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    Default Small job...now out of control. Please Help!

    Guys, The other day I had one air vent horizontal collapse (as pictured) and this has now escalated to 3 after I tried to repair the first one. I need the best way to get the presentation back to normal on an otherwise immaculate facelift Elite.

    Can the front facia be removed easily without cosmetic damage? OR should I entrust the whole job to Vauxhall?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated - Cheers.
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    no pics!!
    however..the vents can be fixed I believe with new slats.. or try a scrappy.. i had a single vent break and got one from a scrappy for not much more than a fiver for the whole unit!

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    The airvents are a doddle to change m8,just remove very carefully the crome looking plastic trim,this exposes the screws,just undo and get swapping,pick new vents up on Flea bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdad View Post
    The airvents are a doddle to change m8,just remove very carefully the crome looking plastic trim,this exposes the screws,just undo and get swapping,pick new vents up on Flea bay.
    Understood mate, But how do you make a start with the plastic trim? - its wedged in like a son of a bi*ch!

    Picture on link below..

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84678

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    The plastic trims that runs under the vents just pull off - get a good grip off it and just pull forwards, it's only held on by spring clips but needs a good ol' pull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    The plastic trims that runs under the vents just pull off - get a good grip off it and just pull forwards, it's only held on by spring clips but needs a good ol' pull.

    We are talking about the trim surround that goes round the vents and the nav screen .. yeah?

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    to save hassle try the breakers if you can pick one up cheap enough

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    Ah no, to remove the trim around the vents you first need to pull off the trim that runs across the console i.e. above the glove box etc. and that will reveal screws that will let you then remove the vents etc.

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    ah just noticed its the vent with the screen.. cheaper to fix with the slats you can get from ebay...

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