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Old 14 Apr 2006, 08:56 pm
riplead
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Default 2004 Accord dashboard vent rattle driving me crazy!

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,

John


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Old 14 Apr 2006, 09:34 pm
'Curly Q. Links'
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riplead wrote:
>
> 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,
>
> John



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Look through these TSB's, and get a diagram from www.slhondaparts.com

http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/tsb/a...ex.html#accord

Should give you a head start.

'Curly'
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Old 15 Apr 2006, 03:39 am
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"riplead" <jhalma@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> 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.


Make an appointment at your dealer for first thing in the morning and wait
for the car to be done. You might spend an hour there, while they replace
the offending part.


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Old 16 Apr 2006, 07:06 am
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Default Re: 2004 Accord dashboard vent rattle driving me crazy!

I figured they would assess the situation, and order the part, and then I
would have to go back again to have them install it. What are the odds of
them having that exact part in stock?


"Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in message
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>
> "riplead" <jhalma@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:88Sdnf1sfolEz93ZRVn-tw@comcast.com...
>> 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.

>
> Make an appointment at your dealer for first thing in the morning and wait
> for the car to be done. You might spend an hour there, while they replace
> the offending part.
>



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Old 16 Apr 2006, 07:15 am
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"riplead" <jhalma@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I figured they would assess the situation, and order the part, and then I
>would have to go back again to have them install it. What are the odds of
>them having that exact part in stock?


There's no way I can answer that question. So what if you need to go there
twice? It's under warranty and a few minutes out of my day, to save myself
money isn't a big deal to me.


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Old 16 Apr 2006, 11:10 am
'Curly Q. Links'
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Default Re: 2004 Accord dashboard vent rattle driving me crazy!

riplead wrote:
>
> I figured they would assess the situation, and order the part, and then I
> would have to go back again to have them install it. What are the odds of
> them having that exact part in stock?
>


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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
vibrating?

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.

'Curly'
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 06:10 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord dashboard vent rattle driving me crazy!

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.


"'Curly Q. Links'" <motsco__@interbaun.com> wrote in message
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> riplead wrote:
>>
>> I figured they would assess the situation, and order the part, and then I
>> would have to go back again to have them install it. What are the odds of
>> them having that exact part in stock?
>>

>
> ==============================
>
> 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
> vibrating?
>
> 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.
>
> 'Curly'



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Old 17 Apr 2006, 09:05 am
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Default Re: 2004 Accord dashboard vent rattle driving me crazy!

I left the car last night for service. It is already done. (10 am next
day)


"riplead" <jhalma@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> 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.
>
>
> "'Curly Q. Links'" <motsco__@interbaun.com> wrote in message
> news:44426C5D.38BE9ABF@interbaun.com...
>> riplead wrote:
>>>
>>> I figured they would assess the situation, and order the part, and then
>>> I
>>> would have to go back again to have them install it. What are the odds
>>> of
>>> them having that exact part in stock?
>>>

>>
>> ==============================
>>
>> 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
>> vibrating?
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 'Curly'

>
>



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Old 17 Apr 2006, 09:56 am
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Default Re: 2004 Accord dashboard vent rattle driving me crazy!


"Art" <begunaNOSPAMPLEASE@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>I left the car last night for service. It is already done. (10 am next
>day)


That was painless <g>. You worried more wondering how to deal with the
problem longer than it took to remedy the problem.



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Old 17 Apr 2006, 10:39 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord dashboard vent rattle driving me crazy!

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.


"Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in message
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> "Art" <begunaNOSPAMPLEASE@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:UgN0g.5586$sq5.4460@newsread2.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
>>I left the car last night for service. It is already done. (10 am next
>>day)

>
> That was painless <g>. You worried more wondering how to deal with the
> problem longer than it took to remedy the problem.
>
>
>



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