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What is the door under the dash for? #736141
May 10th 2018 12:21 am
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I have a 1983 G30 and I was poking around under the dash, and on the sidewall behind the emergency brake pedal there is a strange door, about 5 inches by 3 inches that can be flipped or rotated open into the sidewall behind the front fender. It seems odd, perhaps it's for access to some fasteners?

Anybody know what I'm talking about? If I don't hear back I'll snap some photos.

Thanks,

Hans

Re: What is the door under the dash for? [Re: Hans] #736143
May 10th 2018 1:46 am
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It's a fresh air vent.

Re: What is the door under the dash for? [Re: Hans] #736148
May 10th 2018 11:22 am
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Welcome to the site Hans ...


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: What is the door under the dash for? [Re: Scrojira] #736151
May 10th 2018 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Scrojira
It's a fresh air vent.

Thanks for the reply. Is it supposed to have a lever on it to be controlled by the HVAC system or just manually?

Re: What is the door under the dash for? [Re: Hans] #736152
May 10th 2018 1:38 pm
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It should have a little rod attached with a knob on it so you can manually open and close it.

Re: What is the door under the dash for? [Re: Hans] #736176
May 10th 2018 8:25 pm
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I can see where that is supposed to be, but my rod and knob is missing. Thanks for the information!

Re: What is the door under the dash for? [Re: Hans] #736184
May 10th 2018 11:30 pm
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No problem! Those parts are a dime a dozen at junkyards.

Re: What is the door under the dash for? [Re: Scrojira] #736189
May 11th 2018 6:45 am
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They are a pain.
Here's a Vid I did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkMijTiXj2A&t=81s

Re: What is the door under the dash for? [Re: Hans] #736192
May 11th 2018 9:52 am
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It sounds like his vent door is there, he just needs the handle & knob. Replacing those is easy.

Re: What is the door under the dash for? [Re: Hans] #736593
May 23rd 2018 2:53 pm
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Yup, my door is there, just missing the rod and knob. I think I'll just fabricate a new one when I have a chance, right now my major issues are the opposite side of the dash but that will be a different post.


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