How to Replace Air Vents in a 1998 VW Passat

Written by daniel valladares
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Replacing the air vents on your 1998 Volkswagen Passat is a simple task. Each air vents on your Passat is held in place by a single clip that can be removed with a screwdriver. Once the clip is removed, you can pull the air vent out of the vehicle and install a replacement vent. To access the air vents next to the radio, you will need to remove the central dash bezel. This will require the use of a Phillips screwdriver.

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Things you need

  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn the Passat's engine off, and remove the key from the ignition.

  2. 2

    Insert the screwdriver into the space between the vent and the dashboard, and slide it around the edge of the vent to remove the clip. Pull the clip out with the screwdriver. Repeat with all four air vents on the front of the Passat.

  3. 3

    Remove the screws from the upper and lower corners of the central dashboard bezel frame, with a Phillips screwdriver; then pull it off.

  4. 4

    Pry out the two air vents with a flathead screwdriver.

  5. 5

    Place the replacement air vents into the Passat and place the clip onto the vent, making sure it snaps into place. Repeat with all vents, if necessary.

  6. 6

    Attach the dash bezel and reinstall the screws.

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