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post #1 of 5 Old 01-04-2008, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Defrost ductwork hose install

Just got my new ductwork for the defrost, and i can not get the POS to go on it's almost acting like it is to small to even fit not to mention it is a PITA to get to. Has or does anybody know of any tricks or tips for in stalling this thing. I have half the crap pulled out of my dash and would like to get it back together so i can drive this weekend.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-04-2008, 04:32 PM
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They are a PITA to install. I usually dont even bother trying to snap the little plastic clip in place.. I just ziptie the thing on. I hate them. I've had one of those stupid ducts riding shotgun with me for the past month.. sitting on the passenger seat still in the bag.

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I used sheet metal screws in the last one in installed. Then taped with duct tape to seal. Use the hex head screws and a magnetic nut driver in a drill. You don't have to use two hands to get them in.
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I have my heater box out and duct off right now so it was pretty easy, BUT it was not easy to do. Somethng that made it a little easier, not very safe but easier, was I heated the duct up by my torpedo heater first and made it softer and more pliable. You could probably do it w/a heat gun or hair dryer but I used what was right there at the time.

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did any of you guys pull the dash off to get to the upper section, My hands look like I was attacked by a bunch of rabid cats cause of all the ***** crammed up there
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