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Old 4th December 2008, 21:35   #1
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Default How to access the inside of the Vents below the Front windshield glass?

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Indica has these vents just at the top of the dashboards near the front windshield glass touching the dash on the inside. Does any one have any idea, how to extract object(obviously samll ones) out of these vents if it is dropped inside. Is there any way other than seeking professional help?

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Old 4th December 2008, 23:29   #2
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raj what have you dropped inside?
if its nothing important then let it be.
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Old 5th December 2008, 02:42   #3
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if the object is small try connecting a small flexible hose to a vaccum cleaner(more powerful the better - i once used a eureka forbes euroclean 2000 with 950 W motor ) you can put the flexible hose inside the vents try to use the suction to hold the objects and pull them out
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well, my son dropped the keys, which are really important, will try the vaccum cleaner approach.
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old speakers have magnets.
keys have metal.
enjoy
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Do these vents lead to any mechanical parts? As someone told me that things fallen in those vents may lead to the A.C. blower and may damage it? Can anyone confirm?
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ask me.! i had faced big problem due to these vents.

while fitting the Nippon security system at the Authorised Dealer Workshop, the careless fitter dropped a screw in the vent, I was around and asked him to remove it. he was trying to remove it from putting his hand below the dashboard. i received a few calls that time and got distracted, once I was done with my call he showed me a screw and said he removed it.

But I was doubtful as i vaguely remembered that it was of other type. I was in a hurry so I left.

Later, whenever i used to corner, in quiet stretches i used to hear this noise of some something rolling in the dashboard, and I was sure the screw was not removed. Eventually the flow control knob of the AC got stuck at "Air flow on the feet" position.

It took me many trips to the workshop (sometimes for 4-5 hours) and abuses to agree them to open the entire dashboard assembly and remove the obstruction form the vents.

Seems a pretty petty thing but a big nuisance. Try to remove it before the key slides down further in the vent.

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