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#1 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 04:02 PM
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something in the air vent

We recently purchased a used 2008 Limited. The lady was a grandma and I think one of her grand kids dropped a color crayon or something into the passenger side vent. When you take a left hand turn the item rolls to the right and then when you take a right hand turn the item rolls to the center. I was going to try and send a vacuum hose down in there but when I look inside there is a honey comb barrier just behind the adjustable flaps.

Can anybody tell me how I can get the vent out or or any good ideas on to get it apart?

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John

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I'm pretty sure the ring surrounding the vent just snaps out, removing the flaps and honeycomb. If it is a crayon, it will eventually melt in the summer when the car is closed up on a sunny day.

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I looked in several sections of the service manual and all they show is an exploded view of the dash and A/C components...I have a rattle (yes another one!) I would like to fix myself with the fuzzy side of adhesive black Velcro, a miraculous product IMHO. The ring is loose and so is the adjustable louver and when I hit bumps the assembly rattles but just the passenger side, the driver's side is a bit tighter and is O.K.

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I just pryed the adjustable part of the vent up with a thin blade screwdriver and managed to shove a small piece of Velcro so the rattle is gone.

Still disapointed with Toyota's poor fit & finish of interior plastic parts as it was not like that just a few years ago; it does not make me proud as a Canadian to have a Canadian built RAV. I wonder if RX350 Lexus owners feel the same as they are also built in Canada for the NA market. I'm surprised as Canada has an excellent reputation for assembling cars and in some cases it was reported as being even better than in Japan; I don't remember if this was for the Corolla or Civic but you get the idea. Not sure if it's still true today but it was the case a few years ago.

As I said in another post, the outside of the vehicle and the mechanical parts are perfect, so I can deal with the so so plastic parts (blame it on a local supplier?) and I can fix all the little rattles myself and accept the sub par fit & finish as the vehicle goes really well and has lots of nice features and qualities.

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