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Old 06-05-2019, 01:12 PM
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Hello All... This is a silly question BUT after this weekend, lol, I think worth asking.

Mine is a 1986 S3 with the type vent in the photo attached.

I recently recharged the A.C... It works low and behold. I was driving with my girlfriend who, although I love her, is somewhat of a practical type (a machinist by trade tho) and sceptical about the whole classic car thing of mine. Anyways

She went to adjust the fiddly vent in the top center of the middle console and the thing just came into 22 pieces. I have had trouble with the damn thing... Needless to say I was a bit (quite) embarrassed... Call me a sensitive but...

Are there any solutions, alternatives or fixes for this thing that isn't upwards of the $80 new part? Are the new replacement parts just a newer version of the same fiddly poorly designed things?

As usual... Thank you all so much, in advance.

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Two useful links for you:

Fix your Vents

Match.com

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I haven't had any issues with my vent itself (same type as yours...my car is also an '86) but hold off on the match.com A machinist girlfriend could be VERY useful. Just gotta get her on board with the car...
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Two useful links for you:

Fix your Vents

Match.com

Hey, Thanks Drooman

I think I'm missing that wavy retainer... I've had this thing apart and haven't seen anythin like it... Is there one in the center vent,,, as well?
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I'll hold off on the MATCH thing, LOL. My lady is hot,,, makes GREAT money, is a great cook and yes a machinist with a true machinists eye - and stuff. She is a helpful skeptic and was the one who suggested write the post,,,, volunteering to do the fix IF she thinks it makes sense. It's not a good idea to let me work on things as fragile... But thanks.
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Could you post a picture of your vent in pieces? It would be helpful to see what actually failed. That way we can can give you some ideas on how to fix it.
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Hey, Thanks Drooman

I think I'm missing that wavy retainer... I've had this thing apart and haven't seen anythin like it... Is there one in the center vent,,, as well?
You can use wavy washers to fix those... and keep the girlfriend of course!





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Could you post a picture of your vent in pieces? It would be helpful to see what actually failed. That way we can can give you some ideas on how to fix it.
Absolutely... I'm at work, "working" lol, and don't have it with me. Later for sure. I appreciate it!
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You can use wavy washers to fix those... and keep the girlfriend of course!


Andrew, I think he is missing the longer center vent version of this piece as well...


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Andrew, I think he is missing the longer center vent version of this piece as well...

Yes. That's the one. No where to be found on either section, top or bottom. I do have the wavy washers, tho. By goodness.

+10 to keeping the girl
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Looks like this...

No wirey thing or place for it on this one, that i can see. How is the one placed in your photo on the are rest vent?
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the spring is attached at the ends of the vent fins. Once attached they move in unison.
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I see said the blind man...

Ok,,, I don't want to buy an $80 Center Vent so it looks like I have some figuring to do,,, that is,,, lest someone can shoot me an idea... wink wink
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Is that $80 the new price or used? If that's the new price, check with 928 international if you haven't already...they may have a used one cheaper.
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Do you have the "long springy thing" on your other vent the one with all it's blades ? If so disassemble the Known Working Part and have a machinist replicate it
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