View Full Version : Need help with mystery object in AC vent... PLEASE

01-27-2016, 11:16 PM
So last night my niece was riding in the back seat and she was eating Mike N Ikes. She dropped one behind the driver seat and it managed its way into the AC vent/duct under the driver seat. Now every time I turn I hear it rolling. I tried pulling it out with a wire coat hanger but it doesn't seem to want to come out. The only way to get it out is by disassembling the vent. Problem is, there doesn't seem to be a way to take it apart. Every time I pull on it the whole carpet lifts up. Anyone know how to go about this?
Thanks in advance!

01-28-2016, 09:40 AM
I think you have to loosen the seat too get out the carpet and vent [:/]

01-28-2016, 05:09 PM
Ok ... so this happened today.
There's still a rolling noise, so there has to be more than one piece stuck in there. FML

01-29-2016, 07:55 AM
Personally, I would find a steep hill, put the nose end of the car going up and turn the fan blower on high, and set on floor only. Seems like a lot of work to remove the seat and carpet and then the ventilation system. You could potentially create some rattling as well by doing this is that bothers you (I know it bothers me!)

01-29-2016, 08:39 AM
If you wait until summer it will melt and stick itself in place and the noise will go away. [:p]

01-31-2016, 10:59 PM
I tried the steep hill... No luck!

In regards to melting it... I turned on the heater on high and set fan on floor only for an hour then AC to get it to dry and stick hoping it would do the trick, but still no luck!

I tried using a vacuum and stuck the extension (about a foot) in one hole and plugged the other but nothing came out. I stuck a toilet snake thingy (clean, lol) and it went in about 2 ft before it wouldn't go any further and I wasn't able to get anything out. It's driving me nuts! Every turn, whether right or left makes a rolling rattle. I dunno what else to do and I certainly don't want to take the seat and carpet apart.