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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Centre console rear vents retrofit

This has been one of my "wants and needs" for the ES for some time. Also, now with the warm temperatures and a child at the back, the AC cooling effect at the back seats was nowhere as effective as the front row seats.

The retrofit process is very much straight forward, with one obstacle - duct that runs from the heater core control box (beneath the dashboard) to the centre console duct. It will not fit in one piece (unless the dashboard is completely removed) and requires some cutting and then re-welding upon installation. I made one too many cuts (shown on the photo - only top and bottom cuts are required). Welded plastic was further reinforced with 2-part epoxy putty. Furthermore, a section from the existing heater core control box must be cut off for the new duct to slide in. Put aside 3-5hrs just for this part (I was not rushing) of retrofit.

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84670F2100TRY Cover assy - console rear
97020F2000 Duct assy - rear air ventilator, no. 2
97010F2000 Duct assy - rear ventilator
97103F2000 Cover - Console Duct
1249204123 Screw - tapping 5 pack
8412436000 Clip-dash panel 10 pack (1 required - can be substituted with a nut)
971172D000 Screw - tapping x2

The console removal is very much straight forward process. The split duct just drops in around the gear shifter. The rear console vents need it's duct attached from behind before reassembly. No more than about 45 minutes is required to achieve this.

On the other hand, the control box duct requires complete disassembly of the dashboard to gain access to the heater box.

Overall, the process was mostly fun and very rewarding at the end. The air flow from the centre console rear vent is excellent (both warm and cool air) and the vent itself is activated when the air flow is set to "face" or "legs and face". I very much like how this has turned out.
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Nice! Well done!
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Good info. Not as straight forward as we expected it seems. For me, I've had the car almost 2.5 years and in that time the rear seats were only used by people twice. So probably not worth the effort for me.

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Since our other car is a Mini, the ES gets used extensively when guests are in town. I'm thinking hard about doing this.
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To clarify, how the cover needs to be cut, I made this drawing. I was using Olfa serrated edge scissors to cut the plastic - no issues. Hyundai used some quality plastic for these parts. The offending part is 97103F2000 Cover - Console Duct. The additional small cuts are required to bend the piece straight as it slides behind the steel dashboard reinforcement. I did not mention in the original post that the centre speaker needs to be removed as well.


It all may sound difficult, but the install is achievable in about 4-5 hrs total time without much rush. I recommend using trim removal kit and some cloth gloves when poping plastic trim clips, there are some sharp edges there.


Voodoo Idol - go for it! ;-)



I really do not understand why such a simple feature was dropped from the NA cars. Kia Forte does have them stock, for example.
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What I don't understand is, why does the Canadian version get these PLUS a heated steering wheel and we don't even get the option?
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What I don't understand is, why does the Canadian version get these PLUS a heated steering wheel and we don't even get the option?
Pretty sure Canada doesn't get these either.

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What I don't understand is, why does the Canadian version get these PLUS a heated steering wheel and we don't even get the option?
Pretty sure Canada doesn't get these either.
Correct, Canada doesn't get these. I believe in the top trim "normie" they are available but not the Sport.

Good job and a great post! Debating which I'd rather do, this or the slide out cupholders from the non-leather normie. Cupholders would definitely be easier for me! Haha

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To clarify, Canadian Elantras do not have this vent in any trim level. This is, however, an OE installed option in the KDM and EU markets vehicles.


Slowstig - thank you. Have fun with the changes :-)
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