Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

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Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by RussGLAuto » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:48 pm

Afternoon gents,

I was idly browsing some Mk1 Golf's (!) online the other day when I came across a shot of the dashboard windscreen de-misting vents. Instead of the usual Scirocco empty slots, there were to be seen some very nice plastic vent inserts.

Were these forgotten about on the Scirocco by VW? The empty slots just look unfinished. Out of interest, although the incorrect length, I bought a couple of them from VW Heritage which do vent packs for the Golf.

Aside from being obviously too short, they fit perfectly well being the correct width and fit snug into the slot ends. I have attempted to include a shot to show what I mean.

With these seemingly missing from the Scirocco's dash, it's easy to see how the dash is so susceptible to splitting, as mine also has at the ends of the vent slots as there is nothing to prevent the dash material from lifting and splitting further.

Any ideas or budding 3D printing enthusiasts willing to rise to the challenge? I did think of splicing some together for the correct length but that would look like a dogs dinner knowing my luck!
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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by mark1gls » Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:04 pm

They are a good idea and I guess it would be worth someone making some if it’s a common problem on a Mk2 Scirocco.
I’ve got some fitted to my Mk1 Golf as the dash material lifted over time and blocked the vents which is not a great help on a daily drive.


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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by chopperoli » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:00 pm

A friend made these ones for me and they are great:
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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by RussGLAuto » Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:34 pm

Oh bang on Sir!!

Does your friend want to make another set please? Her can name his price...

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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by chopperoli » Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:27 pm

I'm sure he would help you out. Drop me an IM with your details I will forward on



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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by RussGLAuto » Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:58 pm

chopperoli wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:27 pm
I'm sure he would help you out. Drop me an IM with your details I will forward on
Much appreciated, PM sent.


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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by RussGLAuto » Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:56 pm

Right gents,

chopperoli's best mate has come up trumps. Have rxd and fitted the 3D printed set of dash vents and they are PERFECT! They may well protect the dash from lifting and cracking further / at all... genius!

I think these need to be sent to VW Heritage as an aftermarket part?
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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by mark1gls » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:33 pm

They look good and well worth fitting to stop the dash vinyl peel.


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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by chopperoli » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:52 am

They are OK aren't they! He's made a few things now including a really sweet spherical gear linkage, will be offering them for sale on ebay for now



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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by chopperoli » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:19 am

Link for anyone interested! He owes me beers for this as he even used my photo :lol:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/353398248681

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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by Blueshark » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:09 pm

They do look good, the top cold be rounded of a bit to make them look less masive and flow more flush, just an idea.

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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by kidcrewbob » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:37 pm

They look great as well as adding strength - I like!



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Re: Dashboard Windscreen De-misting Vent Fittings

Post by Yandards » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:16 am

Got a set and they are well made.

Only snag is that as my dash is cracked and it's also lifted around the vent holes a little so some of them don't quite sit properly.

It's not an issue with the design just more that it'll help with the lifting around the vents but don't expect them to work miracles.

I'll try warming the dash in those areas and then try fitting them to see if that helps when I get chance.


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