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Loose A/C vents

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Alpine777, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. Aug 8, 2021 at 6:43 AM
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    Alpine777

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    Does anyone know a way to fix a loose a/c / heater vent?
     
  2. Aug 8, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    French Avocado

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    I wish. They are $135 each to replace - insane.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2021 at 9:32 AM
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    I wish too. If anybody has ideas I’m all ears too. Sorry I don’t have a clue.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    Wait - how did you change it without taking the dash apart?
     
  5. Aug 8, 2021 at 1:56 PM
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    Amd what did yo pay for the replacement vent? Part number? My exact same vent is the problem.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2023 at 11:50 PM
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    Small binder clip from the office clamped on the vent and pushed all the way to one side added enough friction for me. Been using that for 2 years on all 4 front vents. You can hardly notice them and can still adjust the direction

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    I used superglue
     
  9. Sep 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM
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    I followed this exact video over 2 years ago and it still works perfectly.
     
  10. Jul 7, 2024 at 1:30 PM
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    Anyone else tried this? want to fix my 2 driver side ones on my 07... the only thing wrong with my interior on the work truck lol
     
  11. Jul 8, 2024 at 7:05 AM
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    Looking at this. Broken dash. To all you guys, there are lots of these trucks in wrecking yards now. I was given for free the
    plastic cover on the door panel behind the mirror I broke. There is a complete dash surround, I could have had for $20.
    Now is the time to find a local pick and pull. $10 panel removal tool set from Harbor Freight.
    If you are careful these dash assemblies are the easiest I've ever had to remove.
    Remember to start on the corner right below the fan speed knob and pull. There are many youtube videos on this.
     
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    I actually did just that. Found a junkyard with 6 tundras. Half of them had similar damage, a few had bad paint on the plastic, but I found one that was good enough. Easy enough to replace, no special tools needed, 10 minute job. I may eventually need to pull all the dash pieces and repaint them; sometimes, I can still notice the difference in paint quality vs. my original pieces and the replacement.
     

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