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Mini Vent

Hey boys im sorry if this is in the wrong area I was wondering I have a what looks like a mini vent lol on the dash but no air comes out of it does anyone know what it is the ranger is 2008 sport 4x4

any help would be apprisated
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You talking about a defroster vent?
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since the dash in the explorers and the rangers are the same that is the hole that on the explorer it pulls in air for the automatic temperature control.
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its a tiny little vent hole on the dash beside the passenger air bag
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I have no automatic temperature control on my ranger its all manuel
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I have no automatic temperature control on my ranger its all manuel
we know, but explorers and Rangers share the SAME dash, so to save money, instead of making a completetly different dash and whatnot, everything is just the same.
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it also hides a bolt that has to be removed to get the dash out.
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my truck doesnt have it
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Could be the air bag vent also.
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if it's the one between the radio bezel and airbag like the one here:


then the following statement is the exact reason why it's there.

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since the dash in the explorers and the rangers are the same that is the hole that on the explorer it pulls in air for the automatic temperature control.

I have never had to take that out to remove a ranger dash. i've removed several over the past 5 years or so.
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it also hides a bolt that has to be removed to get the dash out.
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ty guys
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You just learned me something new
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my truck doesnt have it
same here.

odd his 08 has it, my 07 doesnt, and your 08 doesnt lol.
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my 08 doesn't have that. i thought he was referring to the ones at the end of the dash near the side windows. i'm guessing those are for defrosting the door windows.
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same here.

odd his 08 has it, my 07 doesnt, and your 08 doesnt lol.
my 07 doesnt have it either?
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my 08 doesnt have it either, i always thought that the vents were in the older rangers?
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my 99 has it they just pop out with a screwdriver... but idk if u need to take it out to take out the dash
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always wondered this but never remembered to ask.
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can one of you 07-08 guys posts a pic? i would love to see one without it.
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I have an 04... mine has it too. I figure it lets my radio breath, and we all know how important that is, lol.
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both of my 04's have it.
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i wonder why they would have made such a minor change like that? i guess the explorer no longer shares anything with the ranger, but hasn't for years.
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Thats how ford redesigns the ranger with small changes like the airbag for example
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at first i was like wtf!? at the radio in the 09. then i realized it's a xl and probably just has am/fm.
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