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vent rings

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by neill70, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. neill70

    neill70 Copenworld Member

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    i am wanting to remove the vent rings and paint them but cant seem to get them off, does anyone know the best way to get them off without breaking them?
    cheers
    neill.
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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  3. smx

    smx Copenworld Member

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    Hello,

    The short answer is no! I tried several different ways to remove mine and i think i broke each one in a different way. Saying that although they broke they were all still able to clip back together and feel sturdy.

    You need to rotate the vent ring and the assembly behind it by about an eighth or a turn either left or right and then the whole thing should pull out. the problem is there are 4 (top, bottom, left and right) little plastic tabs that stop this. You can try and cut these off using a sharp thin knife (as described on the French copen site) but i found the ones i did this to where harder to refit and line up correctly.

    In the end i got 4 plastic wedges i had (for taking iphones apart) and wedge them between the dash and the vent ring lift out the plastic tabs allowing me to rotate the vent ring and remove. Problem was the plastic clips on some were quite brittle and didn’t give so they cracked and split. Bit of super glue fixed that though and when they were refitted you would never know.

    Hope that makes sense, wish i had taken pics now!
     
  4. neill70

    neill70 Copenworld Member

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    thanks for that, i will give it a go this weekend if it stays dry :D.
     
  5. scooty

    scooty Copenworld Regular

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    These pics from the french forum might help.

    Andreas
     
  6. neill70

    neill70 Copenworld Member

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    thanks for that, gives me a chance to not destroy them hopefully.
     
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