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Old 03-12-12, 06:27 AM
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I believe its the whole assemby with the vent that pops in/out for lack of a more technical term.
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Old 03-12-12, 07:02 AM
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Had the same problem with mine. Opened it and it didn't close properly. Thankfully, after trying to close it for 3 days, it somehow worked. I don't touch it since then.
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Old 03-12-12, 07:07 AM
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I use it to hold a can of soft drink more times than not.
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Old 03-12-12, 04:03 PM
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Looking at the picture, I was wondering if this can be added to the passenger side of the vehicle, so they can have their own cup holder right under the A/C.

Then I thought, this will only encourage eating in the vehicle and passengers rarely clean up after themselves. Which means more work for me.
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Old 03-12-12, 07:01 PM
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That would have been a great idea for the passenger to also have one. The other good idea would have been able to also be able to close the centre vents, like every other car in the world. Silly design really. Does anyone know how to shut these vents (short of repointing it). Repointing is a pain as if the wife has a different temperature setting to me, she normally moves the vent towards my side which messes up my settings.
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Old 03-12-12, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by draco View Post
That would have been a great idea for the passenger to also have one. The other good idea would have been able to also be able to close the centre vents, like every other car in the world. Silly design really. Does anyone know how to shut these vents (short of repointing it). Repointing is a pain as if the wife has a different temperature setting to me, she normally moves the vent towards my side which messes up my settings.
Simple fix....Get a new wife :P


I also agree it would be a great idea to have them on both sides in the vent.
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Old 03-14-12, 01:16 AM
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Somewhere on Clublexus is a topic about putting a passenger cup holder in. I cant find it right now.

What he did was use a dremal on his dash. And slide one in.

A little too much work for me.
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Old 03-14-12, 07:32 AM
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Well, guys, thank you for all the comments. Until I read these posts I did not know I had a cup/bottle holder under the left air vent. I just 'discovered' it now, and it seems well thought out, but, other than using a cup to hold it, I wonder how someone makes it hold their cellphone.
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Old 03-14-12, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by pauljcl View Post
Well, guys, thank you for all the comments. Until I read these posts I did not know I had a cup/bottle holder under the left air vent. I just 'discovered' it now, and it seems well thought out, but, other than using a cup to hold it, I wonder how someone makes it hold their cellphone.
Careful, it breaks easily. Especially if it is open and you hit it while entering or leaving the vehicle. Rarely use mine as I am worried I might break it.

The smaller flip phones fit in there OK. Not the bigger smart phones they have come out with of late.
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Old 03-14-12, 04:43 PM
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Hang on, I just realised something. The US cars have the vent cup holder on the left hand side for the driver. Right-hand drive cars like here in Australia, have it on the right. Assuming they are exactly the same size (as they most likely would be), it would be conceivable to assume that if I got a cup holder vent from a US car (i.e. from a wreckers yard for instance), I could have a cup holder for the passenger. The same would go for the US. If that is correct, then I don't see why anyone didn't think about this before and cut a hole in the vent (apart from being able to source the part from the wreckers).
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Old 03-16-12, 06:16 PM
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Didnt find the cupholder mod thread. But I did find this about replacing the cup holder.

" There is a nut and a screw that will have to be removed to get the vent/cupholder out. To access the screw and nut the lower dash will have to be removed. "
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Old 03-16-12, 07:22 PM
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Can someone measure the US left hand side with cup holder and I will measure the Australia passenger side to see if they are interchangeable?
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Old 03-18-12, 11:07 AM
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Draco
Here you go.

Also send me an email. [email protected]
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Old 03-19-12, 04:08 AM
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Thanks MC5Wes. I have just done a measurement and it sure does look to be the exact same size, meaning that, in theory, a US driver side cup holder vent would fit the Right-hand passenger vent (and vice-versa). Hence 2 cup holders on the dash.

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Old 03-19-12, 09:01 AM
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I want royalty rights if this works! haha


It would be great to have another cupholder on the pass side...esp retractable. For all intents and purposes you can never have too many.
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