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Old 21st April 2007, 03:50   #1
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Well for all those of you who went through the Delhi Meet thread, you would know that Mr. Sam very kindly dropped my phone through the A/C vent, right into the bottom of the blower ducting!! Can't blame the poor fellow though, we had been drinking & the A/C grille was missing!

Anyways next day I had to have the phone retrieved for which we needed to take apart the whole dash. Here is a pictorial of the same:


It fell through the left vent which was without a grille, the right one was removed later to take the whole dash out.




The inside view


Taking off the steering wheel


Steering off




Plastic cover off


Gearknob off, taking out the console




Taking out the whole Stalk assembly




Central console being loosened


Taking out the Stereo








Mounting sleeve off


More pictures to follow....
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Old 21st April 2007, 03:56   #2
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Taking out the central console




Console off




Taking off the Instrument cluster cover




Cluster out




Did anybody mention about our Dusty conditions?? This is not the worst wait till you see later pictures


Back view of the Instrument cluster




Taking out the switches




Rest of pictures including full dashboard off ones to be posted tomorrow!! Keep tuned till then!!
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Ragman,

It brings tears to the eyes to see an automobile being dismantled - even in part. Hope your OHC regained her pride after the reassembly!

Curiously, what shenanigans were you upto in the first place without the AC vents ?
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Old 21st April 2007, 09:19   #4
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Wow... That was hell lot of dismantling Ishaan..... I hope the phone came out ok
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That was a big price you are paying for not replacing those grills, ishan. i had to do this in my esteem too since the AC ducts got blocked. But nothing to it really, just make sure all the screws are put back & tightened to prevent any rattling from there.
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the phone was in the vent. Must be fun when someone calls and the phone vibrating inside. hehehe.

I can just picture it Sam talking on the phone and casually putting it in the vent, saying to himself, so cool OHC has a dedicated slot for keeping the mobile.
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Uhhhh... Pics of open-dash surgery are definitely not for the faint of heart. I hope you got the phone.
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Its shocking to see everything being dismantled .......!!!!

Ishan are u sure there was no other way of getting the phone out?

BTW which mobile is it?
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it is a reference nokia specially made for Ishan by them.......hehehehehe......so is the phone in a good shape or...........

How much it took to take out the whole thing and fit it back......????
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Ishaan, Please put the A/C Grille As sooon as Possible... ,

Sam, is everywhere guys, sepang, delhi, cochin and even the person's head who is dismantiling the dash board hahahah
Good Job.
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For the want of a grill, the phone was almost lost!

Lol... and to think today was going to be boring! :P
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" Hi,This is Ishaan's mobile-Sorry My Master cannot take your call, since I'm in the Dash,Please call again later-Stop Abusing otherwise Dash Dash Dash. "

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Removing the whole dash














And VOILA!!! There's the phone!!!


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Hope your OHC regained her pride after the reassembly!
Curiously, what shenanigans were you upto in the first place without the AC vents ?
Yeah she's fine! As for the vent well one of the plastic locks broke so couldn't fit it back hence it was lying in the glovebox. Never thought that someone would think that the cavity from which there is cold air coming is a cubby hole for a mobile phone.

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I hope the phone came out ok
Yeah it came out fine, thanks.

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That was a big price you are paying for not replacing those grills, ishan. i had to do this in my esteem too since the AC ducts got blocked. But nothing to it really, just make sure all the screws are put back & tightened to prevent any rattling from there.
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Agreed John but again I didn't in my wildest dreams think someone would actually put a phone there.

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the phone was in the vent. Must be fun when someone calls and the phone vibrating inside. hehehe.
Yeah it was pretty funny & pretty irritating at the same time!

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I can just picture it Sam talking on the phone and casually putting it in the vent, saying to himself, so cool OHC has a dedicated slot for keeping the mobile.

Well you know the worst part, before putting in my phone Sam had put in his own phone in the same vent but since his ohone is much thinner is got stopped by the raised border at the rear of the vent. Now, when he put in my phone there was no raised border & it slid right down to the bottom of the ducting!! I'm just thinking how funny it would have been if Sam's phone had gone down the ducting instead of mine!!!

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Ishan are u sure there was no other way of getting the phone out?

BTW which mobile is it?
No other way possible, had to remove the whole dashboard. It's an E50.

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How much it took to take out the whole thing and fit it back......????
500 bucks!

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Ishaan, Please put the A/C Grille As sooon as Possible... ,
Yes, already done that!
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Yeah she's fine! As for the vent well one of the plastic locks broke so couldn't fit it back hence it was lying in the glovebox. Never thought that someone would think that the cavity from which there is cold air coming is a cubby hole for a mobile phone.

Yeah it came out fine, thanks.

Agreed John but again I didn't in my wildest dreams think someone would actually put a phone there.

Yeah it was pretty funny & pretty irritating at the same time!

Well you know the worst part, before putting in my phone Sam had put in his own phone in the same vent but since his ohone is much thinner is got stopped by the raised border at the rear of the vent. Now, when he put in my phone there was no raised border & it slid right down to the bottom of the ducting!! I'm just thinking how funny it would have been if Sam's phone had gone down the ducting instead of mine!!!

No other way possible, had to remove the whole dashboard. It's an E50.

500 bucks!



Yes, already done that!
Oops that must have been a time consuming one. Was there lost of dust inside, I wonder if it makes sense to open the dash every couple of years and give it cleanse job (for my car). It does not seem to cost much, have you to taken the opportunity to get any rattles fixed.
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