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Ranger44
01-02-2009, 05:36 PM
Talking about the passenger side vents on Gen-II and early Gen-III RBV's.

I recently replaced my broken passenger side vents. I broke the little tabs off trying to get the replacements off my parts explorer, AND when I removed the old ones on my Ranger. I glued the good ones into the dash, just to get them in.

Have these just gotten old & brittle? This just the way they are? or am I going about this in the wrong way?

The superglue holds them in tight, and snugly, and I can remove them if needed, but is there a better way to install them?

4x4junkie
01-02-2009, 08:06 PM
Small flathead jewelers-type screwdrivers generally work good to pry the tabs back from the inside while removing it. It still doesn't seem to completely remove the risk of breaking them though (IIRC, a couple of mine are held in with 3 tabs :icon_twisted: ).

Ranger44
01-02-2009, 08:21 PM
I just don't think they are made to be removed.

I tried using small screwdrivers, etc.

I'll just have to stick with glue or silicon....

Wicked_Sludge
01-02-2009, 09:06 PM
are you talking about the defroster vents or the moveable dash vents?

Ranger44
01-02-2009, 10:11 PM
The two identical dash vents on the passenger side.

Wicked_Sludge
01-02-2009, 10:17 PM
oh, those vents :D never taken those out before :dunno: