Center Console Air Vent

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Center Console Air Vent

Post by Posidrive » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:42 pm

Feeling a bit miffed, had the car 3 days and the first fault has appeared. Started her this morning and the center console air vent didn't quite raise fully and didn't retract when I turned her off. I have seen some comments on a US forum that they stick occasionally, is the reasonable or is it likely to be that the mechanism has completely failed? Could it be a fuse?
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Re: Center Console Air Vent

Post by Fez » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:10 pm

A know problem, did you buy it privately. If not then return and let them sort. Phil.
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Re: Center Console Air Vent

Post by Posidrive » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:20 pm

Fez wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:10 pm
A know problem, did you buy it privately. If not then return and let them sort. Phil.
Its an approved used from a dealer, just not by local one. I presume it will fixed under the approved warranty although it looks dodgy claiming for a new fault 3 days after receiving the car, but it was definitely working.

Booked into my local dealer to be looked at next Monday
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Re: Center Console Air Vent

Post by RPSN » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:21 pm

If you've only had the car for 3 days, take it back to where you bought it for them to sort it out or foot the bill.

If you don't get any joy have a look at this......
Dash Board Vent Repair - Jaguar F-Type.pdf
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Re: Center Console Air Vent

Post by Cluck » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:29 pm

Funnily enough, mine did this last week when it was very cold - first time I'd started the car for a week or so. I was going to try again when it was a bit warmer. If it's still not working properly then I'll be reporting it too - bear in mind, mine is not even 10 months old.
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Re: Center Console Air Vent

Post by Posidrive » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:34 pm

RPSN wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:21 pm
If you've only had the car for 3 days, take it back to where you bought it for them to sort it out or foot the bill.

If you don't get any joy have a look at this......
I it wasn't for this damn lockdown and its a 70 mile trip to the original dealer I would have been straight down there. But at the end of the day I don't care who fixes it as long as I don't have to pay and it is properly resolved. Nearest dealer is only 8 miles away.
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Re: Center Console Air Vent

Post by Posidrive » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:36 pm

Cluck wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:29 pm
Funnily enough, mine did this last week when it was very cold - first time I'd started the car for a week or so. I was going to try again when it was a bit warmer. If it's still not working properly then I'll be reporting it too - bear in mind, mine is not even 10 months old.
Knowing my luck the car will have warmed up enough for it to move by the time I arrive at the dealer
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Re: Center Console Air Vent

Post by scm » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:59 pm

Sounds like you have it set to always raise? I leave mine on auto, so it never raises during cold weather, and I know spring is on the way the first time pops up after winter! Hope you can get it resolved to your satisfaction.
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Re: Center Console Air Vent

Post by Lunar » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:07 pm

The OP has a convertible, so the vent still rises for heat in cold weather - well certainly with the roof down.
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Re: Center Console Air Vent

Post by scm » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:09 pm

Lunar wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:07 pm
The OP has a convertible, so the vent still rises for heat in cold weather - well certainly with the roof down.
Ah, I sit corrected. ;) I'm pretty sure the vent only delivers cold air in my coupe.
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