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Old 06-16-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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How to remove vents above radio?Help needed!

I'm trying to remove vents or vent duct above radio on 2006 Focus.
I replaced air direction cable,removed fan and blew out debris but door still sticks so I'm going to spray some silicone spray onto rubber that seems to be sticking.

Are there any links to removing vents or ducts above radio?Does radio need to come out 1st?


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Old 06-16-2013, 10:12 PM   #2
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Moved to "MK1 Focus". Your car is what most consider the MK1.5, but the removal of the vents should be similar. Here is the information you need. >>Click here<<
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The above link is for a pre '05-'07 dash vent. For any '05-'07, the center louvered vent comes out of the dash with the vent surround, then, if necessary, you can separate the vent from that thin surround. The radio does not need to be removed. Just insert the "butter knife" between the bottom of the vent surround (looks like a frame, and surrounds both center vents, and the four way flasher switch), just below the middle of the driver side dash vent, and the dash cover, pry up (push the "butter knife" handle down) and the lower clip will be released. Repeat for the passenger side vent. If necessary, repeat for the top, prying down (push "butter knife" handle up) on each side.
I can send or post photos, tomorrow, of the back side of the vent assembly. Let me know.
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The above link is for a pre '05-'07 dash vent. For any '05-'07, the center louvered vent comes out of the dash with the vent surround, then, if necessary, you can separate the vent from that thin surround. The radio does not need to be removed. Just insert the "butter knife" between the bottom of the vent surround (looks like a frame, and surrounds both center vents, and the four way flasher switch), just below the middle of the driver side dash vent, and the dash cover, pry up (push the "butter knife" handle down) and the lower clip will be released. Repeat for the passenger side vent. If necessary, repeat for the top, prying down (push "butter knife" handle up) on each side.
I can send or post photos, tomorrow, of the back side of the vent assembly. Let me know.
Thanks for the help and I ggt the vents out.

My goal was to get as close to the sticking door that changes air flow direction.Then after the vents come out there's a y-port made of plastic that will slide out once you get vents out and you can feel the top of door.
I sprayed it with silicone spray,will reassemble tomorrow and see how everything works.

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Glad you got the vents out, hope the spray works for you.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:49 AM   #6
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Glad you got the vents out, hope the spray works for you.
Spray helps but it's not what I call a proper repair.Once left to the full left or right for extended length of time door sticks maybe not as bad but it does have a new cable.
Unfortunately without getting a full view of what's going on inside,a proper repair may never be possible.
A larger in diameter cable would probably be a repair.

I like my Focus do the 2012 and 13's have the same type of vent control?
If so shame of Ford.
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