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Unread 07-29-2010, 01:45 AM   #1
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I threw away my key…

Well, here’s another “I lost something down my dash” gripe. I was out off-roading with my sister and niece and just before we hit the road to go home I stopped to air back up. I took my key out of the ignition as I always do before exiting the Jeep except this time was a bit different. Instead of holding onto the key, stupid *** me tossed it on top of the dash against the windshield. As soon as it made contact with the windshield I new I was screwed. Down it went never to be seen again.
Luckily I had my spare hidden on my Jeep and was able to use it. Good thing too as we were a couple of hours away from home in the middle of no where and it was late at night.


It's not the first thing I’ve lost down there. I don't remember what the other thing was now cause it was long ago but considering what a new spare would cost me I think I might try removing the dash. Anyone have an easy way of doing it before I tear into it?


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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:47 AM   #2
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depends on where you lost it, the center is the hardest to get to. I had to dig for my lighter once but it was on the drivers side of the center dash. Just had to pull a couple of panels under the steering wheel and I found it wedged in some brackets. The pasenger side isnt bad either, just pull the glove compartment out and get a flashlight to hunt around in there. GL with the center part, lots of crap to have to pull to get under there, magnet stick might help along with a little flashlight...
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Unread 07-29-2010, 06:03 AM   #3
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Best thing is to let the winshield down to get a good look down there while you try to fish things out.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 07:11 AM   #4
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Sounds like a good mod would be to use some mesh to cover the dash vents to prevent large items from disappearing... I may need to prototype some mesh this weekend!

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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:13 AM   #5
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Foam pipe insulation does the trick. Costs about a buck and fits right in and fills the gap.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:15 AM   #6
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Sounds like a good mod would be to use some mesh to cover the dash vents to prevent large items from disappearing... I may need to prototype some mesh this weekend!

IowaAndy

Its not so much the vents as the huge gap (I believe it is to allow the windshield to fold but IDK)

folks have put foam pipe insulation tubes (the split foam tubes for copper heating pipes) into the gap between the dash and windshield.

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Pipe Insulation, Semi-Slit, 2 In, 6 Ft - Pipe Insulation - Pipe and Tubing - HVACR : Grainger Industrial Supply
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Unread 07-29-2010, 09:30 AM   #7
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Does the pipe insulation block any airflow, either for defrost, or the intake for recirculate?
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:18 AM   #8
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All you need to do is lose the other key and that will preven getting locked in. Can't get locked in if you can't get in!
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All you need to do is lose the other key and that will preven getting locked in. Can't get locked in if you can't get in!
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:43 AM   #10
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I can't help you with the R & R of your dash
But you can help others by doing a little write-up (with pic's) on the process so we can add it to the new F.A.Q.
While you're trying to find your key.
Good luck with your "Treasure Hunt"
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:47 AM   #11
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It's crazy and poor design to have a gap that wide, where eventually things are bound to fall into like keys, pens, credit cards, cigarette lighters, etc. I've had a couple of close calls and keep telling myself to fill the gap. I also wonder if there is any HVAC purpose to having the gap open? If a cigarette lighter falls in there it could possibly be a safety problem if it overheats from the defroster. I think this is worthy of a recall and Chrysler should come up with a filler piece to fix it. If anything falls in there, if should be fished out by the dealer as warranty work.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:19 AM   #12
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Thanks for the reply’s guys. All of them are great ideas. I especially like the one about the foam insulation. I remember awhile back about someone on here suggesting that before. Can’t recall who said it but I was going to give it a try. Too much time went by and I forgot all about it.
About the write-up; I’ll give it a shot and see how things go. If it seams like it would be worthy I’ll do one. I’m kinda hoping it won’t be because hopefully my key will just fall out somehow. I’ll give it a shot though.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:21 AM   #13
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Does the pipe insulation block any airflow, either for defrost, or the intake for recirculate?
That’s a good question. I’ll definitely check before I totally block the gap.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:35 AM   #14
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All you need to do is lose the other key and that will preven getting locked in. Can't get locked in if you can't get in!
I laughed so hard at this post, I almost fell out of my chair! Good one, McKBrew!

You were beggin for this one 1222!
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Unread 07-29-2010, 01:48 PM   #15
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You were beggin for this one 1222!
I know. It’s kinda embarrassing doing stuff like that but at the same time I like to keep the forum members amused, at my expense I guess. Anyhow, it just might help keep newbies from some unnecessary grief.

I’m still kinda laughing at myself and at the same time wondering what the hell was I thinking when I tossed the key up there in the first place.
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