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Old 12-01-2009, 05:40 PM
Brian Carlton Brian Carlton is offline
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Originally Posted by brainlair View Post
Question for Brian and any who've had experience replacing the center vent pod. I'm replacing my leaky defroster, leg vent, and 2 main flap pods (behind glove box), and I figure if those have all failed it's only a matter of time until the center flap pod bites the dust.

Is the main obstruction accessing the vacuum pod the dash or the center console? The reason I ask is that I'm replacing the center console in my car soon, and was wondering if that will give me good access. If it does, I'd like to do it while I have everything open. If not, how much trouble is dash removal if I already have the center console out?

Thanks in advance.
Firstly, it's the dual diaphragm pods that seem to fail more frequently. The defrost and main door pods are the usual culprits on the rear diaphragm. The single diaphragm pods, including the center vent, scoop, and footwell don't fail as often.

The obstruction for the center pod is the location inside a small box. The top of the box is the dash and the sides are part of the support assembly for the dash. The center console is irrelevant to this pod.
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