Lefty is Loosey

Floppy P.O.S.!
@Plethos (9615)
United States
April 26, 2017 12:28am CST
*Rant of the moment* One of the constant things in my life has been that no matter what car I have ever owned in my life, the left a.c. vent on the dashboard of my car is always flopping loose. It never stays put in place. Every time I hit a minor bump it closes shut. I go over train tracks, the vents close. I make a turn, the vent goes loosey goosey. I.m tired of it. Im really close to just ripping out the darn thing and make an air duct out of an aluminum can to direct the air where I need/want it to go. The side to side has always been the only thing that has ever worked. It's the up and down vents that pi$$ me off. I've tried everything to hold it in place. Everything from stuffing gum wrappers, attaching air freshner clips, thin pieces of wire, the metal blade from windshield wipers, gum, tacky stuff, drop of glue, voodoo, expletives, leprechaun bone fragments, unicorn hair and many other techniques that I have forgotten. Rant over, thanks for reading. Photograph- Taken/Owned by me, Plethos
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26 Apr 17
Have you tried the blood of a virgin who dances around his {it has to be a male} bedroom in his underpants whilst wearing a traffic cone on his head?
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@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
26 Apr 17
Surely the underpants are surplus to requirements in that scenario...?
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
26 Apr 17
lol, virgin. thats a rare breed around these parts.
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
26 Apr 17
@pgntwo - so the traffic cone is just an accessory? wow, i had that backwards.
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• United States
26 Apr 17
I never had a left loose vent!
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
26 Apr 17
lucky you. but your such a cool person anyways, you dont need a.c. to cool you down.
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• United States
26 Apr 17
@Plethos Hahah, I use the a/c but I don't need it most of the time where I live compared to you!
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
26 Apr 17
@infatuatedbby - the a.c. line is a pickup line around here when you see a cute lady walking. - " Hey chula, need a ride? A.C. is nice and cold. " - " Pretty girl like you shouldnt be sweating, you should be freezing in this car "
@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
26 Apr 17
I had one of those, the right-side is usually OK though, given that's the driver's side here...
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
26 Apr 17
hmm, maybe i should switch my steering wheel to the other side to fix this problem .
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@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
26 Apr 17
@Plethos Rumour has it that Peugeot, a French car maker, used to do that very thing to make cars for the right-hand drive markets... The wiring looms used to be under tension, giving out well ahead of the car's expected lifetime...
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
26 Apr 17
@pgntwo - thats interesting. Doing it on purpose to anger car owners.
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@LadyDuck (147312)
• Switzerland
26 Apr 17
Do you mean that this happened with previous cars too? This is weird.
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
26 Apr 17
yes, i must be carrying a curse.
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@LadyDuck (147312)
• Switzerland
26 Apr 17
@Plethos I think you are carrying a curse, we never had such a problem.
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
26 Apr 17
@LadyDuck - i will have to throw some holy water at the vent then.
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@JolietJake (49891)
• United States
26 Apr 17
My A/C vent on the left side got stuck open once and I had to go to a repair shop and have the door taken apart and the window put back on the track.
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
26 Apr 17
i wish mine would do that.
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@JolietJake (49891)
• United States
26 Apr 17
@Plethos It's fine...except when it rains
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• United States
4 Jan
my brother usually jams matchbooks in there..
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
4 Jan
i currently have one of them ac vent air freshners in it, its actually holding up .
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@Tampa_girl7 (24907)
• United States
27 Apr 17
Have you tried looking this problem up on YouTube. We are able to resolve many of our problems through watching a video there. Good luck.
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@Plethos (9615)
• United States
1 May 17
actually no, the thought never crossed my mind, im having a moment of obviousness now.
@DaddyEvil (23486)
• Aurora, Missouri
22 Jun
Uhm... Plethos, why didn't you just replace the vent? BTW, if you still have some of the unicorn hair, I could use a little bit of it. You did get tail hair, not mane hair, right? (Everyone knows unicorn mane hair doesn't have the same amount of magic in it that tail hair carries.)
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/air_vent~pop.html