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      05-11-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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Becareful with your HVAC vent adjusters..

This morning I was in shock when I went to adjust my driver side vents and they fell apart.... Curious I went to adjust the passenger side and the same exact thing happened....

I can't believe all 4 front adjusters failed with literally no force at all. As you can see one of the backings had also fallen out. The remaining 3 are still stuck in the HVAC vents.
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      05-11-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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Interesting, never seen this happen before...
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      05-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
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Interesting, never seen this happen before...
Neither have I... I did a quick search with no results. Either these things are really weak or the previous owner of the car used to SLAM these things in place.
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      05-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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Sounds familiar:

Not on a BMW, but I had a Mercury Mistake... I mean, Mystique, that was possessed by the Demon of Perpetual Car Snafus. One of the twenty-one (really) warranty-serviceable failures was the horizontal center-mounted air conditioning vents. I hardly ever moved them, and one day just touched it to point it a different direction .... the entire assembly fell apart like they were dominoes. I vividly remember all the little plastic blades cascading down to the center console.

What a POS that car was...


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      05-11-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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Are you in an E46 or an E92?
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      05-11-2012, 10:43 AM   #6
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OP do you have beefy Bigfoot paws? I have this fat friend "Adam Bomb" with the fattest fingers you have ever seen, anything he touches just crumbles in fear of the wrath of his paws. I wont let that fat bitch within 10 feet of my car. Just food for thought...
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      05-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #7
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Are you in an E46 or an E92?
Yes, I am in a E92. Haven't updated my user cp yet..

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OP do you have beefy Bigfoot paws? I have this fat friend "Adam Bomb" with the fattest fingers you have ever seen, anything he touches just crumbles in fear of the wrath of his paws. I wont let that fat bitch within 10 feet of my car. Just food for thought...
Not at all. Just an athletic build 6'2 white boy
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      05-11-2012, 11:14 AM   #8
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      05-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #9
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This happened on our '07 E93 335. Fixed under warranty.
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      05-11-2012, 11:17 AM   #10
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At least you have a forum to vent.
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      05-11-2012, 11:19 AM   #11
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Not at all. Just an athletic build 6'2 white boy
Do your friends refer to you as "ogre" or "corn fed". This could be an indicator.
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      05-11-2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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      05-11-2012, 11:31 AM   #13
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I think you man handled it to be honest.
That's what my original thought process was when the first one snapped off. Then I went on to try to slide the remaining 3 from left to right slowly and felt that they were all loose. Once one of the clips fails chances are the 2nd one on the same side will follow shortly. I wish I could blame it on my brute strength but that's not the case.

Just giving a heads up to people that this may happen. Unfortunately if you aren't under warranty you will need to buy the whole housing as you cannot purchase just the tab.
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      05-11-2012, 12:16 PM   #14
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OP needs to lay off the 'roids?
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OP, would your last name happen to be Banner? Are you sometimes enraged to the point where you wake up in a pile of rubble with no recollection of how you got there or how the destruction occurred?
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      05-11-2012, 01:49 PM   #16
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OP, would your last name happen to be Banner? Are you sometimes enraged to the point where you wake up in a pile of rubble with no recollection of how you got there or how the destruction occurred?
HULK SMASH!!!

"OMG, my air vents are busted...WTF happened?!?!"
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lol! love it
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      05-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #19
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      05-11-2012, 08:41 PM   #20
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My detailer's guys (who is really good) broke both my center vents. He paid to replace them.

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      05-12-2012, 03:10 AM   #21
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OP, would your last name happen to be Banner? Are you sometimes enraged to the point where you wake up in a pile of rubble with no recollection of how you got there or how the destruction occurred?
Lol awesome.
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