One of the fins is rattling on the passenger side vent in the dashboard and
is very annoying. I would like to know if there's anyway I could pop that
sucker out and either fix or replace it without damaging anything. I would
bring it back to the dealer because it's still under warranty, but it's a
pain in the butt for me to make an appointment and leave my car there. If I
could fix it myself without too much trouble or cost, that would be great.
Thanks in advance,
Look through these TSB's, and get a diagram from www.slhondaparts.com
Should give you a head start.
They won't have it on hand, but it's a thirty second job to pop it out.
Have you tried wedging bits of foam in between the fins to be sure if
that's it, or get a passenger to touch it with a pencil to determine if
it's actually a fin or something inside, like the retaining clips
If you own a back massager you could touch it to the dash and you might
SEE the offending part rattle.
Maybe somebody has the page of the service manual that describes popping
the vent out (or ask your dealer to do it for free).
Rotating your wheels front-to-back might fix it temporarily too.
Thanks for the info. I guess I will wind up bringing it my dealer. It's
always a long wait there even if you need an oil change. They are so busy, I
guess they overbook appointments and you wind up waiting.
Sorry for my confusing post. I am not the original poster worried about slow
service. I was just pointing out that my dealer finished service on my car
within 2 hours of their opening and the original poster should not be
worried about it. Unfortunately, when I picked it up the work was shoddy
and I had to wait while they fixed it. After taking it home I decided it
needed further fixing so it goes back tomorrow. The original poster is
right to worry.
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