Air Vents

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Desireless, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Desireless

    Desireless Guest

    Corsa 1998 - Just under the LCD and above the heater controls etc, are
    the two air vents with hazard light switch inbetween. The
    air-direction-wheel in the left hand vent has moved away and is
    sitting loose inside. I removed the radio, the air-circulation slider
    etc and found two screws, still, the front panel won't come off. Now I
    read in newsgroups that the vents themselves can be removed with
    butter knives. Just tried, still can't get the damn thing off. Is
    there some knack to this?
    Desireless, Nov 1, 2006
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    Desireless Guest

    By pure amazing miraculous miracles of the phenomenal kind, I bought a
    Diesel version of the required Hayne's Manual:

    Vauxhall Opel Corsa Diesel
    Mar 1993 to Oct 2000 (K to X registration)

    In case anyone needs rapid info on anything.
    Desireless, Nov 1, 2006
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    kimble Guest

    Vent pointing all the way down, knife in the gap at the top, a fair bit
    more force than you think it should take and a grudging acceptance that
    there's probably going to be a notch in the plastic afterwards.

    They do actually fit through the gap, even if it looks like they won't.

    As long as you push them in straight, refitting is a lot less painful
    than removal.

    kimble, Nov 1, 2006
  4. Desireless

    Ian Hatten Guest

    When I removed mine on my 2005 Corsa, I was told by the dealership to place
    a thin bladed screwdriver between the vent and the centre panel [the bit the
    hazard flasher switch] and gently press outwards, not levering, so it kind
    of pivots on the outermost swivel point. No marks left on any panel.

    Ian Hatten, Nov 1, 2006
  5. Desireless

    Desireless Guest

    According to the book, you're both right. Knife in the top, knife in
    the right hand side - (I'm working on left vent) and yeah hehe, I now
    have my very own little notch in the plastic.

    Desireless, Nov 2, 2006
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