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Pelican Technical Article:

Removing Your Center and Side Vents

Steve Vernon

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

T20 Torx, trim removal tools

Applicable Models:

VW GTI (2006-09)

Hot Tip:

Use care not to break the plastic or clips

Performance Gain:

Cleaner incoming air

Complementary Modification:

Clean air vents

There are a host of reasons for removing your vents. The center vents need to be removed to perform most functions on the center console. If you are giving your car a really good cleaning, pulling the vents and cleaning them from the underside of the vents is the only way to go.

Center Vents - Gently pry the trim panel up from the top of the dash using your plastic trim removal tool (red arrow).
Figure 1

Center Vents - Gently pry the trim panel up from the top of the dash using your plastic trim removal tool (red arrow).

Center Vents - This photo illustrates the plastic clips that hold it in place (red arrow, one shown).
Figure 2

Center Vents - This photo illustrates the plastic clips that hold it in place (red arrow, one shown).

Center Vents - If your vehicle is equipped with a solar sensor, you will need to unplug the wiring connection (red arrow).
Figure 3

Center Vents - If your vehicle is equipped with a solar sensor, you will need to unplug the wiring connection (red arrow).

Center Vents - At the very front of the panel is a single T20 Torx screw.
Figure 4

Center Vents - At the very front of the panel is a single T20 Torx screw. Remove this screw (red arrow).

Center Vents - Gently pull the panel towards you while lifting up.
Figure 5

Center Vents - Gently pull the panel towards you while lifting up. The panel has two plastic clips that sit in the dash (red arrow, one shown). You need to lift the front of the panel towards the seats then slide these clips out. The yellow arrow shows the T20 Torx screw. I find it easier to leave the screw in place until you have removed the panel rather than risk dropping it into the interior of the dash.

Center Vents - With the panel removed and safely set aside, remove the two T20 Torx screws holding the vent trim piece to the dash (red arrows).
Figure 6

Center Vents - With the panel removed and safely set aside, remove the two T20 Torx screws holding the vent trim piece to the dash (red arrows).

Center Vents - There are three clips on the forward part of the vent panel.
Figure 7

Center Vents - There are three clips on the forward part of the vent panel. Use your trim removal tool and gently pry these forward (red arrows).

Center Vents - With the clips free lift the rear of the panel up and slightly forward (red arrow).
Figure 8

Center Vents - With the clips free lift the rear of the panel up and slightly forward (red arrow). There are several clips on the front of the panel (yellow arrow) that you need to deal with next.

Center Vents - Gently pull the trim panel up while slipping your trim removal tool between the radio and the panel (yellow arrow).
Figure 9

Center Vents - Gently pull the trim panel up while slipping your trim removal tool between the radio and the panel (yellow arrow). Gently pry upwards with your trim removal tool.

Center Vents - This will free the panel from the dash (red arrow).
Figure 10

Center Vents - This will free the panel from the dash (red arrow). You still need to remove the electrical connections (yellow arrow).

Center Vents - Separate the wiring connections for the air bag warning light (red arrow) and the emergency flashers (yellow arrow).
Figure 11

Center Vents - Separate the wiring connections for the air bag warning light (red arrow) and the emergency flashers (yellow arrow).

Side Vents - To remove the side vents, begin by protecting the dash with a piece of cloth or tape and then use your trim removal tool and gently pry the vent forward (red arrow).
Figure 12

Side Vents - To remove the side vents, begin by protecting the dash with a piece of cloth or tape and then use your trim removal tool and gently pry the vent forward (red arrow). There is no hardware that holds the vent in place.

Side Vents - Pull the vent directly out from the dash (red arrow).
Figure 13

Side Vents - Pull the vent directly out from the dash (red arrow). Note: If your vent has a wiring connection on it, only pull the vent out enough until you can separate the wiring connection.

Side Vents - This photo illustrates where the six plastic
Figure 14

Side Vents - This photo illustrates where the six plastic "bumps" in the vent sit in the dash (red arrows). Installation is the reverse of removal.

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Comments and Suggestions:
Paul Comments: how much is the price of center vents for GOLF 5
August 10, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I’m not the best with part numbers or prices.

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