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Old 08-30-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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double din install floor vent damper

did anyone modify their's or fabricate a new one?

everything i found was of people cutting their's out.

i want to keep mine and am trying to find a solution
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What we do is a bit simpler than ^.
There is an attachment point on each damper for the connecting rod. We cut them out with a dremel, relocate them to the lower part of the dampers, Tack them with glue, then epoxy them and fill the upper holes. The original rod is reused and works normally. You do have to notch out a 1/2" corner out of the right damper so it clears the new "walls".
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awesome, thanks guys
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What we do is a bit simpler than ^.
There is an attachment point on each damper for the connecting rod. We cut them out with a dremel, relocate them to the lower part of the dampers, Tack them with glue, then epoxy them and fill the upper holes. The original rod is reused and works normally. You do have to notch out a 1/2" corner out of the right damper so it clears the new "walls".
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Hey Cruz, I like your location "Hooters Germany" LOL


Hey Thanks CA1242, thats a great idea. I kept all of my parts I took off so all I have to do is do the fabrication and wallah my vents are back in operation.
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:56 AM   #10
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Hey Cruz, I like your location "Hooters Germany" LOL

I know, I like it too....

Hey Thanks CA1242, thats a great idea. I kept all of my parts I took off so all I have to do is do the fabrication and wallah my vents are back in operation.
Are you willing to help if I decide to go with a Double DIN?
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Sorry to jack this thread MPEGRIPPER.

Sure. Just let me know when you want to do it, I think I still have the old metal template, if not its easy to make.

Hey Cruz I found the SD chip on the European maps for my nav on ebay, ordered it last night. It was 75 dollars cheaper than from Garmin.

You coming to the Ansbach car show saturday? I am at Graffenwoehr right now, but on my way back I am stopping at the show on Saturday. Not sure what time the guys from K-town are leaving but they want me to hold 5 spaces, if you comming, let me know so I can hold a spot for you too.
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Sorry to jack this thread MPEGRIPPER.

Sure. Just let me know when you want to do it, I think I still have the old metal template, if not its easy to make.

Hey Cruz I found the SD chip on the European maps for my nav on ebay, ordered it last night. It was 75 dollars cheaper than from Garmin.

You coming to the Ansbach car show saturday? I am at Graffenwoehr right now, but on my way back I am stopping at the show on Saturday. Not sure what time the guys from K-town are leaving but they want me to hold 5 spaces, if you comming, let me know so I can hold a spot for you too.
i'm actually going to do this real soon, do u have the template?
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i'm actually going to do this real soon, do u have the template?
Sorry I got rid of it, but it was sort of easy to make. Got some tin snips, bought two sheets of thin metal, I think they were 12 x 12 inches. Measured the width, depth, and height and traced it on the metal sheet, then cut corners out, bent metal in to make the box leaving a small lip on other side that way I had something to mount it to. Drilled some holes to mount it on the back wall.
Here are some pics. First pic you will see the radio metal mounting bracket. I used that to mount the radio instead of mounting the radio to the plastic mounting bracket with MDF boards as everyone posts in the forum. Last pic shows a slight gap at the bottom, but that was fixed once I powered up the radio and adjusted the screen angle. Hope this helps.
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how to get right damper out

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What we do is a bit simpler than ^.
There is an attachment point on each damper for the connecting rod. We cut them out with a dremel, relocate them to the lower part of the dampers, Tack them with glue, then epoxy them and fill the upper holes. The original rod is reused and works normally. You do have to notch out a 1/2" corner out of the right damper so it clears the new "walls".
I know this thread is a bit old, but can you tell me how to get the right damper out to work on it without breaking it? I can't figure out how to get it out without breaking off the arm on top.

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1. Remove top control arm (white).
2. pry apart duct connections (damper is between the two ducts)
3. wiggle damper out (while prying duct joint apart)
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thanks for the reply - I'll give it a shot
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just wanted to pass on another take on the damper issue, HERE.
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just wanted to pass on another take on the damper issue, HERE.
That is exactly what we do with the dampers.
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nice - I thought I was taking it a step further than what you guys had posted in other threads - but I guess I'm still behind the curve.
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