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DIY: Volkswagen MKIV Dash Vent Removal

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Uploaded on Feb 17, 2011

Video tutorial on how to remove the interior dashboard vents in a VW MK4 Golf. This tutorial includes the driver side, passenger side and center HVAC vents. In order to remove the dash vents on a Jetta or Bora MK4, it takes a slightly different procedure. This procedure can be used in order to replace/repair the vent, cleaning purposes, if you're thinking about making any modifications, or upgrading your Golf style vents. Also included is how to remove the headlight switch, dimmer switch, hazard light switch, rear window defroster switch, and false switch caps. This particular tutorial was done on a 2004 Volkswagen Golf.

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Tools/Supplies Needed:
-flat (standard) screwdriver
-electrical tape
-T20 torx screwdriver

Procedure:
-first start by removing the driver and center movable vents by using a flat (standard) screwdriver with electrical tape wrapped on the tip prying them out
-next remove the headlight switch by pushing the button in, then rotating clockwise, and pulling straight out
-disconnect the electrical connector on the headlight switch
-to remove the dimmer switch, using a flat (standard) screwdriver, slowly pry around the outer edge of the switch and work it out
-once removed, disconnect the electrical connector from the rear
-now remove the vent by pulling while wiggling out
-you maybe able to grab that tang and pull back in order to make the vent removal easier
-remove the two T20 torx screws from the driver side vent
-one screw is by the duct opening and the other is behind the headlight switch location
-moving onto the center vent, remove the two T20 torx screws which were behind the vent diffusers
-pull out vent assembly and disconnect any electrical connectors for switch where necessary
-some vehicles are equipped with headed seats or traction control, but rear window defroster and hazard lights are standard
-switches in center vent assembly are easiest to be removed once the vent is remove, that way you can gain access from behind
-to remove the passenger vent, it is not required to remove the diffuser
-tilt the diffuser, grab onto it and then wiggle the vent and pull straight back
-installation in reverse

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