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Old 07-19-2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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How do you remove the chrome rings around the air vents?

I want to paint these flat black, because I hate chrome for medical reasons. (don't ask) There doesn't seem to be an obvious way, and I don't want to snap/bend/damage anything. Anyone know?
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id like to know to.

my daughter broke my passengers side vent and i need to replace it.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:35 PM   #3
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I want to paint these flat black, because I hate chrome for medical reasons. (don't ask) There doesn't seem to be an obvious way, and I don't want to snap/bend/damage anything. Anyone know?
You have to remove the accessory trim plate to reach the three screws that hold the vent. Use a plastic trim tool to pry the plate off. As far as i know the chrome ring is part of the vent assembly.

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id like to know to. my daughter broke my passengers side vent and i need to replace it.
I think you can access the three screws that hold the right vent by using a plastic trim tool to pry the end cap off the side of the dash.
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follow this guide to get the panel off (also called the waterfall elsewhere on these forums), and there are three screws on each vent. IIRC there are loosly fitting tab-in-slot type things on the edges that hold the chrome ring in place, 3 of them i believe. as for the vents out near the doors, not a clue how to get those out of the dash...from underneath the dash somehow i'd imagine
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Thanks

Of course, they didn't show how to put it back.
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It turned out pretty good.

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