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RivieraRyan
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PostSubject: 98 Riv dash vents?   98 Riv dash vents? EmptyMon Sep 14, 2015 9:03 pm

I accidentally broke one of my plastic circle vents in my dash trying to open it. Where can I get a replacement?
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PostSubject: Re: 98 Riv dash vents?   98 Riv dash vents? EmptyMon Sep 14, 2015 11:38 pm

eBay or junkyard.
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PostSubject: Re: 98 Riv dash vents?   98 Riv dash vents? EmptyTue Sep 15, 2015 6:19 am

Are they difficult to install?
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PostSubject: Re: 98 Riv dash vents?   98 Riv dash vents? EmptyTue Sep 15, 2015 1:18 pm

They are part of the entire dash panel.
You have to remove the whole piece from driver door to passenger door in order to gain access to them. If memory serves me right, they're held in by little tabs that are "melted" into place. I'm sure you can get one out and simply glue another one back in.
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PostSubject: Re: 98 Riv dash vents?   98 Riv dash vents? EmptyTue Sep 15, 2015 1:33 pm

They really aren't held in by anything more than the dash panel. They are sandwiched between the panel and the outlet they sit in underneath. There are plastic pins that extend from the panel that serve to line them up properly. Those pins can break when removing the dash panel and reinstalling, but they aren't absolutely necessary.

Removing the dash panel is not hard, IF you know how.

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PostSubject: Re: 98 Riv dash vents?   98 Riv dash vents? EmptyTue Sep 15, 2015 2:00 pm

The tabs on my dash are almost all broken so the vents either dangle or stay behind when I take it out. I usually just put them in their spots on the dash when I put it back in, then the pressure holds them just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: 98 Riv dash vents?   98 Riv dash vents? EmptyTue Sep 15, 2015 3:23 pm

matt270avian wrote:
The tabs on my dash are almost all broken so the vents either dangle or stay behind when I take it out. I usually just put them in their spots on the dash when I put it back in, then the pressure holds them just fine.
sounds good - might consider using dots of RTV. will hold it in one place but still easily disassemble.
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