passenger side, next to the door
     
  4. May 28, 2009 at 5:15 AM
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    they just pop in
     
  5. May 28, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    are you sure...i'm not saying your wrong, but i am pushing pretty hard(it sounds like its about to break) i can get only one of the side post in but the other one just wont go, it likes about 1/4 from going all the way in. (f.y.i. i have a 99)
     
  6. May 28, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    Trying to find info on this. Called the dealership but they put me on hold forever.
     
  7. May 28, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    jeff, when you find out please post. i am in the same boat, i got the vent and i am ready to install it, but some people say it simply pops in, and others say that you have to remove the dash panel. i wish it would pop in, but i honestly cant see how it does w/o something breaking.:eek:
     
  8. Jun 1, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    Hey, you're lucking, my dealer wanted $150. I did find two vents by just calling junk yards. Guess what I paid????? $10 for both. They actually had the whole dash center with the vents installed. They just popped them out and ask is $10 too much???? I about sh..t :)

    Good luck finding them

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  9. Jun 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    It's easy when ya know how (-: If they don't go in pretty easy then you've got them upside down. Turn them over and then they will go in really easy.

    Bill
     
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