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2012 Vent Removal

2012 Vent Removal

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When Jeep changed the interior in 2011, they changed the vent design a little. So getting them out isn't as simple as just turning them and popping them out. So no quick way to cool off your 20oz soda, or warm up your breakfast burrito. I know more than a few of you have done this. You can get a burrito supreme from Taco Bell in there.

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Tools Needed:
Small flat tip screwdriver


1. Feel inside the vent for a small square hole. The hole will rotate with the vent diffuser.
2. Position the small hole at about the 1 o'clock position in the vent. It will line up with a similar hole in the housing.
3. Insert a small flat tip screwdriver up into the hole at an angle. Pull up on the end of the screwdriver so that the tip press the release on the locking tab for the vent.
4. While holding the screwdriver, rotate the vent counter clockwise (to the left).
5. Pull the vent out.
Here is a better view of the locking tab and screwdriver.



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This page last updated: 16-May-2012

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