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THIRD MOUNTING SCREW ON AIR VENTS? by QCMANAGER
Started on: 05-16-2015 11:28 PM
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A couple of the directional vanes are broken off of my air vents that are mounted at each end of the dash. I was able to obtain some nice used ones but when I tried to remove the broken ones and install the new ones I discovered another one of those lovely design flaws that the engineers at Pontiac threw in just as a practical joke. There is a third screw holding these vents to the dash that is inaccessible. It seems to be behind the windshield pillar molding.

Can anyone please advise the EASIEST way to access this screw so that I can change out these vents? It just seems ridiculous to me to place a mounting screw where you can't even see it.

Thanks for the help.
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You can remove the A pillar trim, but be careful not to break the tabs that hold it in place. If you aren't experienced with that, I suggest that you find a practice dummy in a junk yard to see how they are installed. Due to age, they are often pretty brittle.

The other way is to remove the instrument pod, the center radio/hvac pod, remove the screws from underneath each end of the dash that holds it in place, and the 2 screws in the front ledge of each radio speaker. Then you can slide it back the inch or so to give you access to those two screws.
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Thanks for the information, can you elaborate on how to remove the a-pillar trim?

Pull up, down, in, out, etc?
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Report this Post05-17-2015 12:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I thought this topic sounded familiar.

REMOVE AND REPLACE AIR VENTS

Please try to refrain from posting multiple threads about the same issue.
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Originally posted by QCMANAGER:

Thanks for the information, can you elaborate on how to remove the a-pillar trim?

Pull up, down, in, out, etc?


Somewhat helpful threads on it.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...090219-2-082223.html

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...010219-2-005077.html

Its fairly easy to break tabs off.
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