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      11-22-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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DIY request removing center vent panel

Hi there does anybody know how to remove center vents in E82.

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      11-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Why are you removing them>? I think they just pull straight out. I would use some plastic pry tools to gently pry the vent out. I looked online and the center vents are only 38 euros.

When I replaced my headlight switch... I had to pull and tug on that side vent really hard. I thought I was gonna break it - thats how hard I was pulling on it! lol

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Why are you removing them>? I think they just pull straight out. I would use some plastic pry tools to gently pry the vent out. I looked online and the center vents are only 38 euros.

When I replaced my headlight switch... I had to pull and tug on that side vent really hard. I thought I was gonna break it - thats how hard I was pulling on it! lol

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Thanks for reply...I will look for plastic panel tools I need them to not scratch anything will try to pry. Need to remove them because I want to try install boost gauge in the center vent. Something like AUDI S4 B5 guys are doing.
If I will mess up my vent grill I will just buy a new one to replace it but I think worth a shot.

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I really dont like P3 boost gauge. I want classic, mechanical boost gauge with amber light
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I really dont like P3 boost gauge. I want classic, mechanical boost gauge with amber light

HAHHA!!

Rimas, I was afraid you were gonna install one of those high buck boost/oil/trans/HP & Tq/Nm gauses we saw while at Manhart Racing GmbH. They replace your center vents and give you a mini pc in its place! :")


Look on Amazon.de for those plastic pry tools. I even saw them at my German parts place: Knoll, the other day.

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HAHHA!!

Rimas, I was afraid you were gonna install one of those high buck boost/oil/trans/HP & Tq/Nm gauses we saw while at Manhart Racing GmbH. They replace your center vents and give you a mini pc in its place! :")


Look on Amazon.de for those plastic pry tools. I even saw them at my German parts place: Knoll, the other day.

Dack
Oh c'mon ) I am crazy about 135i but still have some brains to keep the distance from RICE . Well maybe Manhart gauge is nice in some way. It's just to freaking expensive and my N54 is not Skyline GTR which is equipped with more gauges than Soviet space ship.
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I removed it. I used a pry bar at the top and pushed down on the vent.

Started on the left and slid the bar to the right.

It just popped off.
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