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I'm not sure who did I it how, but one of he posts that get screwed into, behind the center vent, broke off. More than half the height of the post. Now the vents push into the dash whenever we touch them.

Other than buy a new one, any fix ideas?


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I would probably see if there was a threaded insert that would fit into the post.
 

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I would probably see if there was a threaded insert that would fit into the post.
I don't think there's enough post depth left to put anything into, but I'm happy to be proven wrong. Can you post a product so I can confirm we are thinking about the same thing?
 

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maybe I’m making it too complex. A zip tie would probably work fine.
 

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Use some plastic weld to make a new boss to screw into. Or get a cylindrical piece of plastic, remove what's left of the old post, then use the plastic weld to glue the piece of plastic in there, drill a small hole in it for the screw.
 

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Use some plastic weld to make a new boss to screw into. Or get a cylindrical piece of plastic, remove what's left of the old post, then use the plastic weld to glue the piece of plastic in there, drill a small hole in it for the screw.
you mean the product, like JB Weld epoxy, or you mean the plastic weld tool?
 

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Yes, I mean the product. I've repaired tail light housings using it.
 

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We came up with flattening out (dremel) the damaged post flush with the neighboring piece's top edge, drillling through the damaged hole, and simply running a bolt through, with extra nuts or washers to get correct spacing, lock washers, and done. It's not like there is any reason he would need to ever remove the vent from the trim. But jb weld sounds like fun. I haven't done it either.
 

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👆 what he said. I still owe you for the hardware tho.

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fixed! had to get creative ;) to get screw in upside down. nut was too big to fit under, so had to do everything upside down.
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bolt, split washer, /, nut, nut, nut, washer, /, split washer

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here's the other side starting to break
should I take screw out, jb weld, then put screw back in after dry? save trouble before it breaks. felt solid.
 

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While you've got it out, go ahead and JB it. Once dry, you'll probably want to drill a pilot hole for the screw.
 
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