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fudgiewhale

Air inlet question

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Hello again!

I hope everyone is well.

Today's question involves the intake vents on the side of my '01 Boxster S. The vent on the driver's side is mounted firmly, seeems entirely rigid and is offset (raised) slightly from the surrounding body panel. The vent on the passenger'e side of the car moves in and out, with some friction-feel, by merely pressing on it (pops in, and when released, pops back out a bit). It can't easily be pulled free of the vehicle (I didn't want to pull to hard and break something), so I'm not concerned about it falling out while driving, but I want it to be seated properly. Are the two side vents supposed to be mounted in identical fashion, or does one side normally sit more flush than the other? Can anyone direct me to a DIY about removing/installing the side vents, so I can see if something is broken?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts,

Fudgie

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I had the same question when I got my Boxster home and started looking at its lines more closely. They are not supposed to have the same depth of mounting so what you see is normal. As for the vent moving in/out, there is a screw that holds the top of the vent in and I believe 3 clips to hold the rest. Chances are your clips are not tight around the frame. Remove the screw and see if the clips are still attached to the edge of the vent. If so you should be good.

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And if you haven't done so already, if/when you are palying with the left side, remove the vent and Desnorkle. Makes the car sound even better. :)

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I had the same question when I got my Boxster home and started looking at its lines more closely. They are not supposed to have the same depth of mounting so what you see is normal. As for the vent moving in/out, there is a screw that holds the top of the vent in and I believe 3 clips to hold the rest. Chances are your clips are not tight around the frame. Remove the screw and see if the clips are still attached to the edge of the vent. If so you should be good.

Thank you, fasterjames! I will follow your suggestion and take a look-see.

Drive it like you stole it!!!

:D

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And if you haven't done so already, if/when you are palying with the left side, remove the vent and Desnorkle. Makes the car sound even better. :)

Good call! I'll probably do just that...

Cheers!

:cheers:

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