How do I get something that fell into my defrost vent out w/o paying a mechanic the big bucks?

Asked by Feb 04, 2009 at 08:59 PM about the 2004 GMC Envoy XUV 4 Dr SLE 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 gmc envoy xuv.  A key to another car slid into the defrost vent on the passenger side. How do I get it out?  Where is the best access point?

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you could try a small magnet taped to a coat hanger, that will do it if its still in the ductwork otherwise your going to have to dissassemble

Thanks good idea. Any tips or links to diagrams of the disassemble process?


you can go to any car shop and they sell for probably change a tube magnet that is real flexible and a strong magnet thats probably your best bet. probably long enough u wont have to disassemble anything

What if the item isn't magnetic? ????

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