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Just kidding.

I bought replacement outbound dash air vents for my 200. Vent adjustment thingies are broken off and pretty tricky to super glue back. Anyhoo.......

They appear to be a snap in affair other than a lip on the bottom.

Anyone have access to a schematic for removal/replacing or better yet an instructional video that lacks pop country background music?


I thank you in advance. - dukmon
 

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Wait....please tell me you are trying to get rid of your old ones, because I NEED one! My vent adjuster thingy fell off and was lost by the previous owner.
 

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Yes, the up down left right thingy.

As to fixing them, it is easy to do if you have all the parts. Just pull the vent out, and there are a few clips that hold the vent to the vent body (4 I think). Once I got mine apart, I used a little dab of super glue on the "thingy" before I clipped the the parts back together. Better than new now.

Just make sure everything is aligned back to center before you pop everything back together.

But, like I said above, the previous owner lost the "thingy" so there is no way for me to fix them.
 
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I know this thingy you speak of, which you're missing. That would be the outer portion of said thingy which you place your fingers on to adjust..... is it not?
 

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Yes.

The outer part separates from the inner part. The inner part usually just falls back into the vent, and the outer part gets lost.
 

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Use this tutorial to get your vents out:

And then just use trial and error to get the vent mechanism apart. There were just 4 clips on my vent (rear passenger).

It is my left of steering wheel, driver's side vent that is still missing a "thingy" though.
 
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It appears we are on the same wave link here MS....... could it be because we're southern and enjoy bourbon?

Tell you what; I have close to $300 tied up in these new vents. That's right, you heard correctly. Makes me want to kick Toyota square in their grape bag. Of my two hemorrhaged vents, I am pretty certain one of them has the thingy you're needing. I was going to leverage you posting the previously requested video as payment but while typing this reply, I see that you have.

So long as there is no pop country background music in that video, the thingy is all yours.

But... I must admit, if I find the second thingy, I'm going to try the super glue route once more. It's the American thing to do and I love my country. I just don't love pop country.
 

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haha! No, you get back in here and contribute to this highly informative and technical thread!
 
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Well, that is mighty fine of you. I would try and fix it yourself, and then take the new vents back (if they will let you).

Otherwise, the thingy will probably fit in a small envelope. :)
 
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Sorry my friend, but unless the front portions of my thingies dropped somewhere down inside the vent thingy, mine too are missing. I will investigate further sometime soon. I poked and prodded the thing with my 100's key (it's vents are just fine, wife puts a foot on the passenger side all the time) and this is what I saw:
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Thats what mine look like. :bang:

The adjuster was missing on my 200 when I bought it (used).
 
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I'm sorry to revive such an old thread, but I'm missing a few vent adjuster thingies in the front. Are they available separately, I can't seem to find a part number or do I need to purchase the whole vent?
Any chance the 100 series adjusters are the same? - nope, not the same.
 
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