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A small, simple & Easy DIY: Fixing a broken AC vent adjuster of Hyundai Grand i10.

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So, this is what happened with the AC vent yesterday. The AC vent adjuster just came out of the vent while adjusting:-

 

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Went to Hyundai ASS and they had given estimate of around Rs 1500-2000/- (Material is ~ 1200/- for chrome lining vent or Non chrome Lining vent ~800/- plus labour charge is ~ 800/-). The process will change the entire vent including chrome detail and it may take a full day. They will open the lower part of the dash (Beige coloured part ) and fix the new item from behind. They have also told, the actual bill will surely be less than the estimates.

 

This made me realise that,

 

1) A little costly affair to what I am getting or what I am fixing

2) Fit & finish of the dash may not be as perfect as the factory fitting. And I don't want to spoil the super factory fit & finish of Hyundai which is niggle free till date.

 

But again, I have always arrested even a small problem in my car immediately & fixed the same ASAP. So going by that, this can not give me peace of mind hence it had to be fixed.

 

Returned home, took my weapon from dear wife:

 

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And bent it like this..

 

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Next, I held my weapon against the vent adjuster clip (the part which was still there inside the vent):

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Allow me to introduce my next weapon, everyone's favorite:-

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And Bingo! It was fixed!! I had spent ~ 5 minutes &  5 Rupees as against nearly Rs 1500-2000/- and full one day as informed by Hyundai ASS. 😊😁

 

I got know that, this is a very common problem of this kind of adjuster which is very common in modern day's car. So instead of taking to ASS try fixing it by Jugaad. If it does not get fixed you can always go to fix it from outside or ASS as per your wish.

 

That's it,  a small, simple, easy & effective DIY, done & dusted!

 

Cheers!

Pralay

 

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27 minutes ago, Pralay said:

And Bingo! It was fixed!! I had spent ~ 5 minutes &  5 Rupees as against nearly Rs 1500-2000/- and full one day as informed by Hyundai ASS. 😊😁

 

Beauty of brains at work! Kudos to the thought. I have been having this similar problem with the knobs in my Creta too :D. Out of 4 knobs, I have prefixed 2 of it till now, out of which 1 has been repeatedly worked up on. Always used Fevi Kwik to fix it. I now have reached to a face of just adjusting it more carefully and left it undisturbed.

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11 minutes ago, sagar said:

 

Beauty of brains at work! Kudos to the thought. I have been having this similar problem with the knobs in my Creta too :D. Out of 4 knobs, I have prefixed 2 of it till now, out of which 1 has been repeatedly worked up on. Always used Fevi Kwik to fix it. I now have reached to a face of just adjusting it more carefully and left it undisturbed.

 

Thanks @sagar for your appreciation. 😊. Hope this thread will help others. I wonder why A part which probably faces least abuse from the users gets damage like this and that too in Hyundai cars, which is known for it's interior quality! Jugaad is one side, but seems the problem is common. A new way out should be in place

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34 minutes ago, Pralay said:

nearly Rs 1500-2000/- and full one day as informed by Hyundai ASS

 

Looks like you saved lot of money and time. Nice work.


This issue is common in Hyundai cars. 

Initially, I thought it was quality issue of a particular batch.

But the same problem occurred in my MIL Grand i10.
 

They replaced it free of cost since the car is almost brand new. 

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2 minutes ago, Ranger said:

 

They replaced it free of cost since the car is almost brand new. 

 

That means, they opened the dash of the brand new car to fix it, damaging the factory fitting even in the initial days of the car life! 😞

 

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Nice work Pralay.....Pefect Other way work around...

 

Try avoiding frequent change of this AC VENT POSITION going forward.....and keep the clip and  Fevikwik all the time inside the car.......😃

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3 minutes ago, BORNDRIVER said:

Nice work Pralay.....Pefect Other way work around...

 

Try avoiding frequent change of this AC VENT POSITION going forward..

 

Thanks for your appreciation & the valuable tips, will keep it in mind. 👍

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Feviquick will loose the adhesive effect due to constant change in temperatures. 

But it looks like a easy fix. 
If it lasts for an year it is good to go. 

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54 minutes ago, Ranger said:

Feviquick will loose the adhesive effect due to constant change in temperatures. 

 

Correct point, it may loose its effectiveness. Very valid point.

 

No problem, even if it lasts for 2-3 months I will fix it once again with Fevi-Kwik. That is any day better than opening the dash (especially with the airbags one, which I have) for this little issue.. at least to me.

 

Cant really depend upon the workmanship of the ASS as compare to Factory fitting.

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On ‎3‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 2:11 PM, Pralay said:

No problem, even if it lasts for 2-3 months I will fix it once again with Fevi-Kwik

 

During the first time when I had this issue, I got it fixed through FeviKwik itself by the servicemen when I had given it for servicing saying that I wouldn't be paying a single rupee for this. They have done a decent job but, this turned out to be a temporary until my next service time when I had got it fixed again. :) 

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3 hours ago, sagar said:

 

During the first time when I had this issue, I got it fixed through FeviKwik itself by the servicemen when I had given it for servicing saying that I wouldn't be paying a single rupee for this. They have done a decent job but, this turned out to be a temporary until my next service time when I had got it fixed again. :) 

Ok, thanks for the input. @sagar😊. Lets see how long it lasts in my case

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