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PostPosted:Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:24 pm 
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…it was a lovely sunny day today so we took the Dolomite out for some essential shopping. And I paid £1 for a 2 hour parking ticket.
As usual I put it on the dashboard whereupon on opening the door a gust of wind caught it and twisted it in mid air … and neatly posted it down the demister vent. :-(
I couldn't blow it out even on double speed and I didn't have a Posidrive screwdriver. So not wanting an argument with the traffic warden I coughed up another £1 and got a replacement.
So what to do now ? I've had the long demister outlet vent off before but I can't remember what's underneath. Will this involve removing the heater motor from under the bonnet ?
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Tony.


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PostPosted:Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:27 pm 
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So what to do now ?
I think if it was my car it'd stay in there.. Removing the metal strip gives a slightly wider slot to fish around in but that's it - might be enough.. And you've got the heater matrix and stuff at the bottom of that so you're unlikely to get it from the outside...

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PostPosted:Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:34 pm 
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Daft question, have you tried turning on the fan at full power to blow it out?

If that doesn't work, an air compressor with a blow out tool might do the trick.


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PostPosted:Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:55 pm 
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[quote="MIG Wielder" post_id=336551 time=1617035074 user_id=1183
And I paid £1 for a 2 hour parking ticket.
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Crikey. In Brighton it is £4.50 for 2hrs.... or more!

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PostPosted:Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:00 pm 
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Thanks all for the advice. I had a fish around inside the vents today.and even with the fan at full speed ... nothing !
It can stay there. I have other things to do.
Cheers all.
Tony.


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PostPosted:Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:24 pm 
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Something long and thin/flat and sticky on the end?

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PostPosted:Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:09 am 
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No good trying to get it out now, it's run out !!!


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