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Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Number6, Apr 7, 2014.
Does anyone know how I remove the air vents? Specifically, I want to remove the rings and "balls".
Have a read through this thread:
Yeah I've looked at this thread before but all the links are dead now
I'll see if I can find them.
This has the comments from member SMX, but he's photo's don't seem to work on my PC at work. So it's probably not much help.
I'll see if I can find the link on the French Copen site.
very carefully? okay not helpful lol
I have looked at all the threads, tried you tube and run out of ideas - can anyone tell me how to remove the vent rings?
I have bought some beautiful shiny piano black ones to match my centre panel so it doesn't matter too much if the old ones break but I just can't work out how to get them off. :-(-(-((
Any suggestions will be tried and really appreciated!
If you have new rings can you not tell how they are fitted by just looking at them? If they have tags on the back they probably just clip on. Thinking about it I can't see how they could be fitted other than by clipping on. If they do clip on then prise them off with a screwdriver but put something like a cloth or sticky tape on the dash where you are prising so it's doesn't get marked.
The rings are clipped on by four clips but into the vent sleeve which is fitted into the dash. I think this sleeve must come out so that you can remove the rings and replace them. Other makes / cars etc have how to videos on you tube but nothing for the Copen.
Welcome back Copencat!! I thought you'd sold out and bought a proper car!
I remember reading a thread on here about removing the rings (not this one) have you searched? I seem to remember a thin bladed implement being used.
I removed a vent from a previous car to gain access to the adjustable fins. One had got pushed in by one of those air freshener things. I reached under the dash, and gripped the duct, what you called the sleeve, and just pushed it forward. Not certain that would work with the Copen though.
This is an old thread look at the date copencat posted?
Some pics from the web (not mine, I've not tried removing the vents but they may help)
Thanks for those pictures, great to see how they are locked in to the dash, sadly looking at them, I've no clue how I'm going to release the sleeve >.<
So if anyone has had any success in getting these out...
I did see the other threads and most of the links are now broken/dead so it hasn't been much help, still trying though!
Oh dear you're right! Maybe she did buy that other car after all!
if it doesn't matter too much if you break a couple of the clips/tabs on the old rings - I swapped mine for piano black ones a few months back.
I just pressed in each side roughly where the clips would be with a blunt screwdriver blade - between/behind the ring and the dash itself - while pulling on the ring. The hard part is working out where the first tab is at the 12, 1, 2 or 3 o'clock position - but once the first one "pops" (it might break the tab) - then the others are easy to locate and press upon.
A bit of brute force seemed to only break one tab per old ring. Not aht I'd ever want to put them back on again, but still quite ok to use if needed.
Thanks grunt, it looks like this is only option, I will give it a go this weekend... O.o
I'll take the old vent rings off ya
Clare Did you ever manage to replace the vent rings??