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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2007, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Talking A/C vents in console!!

I searched but came up w/nothing!

I really want to try this, I've thought about it for the past couple days so I don't have anything drawn up yet. BUT, I want to route a couple A/C vents through the center console so the passenger (my 6mo. old girl) can get some decent ventilation from the terrible heat!!

I haven't opened the console up yet or taken anything apart so I don't really know what I'm dealing with.

So if any of you guys had thought about this as well or have even done this, or have any advice, please chime in! I really hope this is doable!
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I just close down the outbound vents to about half and point the center ones at the back to direct air there. for the center vents you can get to those by removing the top hatch. I'm not sure about how easy it would be to duct air around.

Our B9 7 seater had a separate fan and duct work for the rear, it's up in the headliner. The rear has it's own fan switch too.

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does this sound like something the '09s might possibly have?

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What if you extend the rear floor vents to where you want, them run the A/C on the Floor/dash setting?

I find the current rear floor vents (under front seats) are pretty worthless in their current location.

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I find the current rear floor vents (under front seats) are pretty worthless in their current location.
I didn't know I had rear vents of any kind! Maybe I'll investigate back there tonight!

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I just close down the outbound vents to about half and point the center ones at the back to direct air there.
It's what I've been doing, but seems to be really inefficient. And when it's this hot out it takes quite a while for the cold air to replace the hot air back there.

But if it's gonna be a near impossible feat, I'll just leave it alone, but I'll keep thinking and investigating!

Thanks so far guys!

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I didn't know I had rear vents of any kind! Maybe I'll investigate back there tonight!

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Yep, they are under the front seats.

I agree with you. In my other cars there have always been rear seat passenger vents for the face, usually mounted on the back of the center console.

The floor ones (under the seats) are not much use so maybe you could reidrect them

The AC and heat works OK once the car has been running for a while but for a blast of cold or hot air for the rear seat passengers when you first get in the car, the front vents just don't cut it

I would actually have preferred Subie had left the climate control off (doesn't work anyway) and just installed a dual zone fan system

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Tinting the windows seems to help too.

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This guy with STI have the vent at the same location as our Forester. Maybe you can extend it further out using some pvc tube or something. What he did here is to prevent the hot air blowing at the amplifier under the seat.



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Tinting the windows seems to help too.
Yeah, I keep putting that off, but just need to do it!

I think I'm gonna try and re-direct the ones in the floor first as that seems like an easier way out!

I'll try to do some planning today and I'll see what I can come up with.
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