I accidentally lost my keys down the defrost vent. I am unable to see them any ideas

Asked by Dec 12, 2014 at 08:20 AM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

honestly this is now the 2nd set that has fallen into the broken defrost vent. this time it is
a big key  ring and the remote key ring that unlocks the doors is on it. PLEASE HELP

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142,915

You might be able to fetch them from underneath, in the diverter, if they went down far enough. For pictures see http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/general-pt-cruiser-discussions/43327-ac-vent-door.html

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142,915

Or get one of those wands with a magnet on the end, flexible shaft. Some part must be steel, magnetic, even if the keys are brass. If not a magnet, some have 'grabber' fingers that open when you push the button on handle

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i appreciate your help. how silly I feel. if they went way down can I come up through the bottom some how?

142,915

Yes, possible but might take some dis-assembly of the HVAC system. I would try that tool from the top first, go fishing even if you can't see them. The tool is cheap, like under $5, at any auto-parts store. That's if you have a way to get there..call a friend or something if you don't have another car. It really is worth a shot before starting to take things apart

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