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Old 09-10-2009, 09:50 AM
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Unhappy Candy in my vents!

I went to the Yankee Game, my nephews got the biggest box of lemonhead Candy I have ever seen. Even though I cannot get anybody to admit it, I believe that one of the kids put some Lemonheads in my front Vents. I can hear them rolling around, left to right on the turns, and front to back during braking. It sounds to me like they are rolling about a foot left to right during turns. I have removed the glove box to try to locate the source of the noise, but I am having a really hard time isolating where the noise is coming from. This is one of those things that will drive me insane if I don't make the noise stop. Where would I start looking for them and how do I take the dash apart to get to them?

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:26 AM
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i assume it will start to smell bad eventually too, once the heat is activated. good luck.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:48 AM
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First I would try to vacuum them out. Take the defrost vent cover off. It pulls up. Take a shop vac and duct tape a section of garden hose or similar hose that will fit in the vents and snake it in there and try to suck up the candy. If that doesn't work you can try taking off various pieces of dash to get to the vents. May have to lay on your back with a light and see if you can pull apart the vents at the connectors.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:23 PM
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I'm sorry... but that is just too funny!!!
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:23 AM
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All I can think of:

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**TOMMY's open M&M bag slides into RICHARD's car's A/C vent on the dash, when RICHARD takes a hard right**

RICHARD: Ohh No! That sounds great! Wow that's really gonna UP the re-sale value!!

TOMMY: I think we're gonna be ok. They have a thin candy shell. Hmph! Surprised you didn't know that.

RICHARD: I think your HEAD has a thin candy shell!

TOMMY:Y-your head has the sh- sh..shell on it.

RICHARD: Are you talking?

TOMMY: Shut up, Richard!
I think a shop vac may be your best bet. I would consider starting at the floor vents.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:22 AM
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Thanks, Tommy Boy.

How do you remove the plastic defrost cover, the front vent covers, and the floor vents without cracking all that plastic? I tried pulling the defrost cover off and it sure seems like it will crack before it moves. I don't have any special interior removal tools either.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:14 PM
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http://home.pacbell.net/cclary1/s8j_...df_gen_ref.pdf

The cover lifts off. It takes a bit of force, but it will come. If you lift a bit and look under you can see the clips holding it on.
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Gotta love kids. At least it wasn't puke.
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I couldn't help but laugh out loud here in the office while reading this.As the proud dad of a 4 & 6 year old I feel your pain...lol

Last year one of them put a penny in the horn pad of my wifes Rav 4,so everytime she turned the penny rolled and the horn blew.

We could learn a whole new level of practical jokes on your buddy tricks from kids.
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